Agronomy eUpdate December 21st, 2023

Issue 987

Calculating the value of poultry litter and proper storage considerations

The use of poultry litter can contribute to reducing the cost of fertilizer inputs for many operations, depending on the price and transportation cost of the litter. This article explains how to estimate the value of poultry litter and offers recommendations for proper storage.

fertilizer poultry litter nutrients manure 

K-State 2023 Fertilizer Research Report is now available online

The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station fertilizer reports include preliminary results of research conducted on fertilizer use and management practices for crops in Kansas. This latest report includes topics of using nitrogen, phosphorus, nitrification inhibitors, and chloride application practices in alfalfa, corn, soybean, wheat, and sorghum. The report includes nutrient management methods, tillage, and cover crop best practices.

fertilizer research reports  

Significant precipitation fell over southwest Kansas in mid-December

A storm system brought significant precipitation to much of southwest Kansas last week. Precipitation lasted into early on Dec. 15. Storm totals exceeded 3 inches in some areas of southwest Kansas. This article details how much precipitation fell and how this event ranks in the record books.

weather precipitation  

Unseasonably mild weather for December in Kansas

Christmas is only a few days away, and meteorological winter begins on the 21st, but the weather certainly doesn’t look or feel winter-like right now. December has been unseasonably mild in Kansas so far. With more mild weather in the forecast, December 2023 could go down in history as one of the warmest on record for Kansas.

weather Climate winter weather  

Kansas Ag-Climate Update for November 2023

The Kansas Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Every month, the update includes a summary of that month, agronomic impacts, relevant maps and graphs, 1-month temperature and precipitation outlooks, monthly extremes, and notable highlights.

weather Climate  

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. 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. Get registered today!

Cover Your Acres meetings  

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

K-State Research and Extension, in collaboration with Kansas Corn and Kansas Soybean, has combined schools for a whole-day program covering both soybeans and corn. Each school will feature a range of region-specific topics covering corn and soybean production. With four locations spread across Kansas, don't miss out on attending a school near you! Registration is open for these free events.

Corn Schools Soybean Schools meetings