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Department of Agronomy

North Central Kansas Experiment Field

Locations: Belleville, KS | Scandia, KS

The North Central Kansas Experiment field, with units near Scandia and Belleville, conducts agronomic research to evaluate and develop efficient crop production systems that are profitable and environmentally sound for irrigated and rainfed crop production systems in north central Kansas. The field consists of three parcels of land with furrow-, and sprinkler-irrigation capabilities. Primary objectives of the research at the fields include:

  • Develop profitable crop rotations and tillage systems
  • Evaluate and develop cost-effective pest management programs
  • Evaluate and develop cost-efficient and environmentally sound soil fertility programs
  • Evaluate corn, grain and forage sorghum, soybean, wheat, and field pea hybrids/varieties for yield potential
  • Evaluate water use and irrigation efficiency

Research Projects

  • Irrigated and rainfed corn and soybean hybrid/variety performance tests
  • Phosphorus management in an irrigated corn/soybean rotation
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus management for corn/soybean rotation
  • Best management systems for intensifying corn/soybean rotation
  • Wheat variety development in minimum tillage systems
  • Wheat, sorghum, forage sorghum and field pea variety/hybrid performance tests (rainfed)

Contact Us

Andrew Esser
Agronomist-in-Charge
Email Andrew

1300 60th Road
Courtland, KS 66939
Republic County
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Michael Larson
Plant Science Technician
Email Michael

Ph: +1-785-335-2836

Douglas Stensaas
Assistant Agronomist
Email Douglas

Ph: +1-785-335-2836

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