Agronomy eUpdate July 17th, 2020

Issue 810

First report of southern rust in Kansas for 2020

Southern rust in corn has been detected in both Kansas and Nebraska. Get answers to the most common questions associated with this corn disease in this article from K-State Plant Pathology.

corn southern rust scouting foliar diseases 

Post-wheat harvest weed control in dryland cropping systems

Controlling weeds is key in order to maximize the benefits of stubble and no-till dryland cropping systems in western Kansas. Read more about the effects of weed control timing after wheat harvest in this article.

weed control dryland post-wheat harvest 

Western Bean Cutworm in corn - Scouting tips and treatment options

As the corn in northwest Kansas continues to move through the final vegetative stages of growth and tassels have just started to emerge, Western Bean Cutworm is a pest to monitor. Reports of western bean cutworm egg masses in northwest and west central Kansas began over the last week and scouting has begun.

insects western bean cutworm 

World of Weed: Morningglory

Morningglories (Ipomoea spp) are troublesome weeds that often escape pre-emergent herbicide applications and have the ability to reduce yields and harvest efficiency. Read all about morningglory in this latest installment of the World of Weeds series.

World of Weeds morningglory 

Heat wave for the weekend: Update on high temperatures and heat stress

The Climate Prediction Center and the National Weather Service have issued heat outlooks for the weekend and continuing through the end of July. Even western portions of Kansas can expect elevated dew points and increased low temperatures.

Drought high temperatures heat stress 

Kansas weather - Early fall 2020 outlook

The first outlooks for early Fall 2020 in Kansas have been released. What can we expect as we look toward August, September, and October in terms of rainfall and temperatures? Learn what the early predictions are in this article from the Kansas Climate Team.

weather Climate fall outlook