Agronomy eUpdate February 15th, 2024

Issue 991

Update - Federal court vacates labels for over-the-top dicamba herbicides

A recent ruling in a US District Court vacated the labels for XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium herbicides. This article gives an update regarding the sale and use of these over-the-top dicamba herbicides for soybeans and cotton.

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Preplant herbicide applications for kochia control

Now is the time to finalize plans for kochia control. In western Kansas, kochia is among the first summer annual weed to emerge in the spring. In fact, emerged kochia has been confirmed in fallow plots near Garden City in the first week of February this year. Good control of the first dense flush of kochia is essential for obtaining a good yield.

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K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab Samples - "The Good", "The Sick", and "The Ugly"

Quality plant disease diagnostics begins with the person collecting the sample. The ideal sample submission includes more than just the diseased plant. Learn about the proper sample submission procedures when collecting plant samples for clinical diagnosis of diseases.

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Wheat Rx seminars - Get your prescription for next year's wheat crop

A prescription for producing high-yielding and high-quality wheat is just what the doctor ordered for Kansas wheat producers. Mark your calendar for two upcoming seminars in Dodge City and Wichita. Speakers will discuss cover crops and soil health, the role of wheat in a cropping system, soil fertility, fungicides, and economics of wheat production.

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2024 Kansas Corn and Soybean Virtual School - February 22

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

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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.

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. Don?t miss this premier event!

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.