Agronomy eUpdate December 8th, 2022

Issue 935

Considerations when buying hay for winter feeding

Hay is the most important fiber source for cattle during the winter in Kansas. When looking to buy hay to feed this winter, there are several factors to consider so that you get the best product for the price.

Drought hay 

After a rough start this fall, what factors influence the survival of winter canola?

Winter canola planting conditions in fall 2022 were more challenging than in recent years. Continual drought is impacting all corners of the state and in particular south-central Kansas where most canola is planted. How could dry soils and late emergence affect the winter survival of canola this year?

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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. Topics will range from production practices and pest management to farm policy, markets, and cost-return.

Corn Schools virtual meeting  

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. Don't miss out!

Winter Forage Conference meeting