Nov 24, 2021 11:05 AM

Crop Pest Management School is next month in Great Bend

Posted Nov 24, 2021 11:05 AM

By STACY CAMPBELL
Cottonwood Extension District

K-State Research and Extension and the Cottonwood District are hosting a regional Crop Pest Management School at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 723 Main Street in Great Bend on Thursday, Dec. 9. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The school is to aid producers, consultants and commercial applicators in identifying and managing crop disease, insect and weed problems. CEU’s for commercial applicators of 7 hours for the 1A certification along with the 1 core hour will be offered. Certified Crop Advisor Credits will also be available.  

Several K-State Research & Extension specialists will be presenting. Topics being covered are: a research update on liquid applications;  getting the most from your herbicide applications;  common weeds - identification and characteristics;  identifying and controlling common corn insects;  corn diseases – including stalk rots, bacterial leaf streak and Goss’s Wilt;  weed research update;  and combatting wheat diseases.  

Cost to attend is $50, if registered by December 1. After Dec. 1, cost is $75 to pre-register or at the door. 

Registration is requested online at  www.sunflower.ksu.edu/agronomy 

If needing further information, call us in Great Bend 620-793-1910 or Hays 785-628-9430.