SALINA, Kan. – The Central Kansas Extension District (CKD) has partnered up with the Saline County Conservation District (SCCD) to establish an on-farm demonstration of annual forages available to producers in central Kansas. The goal of the multi-year program is to increase awareness about the agronomics and systems-use of both warm and cool season forage crops.
The project has been made possible by funding from the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Conservation. Other key cooperators are Saline County rancher Mike Henry, Star Seed, and Phillips Seed Farms.
The Central Kansas Warm Season Forage Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, August 18 to showcase the work done to date. The event will be held at 3421 E. Water Well Road, Salina, KS and start with donuts at 8:00AM.
Participants will tour plots consisting of Hybrid Pearl Millet, Teff, Crabgrass, and Photoperiod Sensitive BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass. They will also visit about identification, concerns and control of Sericea lespedeza. To wrap-up, attendees will view results of an Old World Bluestem trial using five different herbicide treatments.
Featured presenters include Mike Henry – Saline County Rancher, Trent Page – Sales Manager for Star Seed, Jay Wisbey – CKD Crop Production Agent, and Cade Rensink – CKD Director.
This is a free event and no reservations are needed. For questions or more information, please contact the CKD-Salina Office by calling (785) 309-5850.