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Agricultural Research Center – Hays

2018 Fall Field Day

The Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas will host the 2018 Fall Field Day program on Wednesday August 22, 2018 in the center’s auditorium.  Topics include PRE and POST herbicide tools for weed control in corn, sorghum hybrid development for early season planting, palmer amaranth and kochia control, nitrogen fertilization in tillage rotations, and sorghum hybrid comparisons.  A noon lunch will be provided.  Join us for Fall Field Day.   

Field Day Schedule


  • 9:00 AM — Registration/Coffee/Donuts
  • 9:30 AM — Welcome, Gillen
  • 9:35 AM — Field Tours/Presentations

Field Tours

  • PRE and POST Herbicide Tools for Weed   Control in Corn—Kumar
  • Sorghum Hybrid Development for Early    Season Planting—Perumal
  • Palmer Amaranth and Kochia Control in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans—Kumar
  • Nitrogen Fertilization and Occasional Tillage in Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotations—Obour
  • Sorghum Hybrid Performance Comparisons—Perumal

11:45 AM — 12:45 PM — LUNCH

Indoor Presentations

  • Outlook for Markets and Crop Profitability for Western Kansas—O’Brien
  • Insect Management in Grain Sorghum—Michaud



  • Bob Gillen — Dept. Head, Western Kansas Ag Research Centers
  • Vipan Kumar— Weed Scientist, ARC—Hays
  • Ram Perumal — Sorghum Breeder, ARC—Hays
  • Augustine Obour — Soil Scientist, ARC—Hays
  • Dan O’Brien — Extension Agricultural
  • Economist, NWREC—Colby
  • JP Michaud — Entomologist, ARC-Hays


Milissa Alexander

Ag Research Center

The Agricultural Research Center, located in Hays, Kansas, is a unit of K-State Research and Extension.

Research Overview

The research program is focused on agricultural production challenges specific to the region. Those include beef cattle production, cultural and management methods for most of the major crops grown in Kansas, mitigation of the effects of weed, insect, and disease pests associated with those crops, and genetic improvement of specific crops. The research agenda is coordinated with other KAES units to assure allocation of resources to priority issues, standardization of methods, and elimination of unwarranted redundancy.