Agronomy eUpdate December 14th, 2023

Issue 986

After a better start in 2023, what factors influence the survival of winter canola?

Winter canola planting conditions were much improved in the fall of 2023. While much of central Kansas remains at some level of drought intensity, the majority of the canola crop was seeded following timely rains, leading to optimum growth. Rapid and timely emergence is critical for attaining the right amount of growth before winter.

canola winter survival winter canola stand establishment 

Will Kansas see another white Christmas in 2023?

A white Christmas, by meteorological definition, occurs if there is at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on December 25 at 7:00 a.m. local time. The most recent white Christmas in parts of Kansas was last year. Places like Goodland, Manhattan, and Topeka all had snow on the ground on Christmas morning. Will there be a repeat this year?

winter weather snow white Christmas 

K-State 2024 Chemical Weed Control Guide is now available online

One of the most popular K-State Research and Extension publications is here! The 2024 Chemical Weed Control Guide is now available online. This publication provides suggestions for chemical weed control in several major crops. Starting in January, orders can be placed for paper copies. Check out this article for all the details.

publication Weed Control Guide pesticides  

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

K-State Research and Extension will host the 21st annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on Jan. 16 and 17. The conference will take place in the traditional in-person format at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, KS. Registration is open! Get your spot reserved today!

Cover Your Acres meetings  

K-State Corn and Soybean Schools to be held Jan. 16-19, 2024

In case you missed it...there is a new format for the traditional winter crop schools this year. In January, four one-day schools will be held at locations across Kansas. Each school will feature a range of region-specific topics covering corn and soybean production. Registration is open for these free events. Don't miss out!

Corn Schools Soybean Schools