Severe thunderstorms and hail are nothing new to Kansas farmers. During this time of year, the threat level is high and parts of Kansas have already seen some destructive hail events in July. Many questions arise after hail events about the status of field crops. This article covers how to assess hail damage to corn.
Last week, the eUpdate featured an article on the two main on-site wastewater treatment systems - septic systems and lagoon ponds. While wastewater systems can last many years with proper maintenance, on occasion those systems will fail. Learn about what steps you can take to ensure good system function in this article.
Fall armyworm can damage several important Kansas crops as well as pasture, turf, and home landscaping. Two full generations are possible in Kansas with defoliation and grain damage being the biggest concerns. The first detected fall armyworm for the season was on June 16 in the Central Kansas district.
Chinch bugs have historically been a problem in Kansas. In agriculture, they are mainly a problem in sorghum. However, they can also affect corn and occasionally wheat. This article addresses chinch bug activity across portions of Kansas and recommendations for treatment.
As of July 9, there have been 100 days since April 1, a date that meteorologists often use to define the start of the summer growing season. In this article, we take a look at how the 2023 growing season has compared to 2022, and how 2023 compares to normal for Kansas.
All interested individuals are encouraged to save the date for the North Central Kansas Experiment Field Fall Field Day. The event is scheduled for August 17 at 5:30 p.m. and is free to attend. Details on the program will be finalized soon. Stay tuned to the eUpdate for more information.