Agronomy eUpdate June 23rd, 2022

Issue 912

Plant analysis for testing nutrient levels in corn

Plant analysis is an excellent diagnostic tool to help understand some of the variation among corn plants in the field. This testing can also be used for general monitoring or quality control purposes. There are different guidelines for tissue collection depending on how you plan to use the test results.

corn plant analysis nutrient levels tissue testing 

Fungicide considerations for corn diseases in 2022

corn fungicide foliar fungicides foliar diseases crop scouting 

Weather conditions during the cattle loss event in southwest Kansas in mid-June 2022

This article examines the weather conditions in southwest Kansas during the recent extreme heat wave. Specifically, this article discusses the Kansas Mesonet Cattle Comfort Index and how this weather event led to cattle losses in certain locations in southwest Kansas.

high temperatures Cattle Comfort Tool hot weather extreme weather 

2021 National Winter Canola Variety Trial results

The results of the 2021 National Winter Canola Variety Trial (NWCVT) are now available online. The objectives of the NWCVT are to evaluate the performance of released and experimental varieties, determine where these varieties are best adapted, and increase the visibility of winter canola across the United States.

canola winter canola variety trials  

Registration is open for the 2022 K-State/KARA Summer Field School

K-State and the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association will be hosting two, 2-day field schools on July 12-13 and July 14-15 at the K-State Agronomy North Farm in Manhattan. The focus this year will be on corn and sorghum production. The cost for the program is $210 and includes lunch on both days. See article for the agenda and registration information.

KARA Field Day 

K-State Weed Science Field Day - July 13

The Department of Agronomy is hosting a Weed Science Field Day! This free event provides an opportunity to browse extension weed science herbicide evaluation trials, network with K-State Weed Science faculty and industry representatives, learn more about weed management and new sprayer technology, and receive 1A credit. Sign-up by July 5!

weed control Field Day