2018 Cover Crop Field Day
Cover Crop Field Day set for May 25 at K-State HB Ranch near Hays
Researchers will discuss cover crop management options in dryland wheat-based systems.
HAYS, Kan. – Growing cover crops to enhance soil quality and nutrient cycling and suppress weeds and pests as part of a wheat production system is increasingly being considered by producers, but the water requirements pose a concern for growers in western Kansas.
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.
The day includes presentations by K-State faculty, growers and government officials.
- K-State cover crop research – John Holman, K-State agronomist.
- Cover crop plot tour – Augustine Obour, K-State agronomist.
- Cove crops and beneficial insects – J.P. Michaud, K-State Entomologist
- On-farm cover crop research update- Meagan Schipanski, CSU agronomist.
- Cover crops and soil health – TBA, USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service.
- Grazing cover crops – Sandy Johnson, K-State animal scientist.
The field day and tour starts at 9:30 a.m. at K-State’s HB Ranch. A complimentary lunch is included. The ranch is four miles south of the Cedar Bluff Dam on Kansas Highway 147. Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 6 to Milissa Alexander at 785-625-3425 or email@example.com.
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