Farmers, ranchers and anyone interested in how crops are grown in southwest Kansas can hear the latest in key research findings at Kansas State University’s Southwest Research-Extension Center Field Day 2014 on Aug. 28 in Garden City.

The day starts with registration at 8 a.m. and the program beginning at 9:15 a.m. at 4500 E. Mary St. in Garden City.

The event features tours and seminars by K-State Research and Extension specialists and researchers, agricultural product displays and a sponsored, complimentary lunch.

Topics of the two field tours, plus seminars include:

  • Comparisons of Weed Control in Irrigated Corn with 60 Herbicide Tank Mixes;
  • Herbicide-Resistant Inzen Sorghum for Postemergence Grass and Broadleaf Weed Control;
  • Weed Control with 37 Herbicide Tank-Mix Options for Irrigated Sorghum;
  • Corn Insect Caterpillars and Bt Hybrids: Controls, Efficiency, and Cross Pollination;
  • Effects of Drought-Tolerant Corn on Spider Mites;
  • Integrating Summer Annual Forage into Cropping Systems;
  • Advances in Remote-Sensing of Crop Water Stress for Irrigation Management;
  • Using Crop Models for Assessing Limited Irrigation Management Strategies;
  • Revisiting Soil Moisture Sensors; and
  • Fireflies in Western Kansas.

The field tours will be repeated so all attendees have an opportunity to participate in both.

Continuing education credits are available for commercial pesticide applicators.

More information is available by calling 620-276-8286.