Agronomy eUpdate March 6th, 2020

Issue 788

Fertilization of tall fescue and smooth bromegrass pastures and hayfields

There is still time to apply fertilizer to tall fescue and smooth bromegrass meadows and pastures. The amount and timing of application depends on several factors. Read about those factors and other consideration in this article.

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First hollow stem update: March 2, 2020

This report provides producers an update on the progress of first hollow stem (FHS) development in different wheat varieties. Identifying FHS is crucial if wheat is being grazed. These updates will run every week until all test varieties reach FHS.

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Army cutworms in wheat, alfalfa, and winter canola

Significant populations of army cutworm larvae have been reported in Kansas. Producers should begin scouting their wheat, alfalfa, and winter canola fields. More information on scouting and treatment thresholds are in this article from Extension Entomology.

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Learn the difference between fire weather watches and red flag warnings

Portions of Kansas have already been under a Red Flag Warning this year. What exactly does that mean? How is that different from a Fire Weather Watch? Read about these two designations in this article.

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Ag-Climate Update for February 2020

With respect to climate, February was "middle of the road". Statewide precipitation averaged slightly above normal and temperatures were also near normal. What is the outlook for March? Read more in the February Ag-Climate Update.