Agronomy eUpdate May 22nd, 2023

Issue 957

Test for nitrates in failed wheat before grazing

Due to prolonged extreme drought conditions, many wheat stands across Kansas are thin and short. Some producers are deciding to graze out their wheat due to very low yield potential. Under certain environmental conditions, cereal grains like wheat and oats, can accumulate potentially toxic nitrate levels.

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