Agronomy eUpdate February 24th, 2022

Issue 894

Potential for winterkill to the Kansas wheat crop

The extremely cold temperatures observed in Kansas in mid-February have the potential to cause winterkill to the winter wheat crop. However, several factors determine whether winter wheat will be negatively impacted. In Kansas, the current condition of the wheat is variable depending on the region.

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Topdressing wheat with nitrogen

Regardless of the crop conditions, wheat producers should start planning for any topdress nitrogen applications. However, differing yield potentials across regions should be taken into consideration when managing the nitrogen fertilizer rate. This article will discuss some of the issues to consider when making topdressing decisions.

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Wheat variety fall forage yield comparison for 2021-2022

Fall forage yield is an important aspect of dual-purpose wheat production. While weather and management play a large role in determining fall forage production, there are also differences among wheat varieties in forage production potential. Learn more about the differences between varieties in this article.

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Spring weather outlook for 2022 in Kansas

Have you found yourself asking this question: “Why do the storms keep missing most of Kansas to the east/south and will it continue?” The one sure thing with weather is it always changes. Let’s look at what has happened, the current scenario, and what the forecast looks like heading into spring.

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2022 Grain sorghum management publication now available

A newly revised K-State Research and Extension publication, Kansas Grain Sorghum Management 2022, is now available online. This comprehensive guide is written specifically for Kansas and includes valuable, up-to-date information on several grain sorghum management practices.

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Soil Health Field Day - March 28, 2022

The Kansas Soil Health Partnership is hosting a soil health field day on March 28. This event features presentations on soil health sustainability, crop intensification, fertility management, and more! Get registered today! More details are available in this article.

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K-State CropTalk webinar series

Have you attended one of the K-State CropTalk webinars yet? You still have a chance to get registered for the last two sessions in this popular series. The next webinar on February 28 features Dr. DeAnn Presley discussing growing nitrogen with cover crops! Learn more in this article.

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