Seed cost is a critical economic factor and selecting the proper seeding rate is a key management practice for soybean production. This article reviews in greater detail several key factors in choosing the optimal soybean seeding rates for your production system.
As producers start planting soybeans in Kansas, it is important to consider common causes of seedling damping off and potential management strategies. This article addresses some frequently asked questions concerning the use of seed treatments for soybeans.
Getting kochia under control in any cropping system that includes wheat begins with the wheat crop during the spring, and shortly after wheat harvest. This is not always easy, even if early spring herbicide applications for kochia control were made. Learn more in this article from Sarah Lancaster, K-State Weed Science Specialist.
Alfalfa weevils have been hatching throughout the eastern half of Kansas since at least March 20. Also, pea aphids are increasing throughout north central Kansas. This article discusses these two alfalfa pests found in locations in eastern and north central Kansas this spring.
The first half of April means that planters in some areas of Kansas have started rolling out. This article looks at soil temperatures, soil moisture, and growing degree day accumulation for the year. The upcoming forecast for Kansas is also presented.
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