Agronomy eUpdate September 6th, 2019

Issue 764

Alfalfa management: Deciding on last cutting this fall

The timing of the last two cuttings of alfalfa impacts the winter survival and productivity of the stand in the following year.

alfalfa hay 

Recommendations for fall planting of alfalfa

Alfalfa is a very important leguminous crop for dairy and other livestock operations in Kansas. Late summer and early fall are often the best times to plant alfalfa in Kansas.

planting alfalfa forage 

Early planting of wheat can lead to several problems

Optimum wheat planting dates in Kansas depend on location within the state. What risks are involved with planting wheat too early? Read more here.

wheat planting 

Ag-Climate Update for August 2019

August 2019 brought more rain and broke more records. For a full recap along with the weather outlook for September, read the Ag-Climate Update for August.

climate weather 

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.

2019 Agronomy Fall Field Day, September 20 in Manhattan

This year presented many weather-related challenges to producers in Kansas and neighboring states. Join the Agronomy Department at its Fall Field Day on September 20 to learn more about building resiliency in agronomy!