Agronomy eUpdate May 22nd, 2020

Issue 800

Considerations for pre-emergence herbicides

Pre-emergence, soil-active herbicides applied around the time of planting are an important part of a good weed management program. However, variability in spring weather leads to concerns about both weed control and crop injury.

weed control herbicide pre-emergence crop injury 

2020 Kansas wheat crop conditions: Wheat Quality Tour summary report

The 2020 Wheat Quality Tour had to take a virtual path during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article summarizes the modified tour and discusses various factors that may have impacted yield potentials across Kansas.

Wheat Quality Tour 

Possible causes for white heads in wheat

White heads have been appearing in many wheat fields around Kansas. There are many causes of white heads. Here are some of the most common causes and their diagnosis.

wheat white heads 

Wheat disease update and fungicide considerations

Stripe rust continues to be the top disease story for Kansas wheat in 2020. Leaf rust has also made an appearance. What other diseases should you be looking for and are fungicides still an option? Find out more in this article.

wheat disease fungicide stripe rust leaf rust fusarium head blight 

Corn planting and emergence progress report for Kansas and selected Corn Belt states

According to the latest USDA report, corn planting in Kansas is well over halfway complete for the 2020 season. How does this compare with previous years? What is the outlook moving into the last week of May?

corn emergence planting progress 

Summer weather outlook for Kansas

For most of Kansas, May has brought cooler-than-normal temperatures. With summer officially starting in roughly one month, what can we expect in terms of heat and rainfall? Will the drought in parts of KS persist or improve? Read more from the Kansas State Climate Team.

weather summer outlook 

Make plans to attend the K-State Virtual Wheat Field Day, May 27-28

Don't miss the first ever Virtual Wheat Field Day on May 27 and 28! In a twist on the typical wheat field day, KSRE will host a two-part field day live on YouTube. For details on how to participate in this event, check out this article.

Wheat Field Day