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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:

  • Evaluate corn, grain sorghum, soybean, wheat, and alfalfa hybrids/varieties for yield potential
  • Develop profitable crop rotations and tillage systems
  • Evaluate and develop cost-efficient and environmentally sound soil fertility programs
  • Evaluate and develop cost-effective pest management programs
  • Evaluate water use and irrigation efficiency
Research Projects
  • Wheat variety development in minimum tillage systems
  • Irrigated and rainfed corn and soybean hybrid/variety performance tests
  • Wheat, sorghum, and alfalfa variety/hybrid performance tests (rainfed)
  • No-till wheat/soybean/sorghum crop rotation comparisons
  • Phosphorus management in an irrigated corn/soybean rotation
  • Nitrogen fertilizer comparisons in irrigated corn
  • Nitrogen fertilizer comparisons in dryland grain sorghum
  • Planting date, seed treatment, and fungicide effects on soybeans
  • Corn and soybean response to starter fluid fertilizer followed by foliar macro- and micro- nutrients
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Associated Personnel

Position Currently Vacant | Agronomist-in-charge
1300 60th Road
Courtland, KS 66939
Republic County
Directions to field

Michael Larson
Plant Science Technician

Douglas Stensaas
Assistant Agronomist


Position Currently Vacant
1300 60th Road
Courtland, KS 66939
Republic County
Directions to field