Agronomy eUpdate February 2nd, 2023

Issue 941

Extension question: Can I garden on top of my septic system?

Springtime is getting closer and thoughts may be turning to gardening. This article answers a recent extension question about putting a vegetable garden overtop a residential septic system. Learn more about proper care when maintaining a septic system.

wastewater drainfields 

2022 Kansas Performance Tests with grain sorghum hybrids report

Grain sorghum performance tests, conducted annually by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, provide farmers, extension workers, and seed industry personnel with unbiased agronomic information on many of the grain sorghum hybrids marketed in Kansas. Check out the 2022 results!

Performance Tests grain sorghum  

Kansas weather: Looking back at January and ahead to February

This article looks at the different and varied weather systems that impacted Kansas during the month of January. Last month started out warmer than normal and ended with some very cold temperatures. The weather outlook for February is also included.

weather Climate  

Don't miss the 2023 K-State Crop Talk webinar series

The popular K-State Crop Talk webinar series is back and set to kick off on February 7! This year, Crop Talk will be focused on agronomic topics for producers in north central and northwest Kansas. There's still time to get registered and attend the first session.


Webinar on controlling corn rootworm with nematodes - February 22

K-State Research and Extension will host a one-hour webinar starting at 9:30 am on February 22 highlighting results from on-farm applications in western Kansas, western Nebraska, and eastern Colorado using nematodes to control corn rootworm larvae.

corn rootworm webinars 

Registration is open for the K-State Soybean School on February 22 in Salina

K-State Research and Extension will be offering a one-day Soybean School on February 22 in Salina. This event will provide in-depth training targeted for soybean producers and key-stakeholders. Presentations will include crop production practices, soybean breeding update, Kansas Mesonet tools, insect and disease management, and a market outlook.

Soybean Schools meeting