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Department of Agronomy

East Central Kansas Experiment Field

Location: Ottawa, Kansas

The research program at the East Central Kansas Experiment Field is designed to keep area crop producers abreast of technological advances in agronomy. Specific objectives are to:

  • Identify the top-performing varieties and hybrids of wheat, corn, soybean, and grain sorghum
  • Establish the amount of soil loosening and crop residue cover needed for optimum crop production
  • Evaluate weed and disease control practices using chemical, non-chemical, and combination methods
  • Test fertilizer rates, timing, and application methods for agronomic efficiency and sound environmental principles
Research Projects
  • Soybean breeding facilities
  • Grain sorghum breeding facilities
  • Corn, soybean, wheat, and grain sorghum variety performance tests
  • Corn stover harvesting for biofuels
  • Evaluation of nitrogen rates and starter fertilizer for strip-till corn
  • Phosphorus management for strip-till corn and no-till soybean
  • Nitrogen fertilization of corn and wheat using sensor technology
Related Links
Associated Personnel

Eric Adee | Agronomist-in-charge 
2149 Montana Road
Ottawa, KS 66067
Fanklin County
Directions to field (mapquest)

Keith Janssen | Soil Management and Conservation
785-242-5616
kjanssen@ksu.edu

James Kimball | Plant Science Technician II
785-242-5616

Agronmist-in-charge

Agronomist-in-charge | Eric Adee
2149 Montana Road
Ottawa, KS 66067
Fanklin County
Directions to field (mapquest)