Agronomy eUpdate January 17th, 2020

Issue 781

World of Weeds: Kochia

This is the second article in the “World of Weeds” series. Kochia, also known as tumbleweed, is native to Europe and Asia and was introduced from Europe as an ornamental in the mid- to late- 1800s. It is well adapted to the Great Plains. Read more about this weed and why management is so important to Kansas farmers.

kochia World of Weeds 

Dicamba application training opportunities in 2020

Face-to-face dicamba application training opportunities, sponsored by agrichemical companies, are available at various locations throughout Kansas in the coming months. Dates and locations are listed in this article from Sarah Lancaster, Weed Science Extension Specialist.

dicamba application training 

Kansas Climate Summary for 2019 - A wet year

The Kansas Climate Summary for 2019 offers a summary of the precipitation, temperature, severe weather, and drought status for Kansas. Overall, 2019 will be remembered as a wet year, with an increase in severe weather events.

weather Climate 

Kansas weather highlights for each month of 2019

How well do you remember key weather events that impacted Kansas during 2019? When was the Linwood tornado? What month saw record rainfall? When did the "bomb cyclone" strike Kansas? This article offers a short weather summary for each month in 2019.


K-State Industrial Hemp scheduled for February 4 in Wichita

The John C. Pair Horticultural Center, in collaboration with K-State Research and Extension of Sedgewick County, is hosting a one-day conference on industrial hemp. The event will take place in Wichita on Feb. 4. Seating is limited so get registered soon!

Conference hemp 

Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference: Feb. 11-12 in Kansas City

Registration is open for the Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Conference, Feb. 11-12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo.The conference will have sessions on both row crop and cattle operations due to the large number of producers in the Kansas City area producing both grain and livestock. Registration information is in this article.

Conference cover crops 

K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for late January

It's not too late to register for one of the three K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for the last week of January. The schools are free to attend and a meal will be provided. The schools are sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Agwest Commodities, Advanta Seeds, and ShieldAg Equipment.

Sorghum Schools