Agronomy eUpdate February 23rd, 2023

Issue 944

Cover crop termination considerations

Now is the time to begin considering how to terminate winter cover crops in preparation for summer crops. There are some cover crop species that will survive the winter and need to be terminated by mechanical or chemical methods in the spring. Learn more about cover crop termination methods and timing in this article.

weed control cover crops 

Is spring wheat a viable option for northwest and north-central Kansas?

Spring wheat is a cool-season grain crop that in adapted areas, typically the northern Great Plains, usually produces a higher protein and higher quality grain for milling and baking purposes. Spring wheat can be produced in northwest Kansas and adjoining areas. This article discusses growing spring wheat in northwest and north central Kansas.

spring wheat 

Kansas fire season is here

Wildfire season in Kansas is here. Conditions into spring will become increasingly conducive for wildfires in the western Flint Hills and central/western Kansas. Wildfires are a real risk for Kansas even with recent moisture. It's ijmportant to take proper precautions to prevent fire starts and limit fire spread.

prescribed burning wildfire fire weather 

Kansas training information for dicamba in 2023

This article discusses some frequently asked questions regarding dicamba training for pesticide applicators in Kansas for 2023. This information is made available by the K-State Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management Program.

dicamba application training 

Crop insurance research survey available for corn producers

Row crop farmers with at least 100 acres of corn in 2021 or 2022 are needed to take a research survey on crop insurance. The survey covers some basic questions about their operation and hypothetical crop insurance decisions. Completing the survey only takes about 30 minutes.

survey corn crop insurance 

Save the date - Wheat Rx Schools scheduled for early March

The dates and locations have been set for two Wheat Rx Schools to be held in early March. The first event will take place on March 7 in McPherson. The second seminar is scheduled for March 8 in Russell. Online registration is open and detailed agendas on the speakers will be available soon.

wheat Wheat Rx meetings  

One session left for the Crop Talk webinar series

There is one more opportunity to attend the Crop Talk webinar series this year. The last session will feature Rachel Veenstra, Crop Science agronomist, speaking all about corn tillers. This webinar is set for Feb. 28. This article will provide information for how to get registered. Don't miss it!