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10:30 Breakout Block 1
11:30 Breakout Block 2
12:15 Lunch Ballroom 111 AB
1:45 Breakout Block 3
2:45 Breakout Block 4
9:30 Farmer Panel
10:15 Breakout Block 1
11:00 Breakout Block 2
2:00 Breakout Block 3
3:00 Breakout Block 4
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2098 Eisenhower Airport Pkwy
Wichita, KS 67209
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Romulo Lollato, Extension Wheat and Forage Specialist, Kansas State University: Unlock the secrets of high yield wheat, as Extension wheat specialist Romulo Lollato updates attendees on the practices he’s learned from a multiple-year research effort!
The secret to boosting wheat yields from good to great depends on a number of factors. Weather, certainly, is one of those factors that are out of farmers’ control. Agronomic factors, however, like fertility programs, fungicide use, wheat variety and planting rate and even planting date, all need to be carefully considered when aiming for maximum yield.
At Wheat U in Wichita in August, Romulo Lollato, wheat and forage specialist at Kansas State University, indicated many growers “settle” for average yields with a basic fertility program that uses existing soil nitrogen, adding roughly 2 pounds of nitrogen per bushel of expected yield in pre-plant and topdress application. For those farmers, 70 bushels per acre is a good yield.
<!– Romulo Lollato is the Extension Wheat and Forage Specialist with Kansas State University since August of 2015. Romulo is native from Brazil, where he grew up helping in his family farm grow corn, soybeans, and spring wheat. He started with Kansas State after completing his Ph.D. and M.S. programs at Oklahoma State University, where he worked with different aspects of wheat production in the Great Plains from 2010 until 2015. Romulo’s research and Extension efforts are focused on management practices to improve wheat and forages enterprise productivity and profitability, minimizing the gap between current and potential yields and maintaining producer’s profitability.
Speaking subject: Unlock the secrets of high yield wheat, as Extension wheat specialist Romulo Lollato updates attendees on the practices he’s learned from a multiple-year research effort! –>KEEP READING
Lucas Haag was raised on a diversified dryland farming and ranching operation near Lebanon, Nebraska along the Kansas/Nebraska line. He received his B.S. in Agricultural Technology Management in 2005 and a M.S. in Agronomy (crop ecophysiology) in 2008 from Kansas State University. Lucas served as assistant scientist at K-State’s Southwest Research-Extension Center at Tribune, Kansas for 3 years and completed his Ph.D. in Agronomy (crop ecophysiology) in 2013. He is currently an assistant professor of agronomy and Northwest Area Agronomist with Kansas State University stationed at the Northwest Research-Extension Center, Colby, Kansas. He has extension agronomy responsibilities for 26 counties in northwest and north-central Kansas. He conducts research and extension activities in a variety of areas but specializes in precision ag and dryland cropping systems. Lucas also remains actively tied to production ag as a partner with his brothers in Haag Land and Cattle Co.KEEP READING
Dr. Arnall’s extension, teaching, and research efforts are focused on precision technologies and nutrient management in all of Oklahoma’s cropping systems with an emphasis in site specific techniques. He works closely with extension educators and industry personnel to improve nutrient management practices in Oklahoma that will lead to increased profitability of Oklahoma producers. Dr. Arnall has been involved in sensor based technologies, remote sensing and variable rate application for more than ten years. He currently has several ongoing studies focused on precision technologies including the developed of methods to use sensor based technologies in canola production and ground truthing the use of sensors and VRT technologies in wheat, corn and sorghum production.KEEP READING
Kim Anderson, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, serves as the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Crop Marketing and Risk Management Specialist and teaches “Agricultural Production and Sales.” His stakeholders include crop producers and grain handlers. Through mass media, which includes regularly scheduled print, television, and social media, he has a state, regional, national, and world audience. His sales class enrollment averages 230 students per year. Kim was raised on a grain and dairy farm in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.KEEP READING