July 30 – 31, 2024


July 30 – 31, 2024 | Hutchinson: Kansas Applicator Institute: Where applicators and certified crop advisors discuss tomorrow’s precision application – today.

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Dr. Logan Simon

Logan Simon is an Assistant Professor and Southwest Area Agronomist based at the Kansas State University Southwest Research-Extension Center near Garden City, KS and serves the 26 counties of southwestern Kansas. Research focuses include cropping systems management in primary dryland and irrigated crops (wheat, sorghum, corn, cotton, soybeans, sunflowers, canola, and alfalfa) to sustain economic growth in the region despite limited or diminishing water resources.

Topic: Foliar/Floral Disease ID and Fungicide Considerations

Katie Strathman

Katie Strathman is the Technical Service Representative in eastern and central Kansas for BASF. Prior to her current role, Katie worked for BASF at the BASF Midwest research farm in Seymour, IL where she oversaw the technical marketing research trials. Katie holds two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy-Farm Business Management with a minor in entomology and a Master of Science in Agronomy-Crop Production & Physiology, both from Iowa State University. Having grown up on a corn and soybean farm in northwest Iowa, Katie has roots in agriculture. She currently resides in northeast Kansas where, when her schedule permits, she is also a stand-in farmhand for her husband and his family.

Topic: How to Herbicide

Dr. Raymond Cloyd

Dr. Raymond A. Cloyd has an extension and research appointment at KSU. His research and extension program involved pest management/plant protection in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, turfgrass, conservatories, interiorscapes, Christmas trees, and vegetables and fruits. Dr. Cloyd is an extension specialist in horticultural entomology for the state of Kansas with a major clientele that includes homeowners, master gardeners, and professional and commercial operators. He has a Ph.D. in Entomology from Purdue University.

Topic: Understanding the Fundamentals of Resistance Management

Dr. Jeff Whitworth

Dr. Whitworth is a professor and Extension specialist for KSU Entomology. He has 40+ years of experience in identifying and managing insect pests.

Topic: 2024 Crop Insect Pests

Dr. Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster, PhD is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the KSU Agronomy Department. She was raised on an integrated crop and livestock farm in east central Missouri and holds degrees from the University of Missouri, North Carolina State University, and Texas A&M University.

Topic: How does Formulation Affect Herbicide Effectiveness and Fate?

Todd Dingler

Todd Dingler graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He has worked for ProValue Insurance since 2014 and has the current title of Safety & Compliance Area Manager.

Topic: Your Responsibilities as a CDL Driver and Certified Applicator


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