Agronomy eUpdate July 10th, 2020

Issue 809

Wheat streak mosaic: Early control of volunteer wheat is important

Wheat streak mosaic virus can be a severe problem for Kansas wheat producers. Large outbreaks can usually be traced back to a lack of control of volunteer wheat. Learn more about the importance of managing volunteer in this article from K-State Extension.

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Herbicide applications and high temperatures

Summer temperatures have arrived across Kansas, with expected highs reaching near or exceeding 100 degrees in the coming days. Under these conditions, producers need to be aware of certain considerations when applying herbicides.

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June 2020 in Kansas: One big hot wind

While windy days in Kansas are certainly common, June is historically one of the lighter wind months. This was not the case for June 2020. Sustained winds were above average for most of June for much of the state. What conditions were driving these winds? Read more here from the KS Climate team.

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Ag-Climate Update for June 2020

Here's a recap of the weather experienced across Kansas during the month of June. The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. It includes a brief summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.

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