K-State Research and Extension News
January 17, 2013
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Sorghum Schools Planned in February

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is joining forces with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Sorghum Checkoff Program, KFRM-550 AM Radio, and Huskie Herbicide to present In-Depth Sorghum Schools in six Kansas communities.

Dates and locations for the schools are:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5 – Salina, Saline Co. Fairgrounds 4-H Building;
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Greensburg, Kiowa Co. Fairgrounds, 720 N. Bay Street;
  • Thursday, Feb. 7 – Hillsboro, United Methodist Church, 905 East D St.;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 – Oakley, Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, 703 W. 2nd St.;
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 – Tribune, Greeley Co. Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, 1001 Ingalls Ave. and
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 – Ulysses, Grant Co. Civic Center, Lawson Room, 1000 W. Patterson.

Presentations by K-State Research and Extension specialists will include:

  • Sorghum for Risk Management,
  • Importance of Sorghum for the Ethanol Industry,
  • Weed Control Strategies,
  • Sorghum Irrigation Management (at the four western locations only),
  • Planting Management,
  • Fertility Management and
  • Insect Management.

Organizers have applied for two hours of Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for those who attend, plus Certified Crop Advisor credits include Crop Management, two Integrated Pest Management, one Nutrient Management, one Water Management, and 0.5 Professional Development.

More information and online registration is available at 2013 In-Depth Sorghum Schools.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Kraig Roozeboom – 785-565-3909 or kraig@ksu.edu