Agronomy eUpdate October 9th, 2020

Issue 822

Wheat planting conditions: Early October 2020

The dry pattern that dominated September has continued into October. Soils across the wheat growing region in Kansas are dry. Learn more about the current conditions in this article.

wheat planting conditions 

Control annual weeds with fall-applied herbicides ahead of corn and sorghum

With row crop harvest well underway, it is time to start planning fall herbicide applications. Herbicide applications in late October through November can improve control of difficult winter annual weeds.

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Stop spreading weed seed during harvest activities

Be mindful of the many ways that weeds can spread from field to field, including hitching a ride on harvest equipment. Learn what steps can be taken to minimize spreading weed seeds during harvest activities.

weed control harvest weed seeds 

Ag-Climate Update for September 2020

The month of September was much drier than normal, with all districts averaging less than average for the month. Read more about the September weather and associated agronomic impacts in the Ag-Climate Update.

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Commercial applicator recertification training changes for 2020

Each year in the fall, applicators from across the state attend commercial recertification training programs. These trainings will look different this year. Read about the changes and how to access virtual training courses in Kansas.

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Update: 2021 soybean planting intentions survey - Producer input requested

There is still time to participate in a short survey concerning your soybean planting intentions for the 2021 season. This survey will help guide winter extension programming and is completely anonymous.

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