Correcting acidic soil conditions through the application of lime can have a significant impact on crop yields, especially for alfalfa. Liming is one of the most essential, but often overlooked, management decisions a producer can make for alfalfa production.
This year has been a challenging year for crop production, especially corn, with above-average temperatures and below-average rainfall. Minimizing yield losses during harvest operations is even more important. Harvest inefficiency reduces overall yield and can cause future problems because of volunteer corn
It is important for farmers to understand the regulations in place when saving seed to plant in subsequent years. The consequences of planting illegal seed can be substantial. This article explains the importance of knowing where your seed is from and how to be in compliance.
An old pest is back and has a new name. Sorghum aphids, formerly called sugarcane aphids, are showing up in Kansas fields. Grain sorghum producers should be scouting their fields on a routine basis. Early detection is important, but treatments should be based on established thresholds.
Relatively new, cost effective, and environmentally friendly products are available for controlling headworms in sorghum. These are pest-specific viruses, formulated as biological pesticides, that can be applied the same as any foliar insecticide, or delivered via overhead irrigation sprinklers.
Researchers at K-State are in search of soybean fields showing symptoms of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) to sample. SDS is a soil-borne fungal disease. It is observed more when soybeans are planted in cool, wet soils followed by wet conditions at the start of flowering.
As drought continues to have a substantial impact on Kansas this summer, many people are questioning their location’s drought status. Each week, scientists across the nation gather input on drought conditions across their respective regions. This article will briefly discuss how drought declaration decisions are made and how you can provide additional input.
July is typically the hottest month in Kansas, and this year has been no exception. But, has this summer been hotter than normal? How does it compare to previous summers? This article examines measured summer temperatures from 40 locations all across Kansas.
The Kansas Composting Operators’ School provides hands-on training in municipal, agricultural, and commercial large-scale composting for operators and managers of compost facilities who want to gain knowledge and experience in composting. Space is limited to 20 participants. Don't miss out!
K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Wheat Commission are hosting two Wheat Rx Schools. The first event will take place in Phillipsburg, KS, on August 9. The second event will take place in Garden City, KS, on August 10. Registration details and agenda for each school are included in this article.