Agronomy eUpdate June 15th, 2023

Issue 961

Be aware of herbicide spray drift in wheat

Late rains across Kansas have caused some farmers to reconsider the yield potential of portions of their wheat crop. Some wheat is being terminated with herbicides, but neighboring wheat may be headed for harvest. This article discusses some strategies that can reduce the likelihood of spray drift.

wheat herbicide drift wind plant injury 

Herbicide applications and high temperatures

Warmer temperatures are in the forecast for the latter part of June across Kansas with warmer-than-normal temperatures expected for July. Some considerations should be taken during hot weather when making herbicide applications to help ensure the best response.

herbicides high temperatures herbicide application 

Cut-off dates approaching for XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium applications

Farmers planning to apply XtendiMax, Engenia, or Tavium to their dicamba-resistant soybeans have about two weeks remaining to make those herbicide applications. These are the only dicamba-containing products labeled for over-the-top use in dicamba-resistant soybean and cotton.

dicamba label requirements EPA application timing 

Kansas Mesonet animal comfort forecast product now available

It has been a year since a major cattle loss event occurred in southwest Kansas. Producers were caught off guard by a sudden transition from cool/wet to hot conditions. As a result, the Kansas Mesonet has collaborated with producers and researchers to provide a forecast product that will predict the potential for animal loss.

Mesonet Cattle Comfort Tool hot weather heat stress 

Spring rainfall summary and the summer outlook for Kansas

This article examines the rainfall totals across Kansas during spring (March, April, and May) more closely. Statistics are provided for the different climate divisions and at the county level. The updated summer weather outlook for Kansas from the Climate Prediction Center is also discussed.

weather precipitation rainfall summer outlook 

Kansas Ag-Climate Update for May 2023

The Kansas Ag-Climate Update for May 2023 is here! This article summarizes the weather across Kansas in May and associated agronomic impacts. A link to the complete May Update is provided in this article. Additional maps, graphs, and relevant information can be found in the full report. Check it out!

weather Climate