Sorghum schools planned in February

MANHATTAN Kansas State University is joining forces with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Sorghum Checkoff Program, KFRM-550 AM Radio, and Huskie Herbicide to present In-Depth Sorghum Schools in six Kansas communities.

Dates and locations for the schools are:

* Feb. 5 Salina, Saline County Fairgrounds 4-H Building;

* Feb. 6 Greensburg, Kiowa County Fairgrounds, 720 N. Bay St.;

* Feb. 7 Hillsboro, United Methodist Church, 905 E. D St.;

* Feb. 12 Oakley, Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center, 703 W. Second St.;

* Feb. 13 Tribune, Greeley County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, 1001 Ingalls Ave. and

* Feb. 14 Ulysses, Grant County Civic Center, Lawson Room, 1000 W. Patterson.

Presentations by K-State Research and Extension specialists will include:

* sorghum for risk management,

* importance of sorghum for the ethanol industry,

* weed control strategies,

* sorghum irrigation management (at the four western locations only),

* planting management,

* fertility management and

* insect management.

Organizers have applied for two hours of Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for those who attend, plus Certified Crop Advisor credits include Crop Management, two Integrated Pest Management, one Nutrient Management, one Water Management, and 0.5 Professional Development.

More information and online registration is available at http://2013sorghumschools.eventbrite.com.