This article discusses critical management factors for a successful winter canola growing season in Kansas. Factors include seeding dates, seeding rates, depth, and row spacing, plant nutrition, soil fertility, disease management, and pest control.
Winter canola varieties exist today that make production possible across much of Kansas. When a winter-hardy variety is planted at the right time in good soil moisture and temperature conditions, plant development is optimized, and the crop will have the best chance at overwintering. Learn more in this article.
Alfalfa is a very important leguminous crop for the dairy and livestock industries in the state. In 2022, approximately 660,000 acres of alfalfa were harvested in Kansas. Late summer and early fall are often the best times to plant alfalfa in Kansas due to less weed pressure than spring planting.
K-State Weed Science Extension Specialist, Sarah Lancaster, recently was asked to identify a grass that was not controlled by glyphosate. The answer was prairie cupgrass. Prairie cupgrass is a summer annual grass that prefers moist areas. It is native to the Great Plains and found across Kansas in fallow fields and roadsides.
The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Western Kansas reports include preliminary results of research conducted on field production and management practices for crops in western Kansas. These studies are conducted in the areas of Garden City, Hays, Colby, and Tribune.
In the last five weeks, Kansas has endured two stretches of extreme heat. The first occurred during the last 10 days of July. The second heat wave was even hotter than the first and began with a vengeance on August 19. This article looks back on this historic heat wave that affected the entire state of Kansas.
In a joint effort between K-State Research and Extension and 21st Century Bean, two Dry Bean Field Days have been scheduled in western Kansas in early September. This article contains all the information about these two events. Check it out!