Crop rotations, weed control and no-till versus till are among this year’s topics

TRIBUNE, Kan. – Against the backdrop of a diminishing Ogallala Aquifer, dryland farming is increasingly moving into sharper focus. A Kansas State University field day planned in Tribune will feature research related to growing dryland crops in western Kansas.

The Dryland Ag Day will be Aug. 21 at K-State’s Southwest Research-Extension Center one mile west of Tribune on Kansas Highway 96. Registration and refreshments are available at 8:30 a.m. MDT, followed by field tours, indoor seminars and a lunch sponsored by TBK Bank.

Field tours starting at 9 a.m. MDT include:

  • Dryland corn planting date x maturity
  • Tillage vs. no-till in dryland systems
  • Dryland crop rotations
  • Weed control in fallow and row crop

Indoor seminar topics beginning at 11:15 a.m. MDT include:

  • Economics of dryland tillage systems
  • Managing iron chlorosis in grain sorghum
  • Production of annual forages

More information is available by calling 620-376-4761.

Source: Kansas State University extension