Agronomy eUpdate October 20th, 2022

Issue 929

Management adjustments when sowing wheat late

Some producers may have delayed wheat planting for different reasons, including harvesting a summer crop during late October or due to dry soils and waiting for rainfall. Management adjustments can be made to try to compensate for the consequences of late planting.

wheat late planting 

Replanting decisions for winter wheat

As wheat growers evaluate their wheat stand, some may be considering replanting fields yet this fall. The fall of 2022 has been challenging for winter wheat establishment in Kansas and in the US Southern Great Plains. There are several factors to consider when deciding to replant wheat fields.

wheat replanting herbicide timing 

Managing forages after a hard freeze

Freezing temperatures change plant metabolism and composition, and different forage species respond differently to cold stress. Damaging frosts significantly reduce forage quality in most forage species and can create possible feeding-related issues for livestock.

freeze grazing prussic acid forages nitrate toxicity 

Fire season outlook for 2022-2023

Large fires have already occurred in Kanss this fall. However, the official start of Kansas fire season is typically considered a few days following the first freeze. The beginning of this week (Oct.16-17) featured the first freeze statewide and most of the vegetation/fuels are now available. There are some factors to consider about the upcoming fire season in Kansas.

fire wildfire fire weather 

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports available online

The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports are the published preliminary results of individual research projects. This article highlights the reports by faculty and specialists in, or affiliated with, the agronomy department. All reports are accessible online and at no cost.

publication research reports 

2022 Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests

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. New for 2022, the Kansas Soybean Association will sponsor three participants to attend Commodity Classic in March 2023. First place in both contests, as well as one randomly drawn participant who entered both contests, earn the trip. Learn more in this article.

soybeans Soybean Yield Contest