Agronomy eUpdate February 8th, 2024

Issue 990

Extension question: Can I garden on top of my septic system?

While it is still technically winter, the days are gradually getting longer, and home gardeners are likely counting the days until spring. Have you ever wondered if you can place a garden on top of a residential septic system? Learn about how these systems work and how to manage them properly.

winter septic systems gardening 

Kansas Weekly Drought Update and Climate Report - Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, 2024

This past week, much above-normal temperatures were again the rule across all of Kansas. A multi-day weather event brought generous amounts of rain to the state during the period. There were improvements in the drought status for some areas. Learn more about the weather across Kansas during the week of Jan. 31-Feb. 6.

Climate Drought 

Great Plains Cotton Conference set for February 20 in Pratt, KS

The 5th Annual Great Plains Cotton Conference is scheduled for February 20 in Pratt, KS. Presentations will be focused on all things cotton, including irrigation scheduling, nutrient management, policy updates, cotton classing, pest management, economics and market outlooks, and cotton industry updates. Donít miss this premier event!


K-State Crop Talk webinar series kicks off on February 20

The popular K-State Crop Talk webinar series is back and set to start on Feb. 20. This year, Crop Talk will be focused on agronomic topics for producers across the western half of Kansas. Each webinar will begin at 12:00 pm (CST) and last until 1:00 pm. This article has a complete list of webinars with dates, topics, and speakers.

Crop Talk 

Registration is open for the 2024 Kansas Corn and Soybean Virtual School

Did you miss one of the in-person Corn and Soybean Schools? The last of the Kansas Soybean and Corn Schools is being offered as a virtual event on February 22. There is still time to register for this school. Come learn about market updates, crop disease management, and agronomic practices.

corn Soybean Schools 

Frontier District to host meeting on increasing row crop yields with weed and fungus control

The Frontier Extension District will host a meeting on increasing row crop yields with weed and fungus control at 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 22 in Overbrook. Learn about corn and soybean weed management, tar spot of corn, and Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans.

weeds row crops fungus 

2024 Alfalfa School is set for February 13 in Great Bend

K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council are hosting the 2024 Alfalfa School on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This year's event will feature several sessions covering many topics related to alfalfa production. The school is free to attend for current Kansas Forage and Grassland Council members. The cost is $45 for non-members and is payable at the door.