Agronomy eUpdate December 1st, 2022

Issue 934

Considerations for wheat fields prone to sulfur deficiency

In recent years, sulfur deficiency in wheat has become more common in many areas of Kansas, particularly in no-till wheat. Sulfur deficiency in wheat is often difficult to identify from visual symptoms. Soil testing can help identify areas of the field that may need sulfur applications.

wheat sulfur yellow wheat nutrient deficiency 

Corn planting and frost risk in central and eastern Kansas

Planting corn later in the season increases the chances of receiving late-summer rains and reduces the effect of heat stress during flowering. However, final planting dates for crop insurance eligibility provide a limit for late planting. This article summarizes the resutls from a recent study on corn planting dates and frost risk in central and eastern Kansas.

corn planting date 

Updated publications on a variety of crop pests in Kansas now available

Several K-State Research and Extension publications on crop pests in Kansas have been updated and are available to order or download for free. Learn more about alfafla weevils, bird cherry-oat aphids, false chinch bugs, black cutworms, soybean aphids, and stink bugs.

insects publication 

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

Have you registered for the 2022 Crop Production Update hosted by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association? Don't miss out on attending this event taking place in Manhattan on Dec. 7 and 8. A wide range of topics will be presented.

KARA meeting crop production 

Registration is open for the 2023 Kansas Corn Schools

Registration is now open for the 2023 Kansas Corn Schools which will be held in four locations starting on Jan. 12. An online session is also scheduled for Feb. 2. Agendas will be tailored for each location with topics ranging from production practices and weed/disease management to farm policy, markets, and cost-return. Learn more in this article.

Corn Schools virtual