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Southeast Research-Extension Center

Crops, Soils, and Natural Resources

Southeast Kansas is a highly diverse area. A strong gradient of rainfall occurs moving from the eastern county of Cherokee, which receives average annual rainfall of around 45", to the western counties of Kingman and Harper, with about 25" of rainfall each year.  Moving from the northern counties of Lyon, Osage, Franklin and Miami to the southern-most counties along the Oklahoma border is a strong temperature gradient. These gradients impact the timing of field operations. More information on current conditions is available at the links below. 

SPRING CROPS FIELD DAY - 2021

In-field tours will be given Wednesday, May 19 from 8:30 - 1 pm.

Wheat Varieties - Dr. Allan Fritz

Fusarium Head Blight Control - Dr. Kelsey Andersen Onofre

Cover Crops, Soil Health, and Weed Control - Dr. Anita Dille

Pasture Fertility and Weed Control - Dr. Bruno Pedreira

Lunch will be served after field tours. 

Soil Health Webinar Series

Presentations made by zoom during February, 2021. 

DeAnn Presley - Soil Structure

Adam Daugherty - Transitioning to a Higher Functioning Agro-Ecological System

Peter Tomlinson - The Role of Soil Microorganisms

Rodrigo Onofre - Corn and Soybean Soil-Borne Diseases

SPRING CROPS FIELD DAY - 2020

Presentations that would have been given at the Spring Crops Field Day on May 13 can be found here.

Mark Nelson, Kansas Farm Bureau: Ag Round: Crop Marketing  

Wheat field tour with Drs. Romulo Lollato, Erick DeWolf, Kelsey Andersen and Gretchen Sassenrath. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t6X3wgg458

Crops

Information on crop production, including basic agronomics, production methods, and results of variety trials and research experiments. 

 Economics

Fertilizer

Insects

Plant Diseases

Sampling

Soils

Weather

The Kansas Mesonet collects weather data from an array of weather stations from throughout Kansas. 

Weeds

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

gfs 

Gretchen F. Sassenrath
Crop Production Agronomist
25092 Ness Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357
(P) 620-820-6131
(F) 620-421-0136
gsassenrath@ksu.edu

Bruno

Bruno Pedreira
Regional Agronomist
25092 Ness Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357
(P) 620-820-6131
(F) 620-421-0136
pedreira@ksu.edu

 

jkj 

Jaymelynn Farney
Beef Systems Specialist, Cover Crops & Grazing
25092 Ness Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357
(P) 620-820-6125
(F) 620-421-0136
jkj@ksu.edu