Agronomy eUpdate October 5th, 2023

Issue 977

Rate of dry down in sorghum before harvest

A common question from producers is related to the dry down rate for sorghum when approaching the end of the season. Based on previous information, the average dry down rate depends on the weather, primarily temperature and moisture conditions. This article looks at some recent studies and what factors play the biggest role in the dry down rate.

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Kansas Mesonet fall freeze and winter cold tool available

With freezing temperatures in the forecast for much of northwest and north central Kansas, the Kansas Mesonet’s Freeze Monitor is now available for the 2023 fall frost/freeze season. The Freeze Monitor is a handy tool to check conditions in your area. Have freezing conditions been recorded? How does it compare to the average? How many hours below freezing was your area?

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2023 Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contest

The Kansas Soybean Association is calling all soybean farmers in Kansas to enter their competitive soybean crop into the Kansas Soybean Yield Contest by December 1. The statewide Kansas Soybean Value Contest, which analyzes protein, oil, and other soybean qualities, is also open for entries.

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Kansas Bankers Association Conservation Awards Program – Nominations due Nov. 10

Nominate a deserving Kansas producer or landowner for the 2023 Kansas Bankers Association Conservation Awards Program. There are six categories: energy conservation, water quality, water conservation, soil conservation, windbreaks, and wildlife habitat. Nominations are due by November 10.

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