Agronomy eUpdate February 4th, 2021

Issue 837

Topdressing wheat with nitrogen

The current status of the Kansas wheat crop is very variable. Regardless of the crop condition, now is a good time to start planning for topdress nitrogen applications. Several key elements need to be considered. Learn about those factors in this article.

wheat topdress fertilizer nitrogen 

Is spring wheat a viable option for northwest Kansas?

Spring wheat is a cool-season grain crop that in adapted areas of production usually produces a higher protein content and higher quality grain for milling and baking purposes. Can spring wheat be successfully grown and marketed in northwest Kansas?

spring wheat cool-season grain 

Topdressing canola: How to maximize the benefits

To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for environmental conditions, nutrients needed, and application method.

canola topdress 

Pre-plant herbicide applications for kochia control

Now is the time to finalize plans for kochia control. Recent research suggests that kochia can begin emerging in early February with most kochia emerging by early April. This article will be the first in a series discussing specific options for various cropping systems.

weed control kochia pre-plant herbicide 

Metabolism-based herbicide resistance in a 6-way resistant Palmer amaranth

A six-way herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth population was the subject of a study recently published by K-State weed scientists. Results from this study demonstrate that a single resistance mechanism can provide resistance to multiple herbicide groups.

palmer amaranth herbicide resistance 

Arctic weather is coming - Monitor livestock conditions using Cattle Comfort Tool

A blast of arctic air will settle on Kansas in early February. These bitter cold temperatures can result in negative impacts on cattle, especially calves. Monitor conditions using the Cattle Comfort Tool from the Kansas Mesonet.

Mesonet Cattle Comfort Tool cold temperatures 

Kansas Ag-Climate Update for January 2021

The first month of 2021 brought wide swings in both temperature and precipitation across Kansas. Read more about where January 2021 falls in the record books and the agronomic impacts across the state.

weather Climate 

Save the Date - Great Plains Cotton Conference, February 23 & 24

Save the date for the 2021 Great Plains Cotton Conference scheduled for February 23 and 24. This year the conference will be held virtually using Zoom. Presentations will be given from nationally recognized speakers on all things cotton. Don't miss it!

Conference cotton virtual  

Soybean cyst nematode webinar series starting February 11

There are 59 counties in Kansas where soybean cyst nematodes have been identified. Learn the best ways to manage this disease by attending a series of webinars to be offered starting February 11.

soybean cyst nematode virtual webinars 

New Crop Talk webinar series for northwest and north central Kansas

Did you miss the first Virtual Crop Talk webinars? You can still get registered for the remaining talks in this series. Upcoming talks address weed management for northwest and north central Kansas. Details can be found in this article.

virtual webinars