Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays will provide updated management strategies for numerous Kansas crops when it hosts the annual fall field day on Wednesday, August 21.

There is no cost to attend the event, which takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The research center is located at 1232 240th Avenue in Hays.

The schedule includes a series of field tours beginning at 9 a.m., including:

Pearl millet hybrid performance

Grain sorghum hybrid performance

Occasional tillage in wheat-sorghum-fallow rotations

Integrated weed management in soybeans

Pre- and post-herbicide options for weed management in grain sorghum

Imidazolinone-tolerant grain sorghum: A new technology for weed control.

The afternoon includes a look at insect management in soybeans; and a presentation on alternative crops for western Kansas, including field peas and industrial hemp.