Agronomy eUpdate July 13th, 2023

Issue 965

Assessing hail damage to corn

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.

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On-site wastewater systems: Tips to avoid system failure

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.

wastewater septic systems soil management 

Fall armyworm activity in Kansas

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.

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Chinch bugs are active in Kansas

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.

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Growing season weather summary for Kansas in 2023

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.

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Save the Date - North Central Kansas Experiment Field Day, August 17

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.

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