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Fall Field Day
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas will host the 2017 Fall Field Day program on Wednesday August 23, 2017 in the center’s auditorium.  The theme of the field day will be "Row Crop Roundup".  Topics include management of Sugarcane Aphids, early-planted sorghum, palmer amaranth control options in summer crops, economics of planting corn vs sorghum vs soybeans, and selecting a wheat variety for this fall.  A noon lunch will be provided.  Join us for Fall Field Day.

Cover Crop Field Day
Monday, April 24th, 2017
Kansas State University researchers have been evaluating cover crop management options in water-limited environments and will discuss their findings at a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 13 at the K-State HB Ranch near Hays. 

103rd Annual Roundup
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
The 103rd annual Roundup will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017. The Roundup will be held in the Auditorium at the KSU Agricultural Research Center – Hays. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. The Trade Show and educational exhibits will open at 9:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:00 a.m. 

Announcement of Phil Stahlman, Weed Scientist, Retirement
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center has announced Phil Stahlman, Weed Scientist, retirement after 42 years of Service.

Kansas Wheat Day Field Day
Friday, April 15th, 2016
The Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center (Hays) will be hosting a Kansas Wheat Field Day on May 26th, 2016.  The field day will begin with registration, coffee, and donuts at 8:30 AM.  Learn more about the wheat variety tour and field day presentation topics.

Title: Biological Control of Insect Pests
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Kansas grew more than 199 million bushels of sorghum for grain in 2014, enough to make it the highest-producing sorghum state in the nation. The invasive sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, swept across much of the southern Great Plains in 2013 and caused serious yield losses in grain sorghum. Researchers at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center–Hays are working to decode nature and build and protect global food systems by identifying the natural enemies of sugarcane aphid and their roles in suppressing populations of this pest. 

Managing Honey Locust Trees
Monday, Jan 4th, 2016
Honey locust is a deciduous tree that produces large brown seed pods and thorny appendages, and is present throughout most of the US. Dense stands of honey locust limit grass production, and if damaged or cut, honey locust is capable of producing large quantities of new sprouts from buds around the base of the trunk and along the lengths of the root system.  Because of the propensity to produce sprouts, mechanical control measures also require herbicides to effectively result in tree death.  Several herbicides have been labeled for honey locust control through various application techniques, including basal bark, thin line basal bark, cut stump, frill or girdle, and foliar applications.