Agronomy eUpdate November 17th, 2022

Issue 933

Recent cold front brings snow and needed moisture to Kansas

Snow fell for the first time this fall across many parts of Kansas on November 14. After a warm autumn, this recent cold spell and associated snow was an abrupt change in the weather for most of Kansas. In this article, we take a closer look at average snowfall totals across Kansas and what snow means in terms of added moisture to the soil.

weather snow 

Natural Resources Conservation Service unveils a new website

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently unveiled an updated website.The website has been designed with the conservation program user in mind. The goals of the new website are to support and enhance the NRCS mission by delivering relevant, timely, customer-focused information in an easy-to-navigate platform. Check it out!

soil conservation NRCS website 

Kansas Ag-Climate Update for October 2022

The Ag-Climate Update for October in Kansas details the weather conditions experienced across the state and associated impacts. Drought conditions persisted and expanded during October. The average 3-month precipitation for August through October ranks as the driest on record. Read more by accessing the full report that is linked in this article.

weather Climate  

Don't miss out on free Soybean Cyst Nematode testing through K-State

There is still time to collect and submit a soil to the K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic for soybean cyst nematode testing. Testing is free for Kansas residents through a grant from the Soybean Cyst Nematode Coalition. Confirming the presence of this pest and determining population levels is the basis for a successful integrated management program.

soybean cyst nematode Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab 

Winter Forage Conference: Drought survival, recovery, and success - Dec. 15

The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council and Kansas State University are teaming up to host their Annual Winter Forage Conference: Drought Survival, Recovery, and Success, on Thursday, December 15, in Great Bend, Kansas. This year’s conference features a great mix of university and industry presentations.

drought forage Winter Forage Conference  

K-State/KARA Crop Production Update - Dec. 7-8 in Manhattan

The 2022 Crop Production Update, hosted by the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) and K-State Research and Extension, will be offered in-person this year, with a virtual option. The two-day event will take place on December 7 and 8 in Manhattan. The agenda and registration link can be found in this article.

KARA meeting crop production  

2022 Crop Pest Management Schools

Get registered to attend one of the 2022 Crop Pest Management Schools. This year, two schools will be offered in the traditional, in-person format on November 30 in Beloit and December 1 in Grainfield. Each school will feature a variety of topics on weed control, insects, and diseases. The early registration deadline, with a discounted price, is November 22.

Crop Pest Schools