Agronomy eUpdate June 30th, 2022

Issue 913

Consider the value of soil residue before baling or burning wheat stubble

Following wheat harvest some producers may consider burning or baling their wheat stubble. There are four main factors to consider before taking any action that removes residue from the soil surface. Understanding the true value of leaving crop residue in place can help producers decide what is best for their system.

residue soil conservation soil erosion wheat stubble wind erosion 

Identifying nutrient deficiency symptoms in soybeans

This time of year, soybeans may begin showing signs of chlorosis or other leaf discoloration in all or parts of the field. There may be many causes of discoloration. Nutrient deficiencies are one possibility. Visible symptoms will appear differently depending on the mobility of the nutrient. Learn more in this article!

soybeans nutrient deficiency chlorosis 

Update on drought conditions in Kansas - June 28, 2022

This article summarizes the weather in Kansas during the week of June 22 to June 28. Isolated, heavy rains in some areas led to improvement in drought status, while the western regions remain dry. The northeast portion of KS could see moderate rainfall through the weekend. What will July bring for Kansas?

weather Climate Drought outlooks 

Kansas Corn Yield Contest: Early deadline June 30

The early entry deadline for the 2022 Corn Yield Contest is today - June 30! After June 30, there is a small increase in the entry fee, but registration will remain open until August 17. To participate in the Kansas contest, you must enter the National Corn Yield Contest. All the details can be found in this article.

Corn Yield Contest  

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

Registration is open for the 2022 Summer Field School. This annual event is hosted by K-State and the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA). Each session consists of a 2-day program and there are two sessions to choose from. The program will focus on corn and sorghum production. Registration, agendas, and costs are detailed in this article.

KARA Field Day