Agronomy eUpdate December 15th, 2022

Issue 936

What factors influence the survival of winter canola?

In last week’s eUpdate, we have discussed the impact of delayed emergence on canola winter survival. This week, we examine a few other factors that can influence winter survival. Winter survival is complicated as stand losses can be caused by one or more abiotic and biotic stresses.

canola winter hardiness winter survival winter canola 

Damaged or dead fescue pastures: Options for 2023

Farmers manage one million acres of tall fescue which are important forage sources for livestock production in Kansas. Lack of timely rainfall across Kansas, particularly in the southeast, resulted in very limited forage growth. What options are there for forage stands that have died or been severely damaged?

pastures tall fescue fescue 

K-State 2023 Chemical Weed Control Guide now available online

One of the most popular K-State Extension and Research publications is now available online. The 2023 Chemical Weed Control Guide provides suggestions for chemical weed control in several major crops. Herbicides, when properly used, are one component of an effective weed management program. Add this guide to your weed control toolbox!

Weed Control Guide  

What are the chances of a White Christmas for Kansas?

A white Christmas, by meteorological definition, is defined as at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning at 7:00 am local time. What does the upcoming forecast look like for the state of Kansas? Could some areas receive the gift of some Christmas snow?

snow white Christmas 

Kansas Ag-Climate Update for November 2022

Exceptional drought persisted across many areas of Kansas during the month of November. November was the first month that averaged below normal temperature statewide since March 2022. Learn more about the weather across KS in November in this month's Ag-Climate Update.

weather Climate  

Flickner Innovation Farm to present current projects at workshop on January 12

The Flickner Innovation Farm will host a January 12 workshop to present up-to-date outcomes from the farm’s technology implementation and projects studying natural resource use. There will also be a presentation from NASA about how their programs can benefit farm management. Learn more about this event in this article.

Field Day Flickner Innovation Farm