Every year is full of challenges for farmers, but this year has presented a few situations that were atypical. Dry weather during March allowed for much of the corn to be planted early but then the weather turned wet through the rest of the spring, making the rest of corn planting a struggle.
Recent years have shown that glyphosate has lost some of its effectiveness on certain weeds, so the release of dicamba tolerant soybeans seemed a welcome relief. However, drift from spraying dicamba has been a major issue.
Because of these issues and more, K-State Research and Extension invites farmers and everyone interested in topics linked to growing the world’s food supply to the K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center Field Day in Columbus, Kansas on Thursday, Sept. 14. The event will be at the Cherokee County 4-H Building at 114 W. Country Rd. in Columbus.
Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served, sponsored by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce.
Several topics will be discussed by K-State specialists.
- Learning Lessons from the First Year of Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans – Doug Shoup – southeast area agronomist.
- Getting the Most out of Wheat – Romulo Lollato – wheat specialist.
- Soil Nutrient Testing and Spatial Variability – Gretchen Sassenrath – crop production specialist and Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, soil fertility specialist.
- Grazing Crop Residue and Cover Crops – Jaymelynn Farney – southeast area beef specialist.
A complimentary lunch will be provided by area sponsors and booths will be available to visit with them.
For more information contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at 620-429-3849.