As air temperatures keep fluctuating, so the soil temperatures. Producers need to closely monitor current soil temps and the upcoming weather forecasts to avoid any potential seedling injury to corn this spring.
Field peas are an emerging alternative crop for producers in northern Kansas. What effect, if any, does a spring frost have on field peas? Northwest Area Agronomist, Lucas Haag, offers his advice about this cool-season legume.
Pre-emergence herbicide programs for corn were discussed in a recent eUpdate article. The role of pre-emergence herbicides is similar in both corn and grain sorghum, and some herbicides are similar. Read more here from Dr. Sarah Lancaster.
For producers that intend to use Xtend cotton or soybean in 2020, you will need to have an additional dicamba-specific certification to apply dicamba-containing products labeled for use in these crops. Online training is available.
It has been quite some time since farmers in southeast Kansas have wished for rain. Just how wet has it been down in that corner of the state? Records have been broken and new ones have been set!
Overall, March 2020 will go down as generally warm and wet across the state. Severe weather was limited but a small swatch of hail near Wallace, KS was visible on satellite imagery on March 31. What else happened? Read more in the Ag-Climate Update for March.
Just a reminder that during this time of reduced operations on the K-State campus, the Soil Testing Lab and Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab are both operational. Please read this article for how to submit samples during this time.