Agronomy eUpdate March 3rd, 2022

Issue 895

Spring 2022 Wildfire Outlook for Kansas - Be prepared!

Spring is a time where prescribed burning is common in Kansas. It is also peak wildfire season across the state. Current conditions favor an active spring for wildfires. This article will provide some proactive measures to be sure you are prepared.

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Tips for having a safe and successful prescribed burn this spring

The prescribed burning season in Kansas has started. With the potential for wildland fire being above normal for parts of Kansas, it's very important to take proper precautions when undertaking a prescribed burn. This article will discuss how to help ensure a safe and successful prescribed burn.

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Marestail in soybeans: Strategies for the best control

Controlling marestail in soybeans continues to be a big challenge for Kansas no-till producers. Application timing and weed size are critical factors for successful control of this weed that germinates in the fall or early spring. Learn more about the best options for spring applications to control marestail in soybeans.

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Certified Crop Advisor exam review course is now available in a self-paced online format

In a collaborative effort from several faculty from K-State Research and Extension, individuals preparing for the Certified Crop Advisor exam now have access to an online training course. Learn more about this self-paced, online course in this article.

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2021 Kansas Performance Tests with Grain Sorghum Hybrids report now available

The 2021 Kansas Performance Tests with Grain Sorghum Hybrids report is now online. Performance tests, conducted annually by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, provide unbiased agronomic information on many of the grain sorghum hybrids marketed in Kansas.

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K-State to host 'mini-conference' on agricultural ramifications of Ukraine/Russia conflict

K-State's Department of Agricultural Economics will host a Risk and Profit mini-conference online Mar. 7-11 to discuss the agricultural impacts of the Ukraine-Russia conflict and what it means for U.S. producers. There is no fee to participate, but online registration is required.

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Farmer input requested about the myFields online pest management tool

myFields is an online tool that provides crop producers with pest management information, such as pest diagnostics, pesticide application information, and real-time notification of pest issues. Please consider participating in a short survey about this tool.

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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, 2022 at Guetterman Brothers Family Farms. Topics to be covered include soil fertility, crop intensification, cover crops root demonstration, and much more!

soil health Field Day 

K-State CropTalk webinar series extended until March 14

The CropTalk webinar series has added another session on March 14. There are now two remaining sessions. Join on March 7 to hear an update on Kansas climate and what the Mesonet can do for you. Come back on March 14 for a look at the 2022 grain market outlook. Registration details are in this article.

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