Feb 03, 2024

Campbell: K-State Weed Management Schools scheduled for Feb. 12-14

Posted Feb 03, 2024 10:15 AM
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Cottonwood Extension District

A series of weed management schools will take place in northwest and north central Kansas, during the month of February, and are hosted by local K-State Research & Extension county and district offices.

Controlling difficult weeds continue to be a significant challenge for producers. To address the topic of weed control, K-State Research and Extension has scheduled six regional weed control programs in February. This program has been designed to help producers and agri-business retailers to improve weed control with challenging species and weather conditions.

The schools schedule is as follows:

Feb. 12 — Beloit – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. First Christian Church

Feb. 12 — Hays– 3 to 6 p.m. KSU Ag Research Center

Feb. 13 — Phillipsburg – 1 to 4 p.m. Phillips Co. 4-H Building

Feb. 13 — Atwood – 6 (CT) to 9:30 p.m. Rawlins Co. Fair Building

Feb. 14 — Sharon Springs – 9 a.m. to noon (MT) or 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (CT), CAB Building, Wallace Co. Fairgrounds

Feb. 14 — Leoti – 3 to 6 p.m. (CT) Wichita Co. Community Building

The schools will be presented by speakers from Kansas State University, Sarah Lancaster, K-State Extension Weed specialist, along with local Extension Agents. Topics will include a Weed Management Update, Do you know your adjuvants and a spray table demonstration along with Know your KSU Weed Chemical Book and a question and answer session. So be sure and bring all your questions with you!

Three credit hours for 1A certification along with CCA credits have been applied for.

Meals may be served at the locations. Simply check with the local Extension office in that location. There is no cost for the schools, however, pre-registration is requested by Friday, Feb. 9 for all meetings either online at www.northwest.ksu.edu/events or call your local Extension Office.

There will be a free meal served at the Hays location, please RSVP with link above or call us at 785-628-9430 by Friday, February 9.

Stacy Campbell is a Crop Production Extension agent in the Cottonwood District (which includes Barton and Ellis counties) for K-State Research and Extension. You can contact him by e-mail at [email protected] or by calling 785-628-9430.