Agronomy eUpdate September 25th, 2020

Issue 820

Soybean dry down rate before harvest

Soybeans reach final maturity at a relatively high water content. Dry down rates depends on a few factors such as the maturity group, planting date, and environmental conditions at the end of the season.

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Sorghum development and potential freeze injury

Grain sorghum maturity is significantly ahead of last year and close to the 5-year average. What effect did the early September cold snap have on crop development? Will the remaining sorghum reach maturity before the first freeze? Read more here from K-State Agronomy.

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Control woody plants on rangeland: Basal bark and cut-stump herbicide applications

Fall can be an excellent time to treat unwanted stands of woody plants on rangeland. Learn about two different treatment methods: basal bark and cut-stump applications.

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Fall control of bindweed

Field bindweed is a deep-rooted perennial weed that severely reduces crop yields and land value. Classified as a noxious weed in Kansas, it can be found in every county. Single herbicide applications are often not effective.

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World of Weeds: Bur ragweed or woollyleaf bursage

This month's World of Weeds feature plant is bur ragweed, also known as woollyleaf bursage. Bur ragweed is broadleaf perennial weed and is classified as a noxious weed in KS. A deep rooting system allows it to survive extended periods of drought, making it difficult to control.

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K-State wheat specialists release informative videos on wheat production

A new resource is now available for Kansas wheat growers and other interested stakeholders. Check out the new KSU Wheat YouTube channel. This channel will feature informative videos on a wide range of wheat production topics.

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