Agronomy eUpdate January 21st, 2021

Issue 835

Sunflower disease management in Kansas

Kansas ranks 4th in the US for sunflower production. Managing diseases can increase yields and standability of the crop at harvest. Read more about the most common yield-limiting diseases of sunflower in this article.

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2021 wheat variety fall forage yield comparison

Fall forage yield is an important aspect of dual-purpose wheat production. While weather and management practices are two main factors affecting fall forage yield, there are differences among varieties with respect to fall forage potential.

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Emergency measures to control wind erosion

Cropland can be quite susceptible to wind erosion under some conditions, particularly through the winter. Dry conditions and high winds in western KS in recent weeks have contributed to episodes of blowing soil. Learn more about emergency measures that can help control wind erosion.

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World of Weeds: Marestail

Marestail (Erigeron canadensis), also called horseweed, is a troublesome weed in several cropping systems in Kansas and beyond. Marestail is most problematic in reduced or no-tilled fields. Learn how to identify and control this pest in this latest World of Weeds article.

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2021 Kansas Corn School webinar series - Feb. 4 and 11

There is still time to register for the two remaining Corn School webinars scheduled for February. These virtual meetings are free to attend and open to anyone. Registration details can be found in this article.

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North Central Experiment Field Winter Update - January 27

Get registered to attend the virtual North Central Experiment Field Winter Update. This event is free and will take place via Zoom on January 27 from 11 am to 1 pm. Registration details are included in this article.

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