Agronomy eUpdate July 22nd, 2021

Issue 865

Wheat streak mosaic virus: It is critical to stay on top of volunteer wheat this year

One of the best preventative measures for wheat streak mosaic virus it the timely control of volunteer wheat. Volunteer wheat should be terminated at least 2 weeks prior to wheat planting. Don't underestimate the importance of this management practice.

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Heat safety awareness: Excessive heat forecasted for Kansas in late July

The month of July started off relatively cool for Kansas. However, the end of the month looks to be considerably hotter. The National Weather Service is forecasting excessive heat for much of Kansas next week. Learn how to be prepared and who is most vulnerable.

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Summer is a great time to join the CoCoRaHS Network...because every drop counts!

When rain falls in Kansas during the summer, it's usually a big deal. You can measure and report this rainfall in your own backyard! To learn more about becoming a volunteer observer in Kansas, please read this article from Mary Knapp, Assistant State Climatologist for Kansas.

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Kansas River Valley Experiment Field Fall Field Day, August 10

Don't miss the 2021 Kansas River Valley Experiment Field Day on Tuesday, August 10. The event will take place at the Rossville field and will begin at 5:00 pm. This article has all the details for registration and the program topics.

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K-State East Central Experiment Field Fall Field Day, August 18

All interested individuals are invited to attend the 2021 East Central Experiment Field Day on Wednesday, August 18, at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Ottawa Experiment Field. For a list of topics and speakers, check out this article.

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