Agronomy eUpdate July 8th, 2021

Issue 863

Identifying nutrient deficiency symptoms in soybeans

This time of year, soybeans may begin showing signs of chlorosis or other leaf discoloration. There may be many causes of discoloration. Nutrient deficiencies are one possibility. Learn more in this article from soil fertility specialist, Dorivar Ruiz Diaz.

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Plugging water wells: Guidelines for landowners and cost-share information

Water wells are an extremely important resource for any landowner, but there are some abandoned wells that exist that can pose a hazard to people, animals, and groundwater. Learn more about the necessary steps and how to apply for cost-share assistance in this article.

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First report of southern rust in Kansas for 2021

Southern rust has been detected in southern Kansas. This is the first confirmed report in Kansas for this growing season. Corn producers are encouraged to be actively scouting their fields. This disease can spread quickly if temperature and humidity are high.

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Use the Mesonet Animal Comfort Tool to monitor livestock conditions this summer

Monitoring summer heat stress is important to ensure healthy livestock. Don't forget about the Animal Comfort Tool, a very useful tool from the Kansas Mesonet. Learn how to find and use this resource in this article.

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Maximizing the value of harvested forages: Considerations on proper storage of round bales

Harvesting forages for future use during the winter feeding period or during periods of drought represents a significant cost outlay for cattle operations. Learn tips on how to properly store round bales in order to maximize their value and reduce loss.

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Kansas Ag-Climate Update for June 2021

The month of June in Kansas was generally warm and dry for most regions. For a complete summary of the June weather and its impacts on agriculture in Kansas, check out the June Ag-Climate Update.

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