Agronomy eUpdate February 9th, 2023

Issue 942

Pre-plant herbicide applications for kochia control

Kochia can begin emerging in early February with most kochia emerging by early April. Kochia seedlings emerge in dense populations that make adequate herbicide coverage difficult. It is important to apply pre-emergence herbicides in late winter or early spring to control this weed before it emerges.

weed control kochia pre-plant herbicide 

Native grasses: Factors for successful stand establishment

Establishment is the most important phase to ensure system longevity when planning the long-term use of a seeded native grass stand. Native grass pastures can take up to four years to become fully established. Several factors need to be considered for successful native grass stand establishment.

rangeland native grasses 

A comparison of three historical mid-February cold outbreaks in Kansas

On average, January is the coldest month of the year in Kansas, and December is the second coldest. Temperatures begin to warm in February. However, some of the all-time coldest temperatures in Kansas have happened in the month of February. This article dives into the weather archives from over a century ago.

weather cold temperatures 

Crop Talk webinar series will continue through the end of February

The popular K-State Crop Talk webinar series kicked off on February 7. If you missed the first session, there are still 3 more Tuesdays in February. Topics still to be covered include climate-smart agriculture, alternative weed control research in Kansas, and everything you want to know about corn tillers.

webinars Crop Talk  

K-State Soybean School scheduled for February 22 in Salina

Have you registered for the K-State Soybean School yet? This one-day school is scheduled for Feb. 22 in Salina. This school will provide the latest information on growing soybeans in Kansas. There is no cost to attend and a lunch will be provided. Don't miss out this!

Soybean Schools