May 24, 2023

Wheat Rx Field Day in Hays is Thursday at KSU Ag Research Center

Posted May 24, 2023 10:15 AM

Kansas Wheat Commission

KSU Agricultural Research Center
1232 240th Ave, Hays, KS 67601
8 a.m.-1 p.m. - Thursday, May 25, 2023

The event is free. Join us even if you didn't register.

May 25 Schedule

8:00 a.m.: Coffee and registration

8:40 a.m.: Meeting kickoff and quick overview – Aaron Harries, VP of Research and Operations, Kansas Wheat

8:50 a.m.: Transport to breeding plots

9:00-9:30 a.m.: Guorong Zhang: Wheat research for western Kansas

  1. Wheat Varieties and Promising Line for Western Kansas
  2. Wheat Streak Mosaic Disease Research
  3. Improvement of Wheat Quality

9:30 a.m.: Transport to long term fertility x rotation plots

9:40-10:10 a.m.: Augustine Obour: What we have learned after 48 years of tillage and N fertility management research

  1. N Fertilizer and Tillage Practice Effects on Wheat Yields and Protein Concentration
  2. Tillage Practice and N Fertilizer Impacts on Soil pH Stratification, Nutrient Availability and Uptake
  3. Challenges of Long-Term No-Tillage Systems Despite Improvements in Soil Properties

10:10 a.m.: Transport to wheat agronomy plots

10:20-10:50 a.m.: Romulo Lollato: Wheat agronomy intensification for combined food security and environmental stewardship

  1. Overview of Variety x Management Trials at the Hays Research Station 
  2. The role of wheat agronomy for simultaniously improving yield and quality
  3. Producing more wheat with lower environment footprint

10:50-11:20 a.m.: Kelsey Onofre: Wheat disease update and management

11:20 a.m.: Transport to facility

11:30 a.m.: Lucas Haag: Economics of wheat production

12:00 p.m.: Lunch