Agronomy eUpdate August 30th, 2019

Issue 763

In-furrow starter fertilizers for wheat

Wheat is considered a highly responsive crop to starter fertilizers, particularly phosphorus (P) and nitrogen. Application of P as starter fertilizer can be an effective method for part or all the P needs.

wheat fertilizer 

Reclaiming flooded land: Erosion and sediment management

When flood water recedes, a landowner may be surprised or even shocked at the damage left behind. Bringing flooded land back to pre-existing production levels depends largely on the type and degree of damage.

flooding soil conservation erosion 

Reclaiming flooded land: Woody debris

After a flood event, a landowner may find that some new “organic matter” has been deposited on the field, but in the form of woody debris, which may cause some problems in future field operations. What options are there for dealing with this debris?


Grasshoppers - Eating their way through Kansas

Although troublesome at times, grasshoppers really are fascinating and important creatures in our prairie ecosystem. Read more about their impact on cropping systems in Kansas and how to control them.


Kansas insect activity update - August 29, 2019

What crop pests are active in this last week of August and is any form of treatment recommended? Read more from the Extension Entomology Team.


Kansas Bankers Association Awards nominations due by November 4

Nominate a deserving Kansas producer or landowner for the 2019 Kansas Bankers Association Conservation Awards Program. Last year 199 Kansas producers and landowners were recognized through this program.

Save the Date - 2019 Agronomy Fall Field Day, September 20 in Manhattan

In response to weather-related challenges, the focus of the 2019 Agronomy Fall Field Day is “Building Resiliency in Agronomy”. Don't miss this event happening on September 20 in Manhattan!

Soil Health Summer Tour Field Day, September 3

The Department of Agronomy at K-State is teaming up with several partners including The Soil Health Partnership, Kansas Corn, Palen Family Farms, and Kansas Wheat to host a Soil Health Field Day on Tuesday, September 3.