Agronomy eUpdate May 16th, 2024

Issue 1004

Early season weed control in cotton

Early season weed control is especially important in cotton because it can be slow to canopy relative to other crops grown in Kansas and is, therefore, less competitive early in the growing season. Weeds compete for resources during the season and contribute to trash and discoloration of the lint at harvest, resulting in major dockage in quality grades and reduced lint value.

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Pest management in cotton - Thrips and other early insects

Kansas cotton growers escape most of the damaging insects found deeper in the Cotton Belt. However, as cotton acres continue to rise in the state, producers and consultants must be aware of insect pests with the potential to cause significant yield loss in this crop.

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Early summer control of sericea lespedeza using herbicides

Sericea lespedeza is a major invasive species of concern on rangeland, pasture, and some CRP acres in Kansas. This Category C noxious weed infests over 465,000 acres in Kansas. Control efforts should reduce or eliminate new infestations and use approved control methods on established populations.

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War Against Weeds podcast is looking for your feedback

Have you been keeping up with the "War Against Weeds" podcast? If so, we would love to hear from you! The War Against Weeds team is conducting a survey to improve the podcast. Please consider taking a very short survey about the podcast.

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Kansas weekly drought update and climate report; May 8-14, 2024

The article summarizes the weather across Kansas from May 8 through May 14. Temperatures average near normal, and rainfall fell in some areas while other areas remained dry. There is also an update on the drought status and the upcoming weather forecast for Kansas.

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2024 Kansas Wheat Plot Tours - Updated Schedule

The Department of Agronomy and K-State Research and Extension will host several winter wheat variety plot tours in different regions of the state starting May 14, 2024. Make plans to attend a plot tour near you. Always check the latest tour schedule posted in this article for any changes.

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K-State Southwest Research and Extension Spring Field Day - May 28

K-State's Southwest Research-Extension Center invites producers, allied industry representatives, and anyone interested in agriculture to attend this year's Spring Field Day, which will be held on May 28 in Garden City. Plot tours will start at 5:00 pm, followed by a free meal provided by industry sponsors.

Field Day