Wheat Rx Field Day - Hays

May 25, 2023


KSU Agricultural Research Center
1232 240th Ave, Hays, KS 67601
8 am - 1 pm

The event is free. Join us even if you didn't register.


8:00 am: Coffee and registration

8:40 am: Meeting kickoff and quick overview – Aaron Harries, VP of Research and Operations, Kansas Wheat

8:50 am: transport to breeding plots

9:00-9:30 am: Guorong Zhang: Wheat research for western Kansas

  • Wheat Varieties and Promising Line for Western Kansas
  • Wheat Streak Mosaic Disease Research
  • Improvement of Wheat Quality

9:30 am: transport to long term fertility x rotation plots

9:40-10:10 am: Augustine Obour: What we have learned after 48 years of tillage and N fertility management research

  • N Fertilizer and Tillage Practice Effects on Wheat Yields and Protein Concentration
  • Tillage Practice and N Fertilizer Impacts on Soil pH Stratification, Nutrient Availability and Uptake
  • Challenges of Long-Term No-Tillage Systems Despite Improvements in Soil Properties

10:10 am: transport to wheat agronomy plots

10:20-10:50 am: Romulo Lollato: Wheat agronomy intensification for combined food security and environmental stewardship

  • Overview of Variety x Management Trials at the Hays Research Station 
  • The role of wheat agronomy for simultaniously improving yield and quality
  • Producing more wheat with lower environment footprint

10:50-11:20 am: Kelsey Onofre: Wheat disease update and management

11:20 am: transport to facility

11:30 am: Lucas Haag: Economics of wheat production

  • Research results from Tribune on the economics of wheat in western Kansas crop rotations
  • Economic returns to wheat data from Kansas Farm Management Association enterprise records (via Mark Wood)
  • Projected cost returns for wheat in 2023 – based on Kansas Crop Production budgets

12:00 pm: lunch