Soybeans will reach final maturity with high seed water content, moving from 90% to around 60% from beginning of seed filling until final maturity. The dry down rate depends on a few factors including maturity group, planting date, and weather conditions.
With fall harvest progressing earlier than normal, favorable wheat prices, and upcoming rainfall chances, many producers are considering planting wheat back into freshly harvested summer crop residue. Several management considerations are discussed in this article.
Many Kansas cattle operations rely on some type of harvested feed to use in the winter months. Forages in the sorghum family are prone to two different problems for feeding cattle, nitrate poisoning and prussic acid poisoning. Learn about how to test for these and key characteristics of each toxin.
Late summer and fall can be an excellent time to treat unwanted stands of woody plants. Scattered stands of individual trees should either be treated individually using the basal bark method or the cut stump treatment method.
Soybean cyst nematode is a major problem in soybean fields throughout eastern and central Kansas. The K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab is now offering free soybean cyst nematode testing for Kansas producers while funding lasts. After soybean harvest is a great time to sample your fields.
A collaborative research project is underway with weed scientists from Kansas State, University of Nebraska, and University of Wisconsin. As part of this effort, they have created a survey for growers, consultants, and extension personnel.