East Central Experiment Field

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

  • 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
  • Identify the top-performing varieties and hybrids of wheat, corn, soybean, and grain sorghum
  • Test fertilizer rates, timing, and application methods for agronomic efficiency and sound environmental principles

Research Projects

  • Corn stover harvesting for biofuels
  • Corn, soybean, wheat, and grain sorghum variety performance tests
  • Evaluation of nitrogen rates and starter fertilizer for strip-till corn
  • Nitrogen fertilization of corn and wheat using sensor technology
  • Phosphorus management for strip-till corn and no-till soybean
  • Soybean breeding facilities

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