Dodge City Community College’s ag  department is hosting a field day today at the college’s test plots, located north of the Koch nitrogen plant on U.S. Highway 50. The field day is slated to begin at 10:45 a.m.  The plot demonstrations will consist of both grain sorghum and forages, representing companies like DC Seeds, Garst Sorghum Partners, Forage First, Golden Harvest, Mycogen and Fontanelle.


Dodge City Community College’s ag  department is hosting a field day today at the college’s test plots, located north of the Koch nitrogen plant on U.S. Highway 50. The field day is slated to begin at 10:45 a.m.  The plot demonstrations will consist of both grain sorghum and forages, representing companies like DC Seeds, Garst Sorghum Partners, Forage First, Golden Harvest, Mycogen and Fontanelle. The forage plot has various types of BMR and non-BMR varieties and some photo period-sensitive varieties, thus allowing farmers the opportunity to see the distinguishing characteristics of each variety in a side-by-side comparison. The grain sorghum plot, categorized by maturity, is planted with early-season varieties located on the western end of the field and the longer-season varieties towards the east. Various company representatives are expected to be on hand to discuss their products and answer audience members’ questions.
    Attendees should gain the information needed to make a better-informed decision on next year’s plantings.
    A complimentary lunch will be served following the tour at the agriculture shop on the northwest corner of the DCCC campus.