COLUMBUS - Every year is full of challenges, but this year has presented a few situations that were atypical. Dry weather during March allowed for much of the corn to be planted early but then the weather turned wet through the rest of the spring making corn planting a struggle. Recent years have shown that glyphosate has lost some of its effectiveness on certain weeds, so the release of dicamba tolerant soybeans seemed a welcome relief. However, drift from spraying dicamba has been a major issue.

Because of these issues and more Kansas State University Research and Extension would like to invite everyone to the KSU Southeast Research and Extension Center Field Day in Columbus, on Thursday Sept. 14. The event will be held at the Cherokee County 4-H Building located at 114 W. Country Rd, Columbus. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the program beginning at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be furnished by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Several topics will be discussed during the Field Day.

Learning Lessons from the First Year of Dicamba Tolerant Soybeans – Dr. Doug Shoup (KSU Southeast Area Agronomist)

Getting the Most Out of Wheat – Romulo Lollato (KSU Wheat Specialist)

Soil Nutrient Testing and Spatial Variability - Gretchen Sassenrath (KSU Crop Production Specialist, Dr. Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, KSU Soil Fertility Specialist)

Grazing Crop Residue and Cover Crops – Jaymelynn Farney (KSU Southeast Area Beef Specialist)

A complimentary lunch will be provided by area sponsors and booths will be available to visit with them. Please contact the Cherokee County Extension Office at 620-429-3849 for any questions.

Kansas State University is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision, or hearing disability, contact Dale Helwig, Cherokee County Extension, 124 W. Country Rd, Columbus, KS 66725, phone 620-429-3849 or email dhelwig@ksu.edu.