Agronomy eUpdate June 5th, 2020

Issue 803

Federal court vacates registration of some dicamba herbicide labels

On June 3, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco issued a decision that nullifies the current labels for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax herbicides. Weed Science Specialist Sarah Lancaster discusses this decision and what is known at this point.

dicamba herbicide 

Late planting of soybeans: Management considerations

While soybean planting is tracking ahead of last year in Kansas, there are still some areas yet to be planted. What management strategies should be considered when planting soybeans later in the season?

soybeans late planting seeding rate row spacing maturity group 

Post-emergence marestail control in soybean fields

Timely herbicide applications are key for post-emergence control of marestail. Management is complicated due to some populations in Kansas with resistance to glyphosate and ALS-inhibiting herbicides. However, there are some options for control of large marestail.

soybeans weed control marestail post-emergence 

When the temperature rises, remember the Kansas Mesonet Cattle Comfort Tool

When the weather turns bitter cold or very hot, don't forget about the Kansas Mesont Cattle Comfort Tool. This tool illustrates the impacts of both extreme heat and extreme cold. Read more about this tool in this article.

Mesonet Cattle Comfort Tool hot weather 

Soybean planting and emergence progress report for Kansas and select Midwest states

The 2020 planting season for soybeans has moved passed half the acreage and is ahead of both the five-year average and the 2019 season due to favorable weather conditions in many Midwest states.

soybeans planting progress 

Late-season wheat diseases: Be on the lookout for Fusarium head blight

Be on the lookout for some late-season diseases in wheat across Kansas. Get the latest wheat disease update from K-State Plant Pathology in this article.

wheat disease fusarium head blight head scab 

Kansas weather: Early June heat, drought...repeat?

The first week of June has been unusually warm all across Kansas. But, how unusual is it and where does June 2020 rank in the record books? How long will it last? Read more about this hot start to June in this article.

weather Drought heat