Kansas has 568,324 acres of alfalfa, which is a very important leguminous crop for dairy and livestock industry in the state. Late summer and early fall are often the best times to plant alfalfa in Kansas. When sowing alfalfa, there are several recommendations to help establish a healthy stand.
As September begins, some producers are thinking about seeding winter cover crops in fields currently planted to corn. The successful establishment of winter cover crops is influenced by several factors. This article provides some additional details about cover crop responses to various herbicides.
Corn tillering is a form of plant adaptation to the growing conditions. Historically, corn tillers have been viewed negatively, although research studies have shown conflicting results about yield impacts. A new study, with sites across KS, has shed some light on the tillering impacts to corn yield.
The Kansas Soybean Association is calling all soybean farmers in Kansas to enter their competitive soybean crop into the Kansas Soybean Yield Contest by December 1. The Kansas Soybean Value Contest that analyzes protein, oil, and other soybean qualities is also open for entries.
The World of Weeds feature weed this month is prickly sida. This plant is a warm-season annual in the mallow family, the same family as cotton, velvetleaf, and other plants found in Kansas. Learn more about its identifying features and the best management options in this article.