Professional agronomists and wheat producers should mark May 17 and 18 on their schedules for the latest Kansas State University Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School, said Jeanne Falk Jones, K-State Research and Extension Sunflower District agronomist, and Lucas Haag, Northwest Area extension crops and soils specialist.
This year’s school will be held at K-State’s Northwest Research and Extension Center at 105 Experiment Farm Road, Colby.
“We have a tremendous program planned, with a full schedule of presentations on the latest research and lots of interesting field demonstrations,” Falk Jones said. “Anyone who works with wheat on a regular basis will benefit from our school this year.”
On May 17, the school runs from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. On May 18, the school begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.
Topics presented by K-State agronomists will include:
- Wheat Growth and Development
- General Wheat Production Problems
- Wheat Diseases and Treatment Options
- Water Use of Wheat As Part of Rotations
- Weed Identification
- Weed Control with Wheat Herbicides
- Soil Fertility Needs of Wheat
- Sprayer Calibration
- Wheat Insects and Their Interaction with Diseases
- New Technology in Wheat Breeding
The day is tailored to be a hands-on learning opportunity for agronomy professionals, farmers and anyone interested in wheat production, Haag said. It has approval for certified crop advisor and commercial pesticide applicator credits.
The cost is $140 for both days for those who RSVP by May 9. After that date, the cost is $180 for both days. Register online for the school at http://www.northwest.k-state.edu/events/wheat-diagnostic-school/.