Agronomy eUpdate October 25th, 2019

Issue 771

Fall soil testing of hay fields and pasture

Fall is an excellent time to soil sample pastures and hay fields. Learn more on how frequently you should sample and which soil properties are most important in these types of production systems.

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New research on strategic tillage in dryland no-till systems

No-tillage systems offer many benefits to dryland crop production in the Central Great Plains. Over the long-term, some issues can arise. Learn about new research from K-State on using "strategic tillage" in these systems to help alleviate these issues.

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Insect activity update - Alfalfa, soybeans, and wheat

Find out what insects are still buzzing around crop fields in Kansas in this article from K-State Extension Entomology.

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Retirement reception for longtime Extension Weed Science Specialist Dallas Peterson

Join the Agronomy Department in Manhattan on October 30 to celebrate the 30-year career of Dr. Dallas Peterson, Weed Science Extension Specialist. More details are found in this article.