PARSONS – Recent corn and wheat research will be on display at Kansas State University’s Southeast Research and Extension Center Spring Crops Field Day and Tour, Tuesday, May 24, in Parsons. It will be hosted at the K-State Southeast Research and Extension Center, 25092 Ness Road (immediately south of U.S. Highway 400 on Ness Road).
Registration and breakfast, compliments of commercial sponsors, starts at 7:30 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m., including:
• Tour of wheat (43 varieties) plots – Allan Fritz, K-State wheat breeder; Lonnie Mengarelli, K-State research assistant; and seed company representatives;
• Wheat disease management – Doug Shoup, K-State southeast area crops and soils specialist;
• Using NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index) for nitrogen recommendations – Ray Asebedo, K-State precision agriculture specialist; and
• Corn management – Gretchen Sassenrath, southeast area crop production agronomist.
The program will be hosted rain or shine. More information is available by calling 620-421-4826.