Agronomy eUpdate November 16th, 2023

Issue 983

Safety first when planning deep tillage or earthwork: Call before you dig!

With harvest complete and some mild temperatures heading into winter, farmers might take to the field for deep tillage, such as ripping, or to make earthwork repairs around the farm. Remember, safety comes first! Call 811 to prevent expensive damage to underground utilities. Guidelines should also be followed when digging trenches or pits.

deep tillage safety 

What is a Super El Nino, and how will one potentially affect Kansas?

Scientists with the National Center for Atmospheric Research stated recently that a Super El Niño will likely occur this winter. El Niño conditions occur when there are extended periods of above-normal sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. This article discusses El Niño, what it takes for an ordinary El Niño to be called super, and how it might affect Kansas’ weather.

weather Climate El Nino 

Kansas Ag-Climate Update for October 2023

The Kansas Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Every month, the update includes a summary of the weather for the previous month, including agronomic impacts for Kansas. Above-normal temperatures were observed for all nine climate divisions in the state.

weather Climate  

Registration is open for the K-State/KARA Crop Production Update: Dec. 6-7

Don’t miss out on the 2023 Crop Production Update, hosted by the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association and in cooperation with K-State Research and Extension. Registration is open, and the agenda is finalized. Check out this article for all the details about this premier training opportunity.

KARA Conference crop production meetings 

New in January 2024 - K-State Corn and Soybean Schools held together

In January 2024, look for a new format for the traditional K-State Corn and Soybean Winter Crop Schools. K-State Research and Extension, in collaboration with Kansas Corn and Kansas Soybean, has combined the schools for a whole-day program covering both crops. Save the date for one of the locations near you!

Corn Schools Soybean Schools  

2023 K-State Crop Pest Management Schools - Dec. 5 and 6

Have you registered for one of the K-State Crop Pest Management Schools yet? Two schools are set for early December, one in Colby and one in Russell. Join us in person to learn how to control the latest pests – weeds, insects, and diseases – affecting all crops in central and western Kansas!

Crop Pest Schools meetings  

Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, January 16-17 in Oberlin

Mark your calendar for the 21st annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference scheduled for January 16-17, 2024. The in-person will take place in Oberlin, KS. Cover Your Acres is a producer-driven meeting focused on new ideas and research-based updates in crop production in northwest Kansas and the Central High Plains region.

Cover Your Acres meetings