Agronomy eUpdate October 16th, 2020

Issue 823

Rate of dry down in sorghum before harvest

The dry down process for grain sorghum is affected by several factors including temperature, humidity, and late-season stress conditions. Read more about the dry down process and how to estimate when sorghum will be ready to harvest.

drydown sorghum harvest 

Emergency measures to control wind erosion

High winds and dry soils are bad combination when it comes to controlling soil erosion. It's important to monitor fields conditions in the event that emergency erosion control measures are needed.

soil conservation wind erosion soil loss 

Musk thistle control in the fall

Musk thistle is classified as a noxious weed in Kansas and infests over 700,000 acres. Fall is an excellent time to spray musk thistle as it's in the rosette growth stage. Fall treatment also offers reduced risk of off-target drift.

musk thistle noxious weed 

What does a La Nina winter mean for Kansas?

You may have heard the terms El Nino and La Nina in discussions about weather patterns. What do these terms mean and how do they help predict future climate forecasts for Kansas? Learn more in this article from the Kansas Mesonet team.

weather Climate La Nina 

Don't miss the 2020 Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests

Soybean harvest is well underway in parts of Kansas. Don't forget to showcase your high yields! All soybean growers are invited to participate in the 2020 Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests. Read more about how to enter in this article.

soybeans Soybean Yield Contest