Agronomy eUpdate January 24th, 2020

Issue 782

Learn what to expect from a spring-emerged winter wheat crop

Some wheat fields in Kansas have had poor emergence or none at all. The potential consequences of the delayed progress of the Kansas wheat crop during October include greater exposure to winterkill, delayed crop cycle for grain filling under warmer conditions, and a lower yield potential due to decreased fall tillering. Can these fields still produce a good yield? Read more in this article.

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Possible consequences of icy conditions to the Kansas wheat and alfalfa crops

The weather during the period of December 16, 2019 to January 17, 2020 brought some much needed moisture to the Kansas wheat crop, with some areas seeing a considerable amount of ice and snow. What, if any, impact did these weather events have on the Kansas wheat and alfalfa crops?

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Free online book on soil and water conservation resources now available

An open textbook, Soil and Water Conservation: An Annotated Bibliography, was recently published by New Prairie Press, Kansas State University’s open access digital press. The book highlights credible, free, and openly available online content related to soil and water conservation, including extension bulletins, government reports, technical bulletins, and more.

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K-State Sorghum Schools scheduled for late January

There is still plenty of time to register for the 2020 Soybean Schools! The schools kickoff on Jan. 29 in Scott City. Other locations include Great Bend and Hutchinson on Jan. 30. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for sorghum producers and key-stakeholders. The schools are sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Agwest Commodities, Advanta Seeds, and ShieldAg Equipment.

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