AUG. 5 – 6 • HUTCHINSON

Attendee Schedule

[ Aug. 5 • 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. ]

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Onsite Registration

Encampment Building

8:30 a.m.

Program Begins

Encampment Building

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Roles of Adjuvants

Presented by:
Eric Hanson | Land O Lakes

Each type of adjuvant does a specific job either in the tank, in the air, or on the leaf surface.  We will discuss each of the roles that different adjuvants do, and how to match them up with the target pest, weather conditions and expected crop response.

Eric Hanson spent the first 9 years of his career as a Crop Consultant in SW Kansas before moving to Michigan to become a retail agronomist for a large Cooperative for 3 years.  He was hired by Land O’Lakes in 2008 as a first a partnered Croplan Genetics DSM, before moving back to Kansas as part of their Agronomy Production Specialist program.  From there he progressed to a role as a WinField Seed and Agronomy Advisor before being selected to his current role in 2013.  Eric covers the western 2/3 of Kansas and Colorado as the Regional Agronomist.

Encampment Building

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Understanding Insect Mode of Action

Presented by:
Eric Hanson | Land O Lakes

Presentation will address how different modes of action work, their selectivity on insects and the crops they are labeled for.

Eric Hanson spent the first 9 years of his career as a Crop Consultant in SW Kansas before moving to Michigan to become a retail agronomist for a large Cooperative for 3 years.  He was hired by Land O’Lakes in 2008 as a first a partnered Croplan Genetics DSM, before moving back to Kansas as part of their Agronomy Production Specialist program.  From there he progressed to a role as a WinField Seed and Agronomy Advisor before being selected to his current role in 2013.  Eric covers the western 2/3 of Kansas and Colorado as the Regional Agronomist.

Encampment Building

11:10 a.m. – Noon

Crop Insect Update – 2020

Presented by:
Jeff Whitworth | Kansas State University

A synopsis of the reported/observed crop pest activity in the major crops of Kansas up to the present time.

BS-Biology,Kansas Wesleyan University
MS-Entomology,Kansas State University
PhD- Entomology,Kansas State University
Current Position:Extension Specialist,Entomology,Kansas State University

Encampment Building

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Encampment Building

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

Zoom or Pre-recorded

Maximizing the Efficacy of Glufosinate Ammonium Herbicide

Presented by:
Katie Strathman | BASF

The presentation will highlight how herbicide group 10 chemistry, glufosinate, works to control weeds. It will also address tank-mixing and the role of ammonium sulfate in glufosinate-based weed control. Finally, it will cover best management practices for application including application coverage, environmental conditions, and application timing.

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 a stand-in farmhand for her husband and his family.

Encampment Building

1:50 – 2:40 p.m.

Application of New 2,4-D and Dicamba Technology

Presented by:
Tyler Meyeres

The presentation will include the application parameters of both 2,4-D and dicamba. Soybean injury as influenced by growth regulator herbicides will be discussed with an emphasis on 2,4-D and dicamba injury in soybeans. Research that was conducted at Kansas State University, which included soybean visual injury and yield data as influenced by varying diluted dicamba rates applied at multiple growth stages, will also be included in the presentation. 

Tyler Meyeres is originally from southeastern Colorado where her family farms and ranches. She received a Bachelor’s degree in agronomy from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in 2018 and a Master’s degree in weed science from Kansas State University in May 2020, where she was advised by Dr. Dallas Peterson, Dr. Sarah Lancaster, and Dr. Vipan Kumar. Her thesis research focused on soybean response to diluted rates of dicamba. She started working towards a PhD under Dr. Sarah Lancaster upon completion of her Master’s degree. For her dissertation research, she will be comparing weed control and economic returns with currently available residual herbicides as influenced by application timing and environment in corn.

Encampment Building

5:00 p.m.

Ride and Drive Demo

Parking lots A&B

5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Dinner and Social

Encampment Building

[ Aug. 6 • 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ]

7:30 a.m.

Exhibits and Tradeshow open

Encampment Building

8:30 a.m.

Educational Sessions Begin

Encampment Building

Rotation

KDA Core Hour

Presented by:
Kent Spor | Kansas Dept. of Agriculture

Encampment Building

Rotation

Basic Safety Around Application Equipment

Presented by:
David Klahr | ProValue Insurance

Presentation will cover pesticide handling, equipment calibration, transportation concerns, load securement, as well as spills and releases.

David Klahr has been involved in agriculture his entire life. David grew up on a diversified family farm consisting of row crop, haying and livestock operations in Northeast Kansas. After graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness, David returned to the family farm near Holton, Kansas. David began working for Ag Services, LLC as a safety consultant in 2002 for agribusinesses in Northeast Kansas. In October of 2013, David stepped into the role of Risk Management Area Manager for the former KFSA which is now ProValue Insurance. In his current role of Safety & Compliance Area Manager, David is responsible for supervising several Ag Services Safety Directors, assisting companies in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Colorado with their Risk Management Programs and also assisting with the marking efforts of the Safety & Compliance department of ProValue Insurance. He currently holds the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist designation.

Encampment Building

Rotation

Weed Identification

Presented by:
Kevin Donnelly | Kansas State University

This session will involve hands-on training for weed identification techniques and practice identifying weed seedlings. Key plant structural features to help identify weeds will be highlighted along with common characteristics of weeds within taxonomic families. Differences in broadleaf and grass weed seedling development and implications for control options will be covered. Participants will have an opportunity to identify over 40 weed seedlings from live samples.

Kevin Donnelly is professor of crop science in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State. He earned his BS and MS at Kansas State in 1972 and 1974. He then taught at Hutchinson Community College for three years. From 1978-1983, he was an instructor while he completed his PhD in agronomy at Colorado State University. For the next 15 years he taught in the Agronomy Department at Oklahoma State University. Donnelly then served as assistant dean of the College of Agriculture for 10 years before returning to teaching agronomy at K-State in 2008. He teaches courses in crop science, crop quality and plant and seed identification. Along with his classes, Donnelly is co-adviser of the Wheat State Agronomy Club and coach of the Crops Team. His extension work involves working with youth programs in agronomy and conducting weed identification programs.

Encampment Building

12:30 p.m.

Lunch, Awards & Closing

Encampment Building

1:30 p.m.

Exhibits and Tradeshow Close

Encampment Building

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