This year has been especially challenging for irrigators the year started with below-normal levels of soil profile water in most places followed by below-normal precipitation. Producers have an opportunity to improve their water productivity by properly timing their final irrigation application.
Wheat producers in Kansas should consider soil testing to help make accurate fertilizer decisions ahead of planting. After variable conditions and yield levels across the state, fertilizer needs may require adjustments based on soil test results. Now is the time to take soil samples to ensure there will be enough time to consider the test results when planning your fall fertilizer programs.
Failure to account for soil nitrogen wastes a valuable resource and can result in excess foliage, increased plant disease, inefficient use of soil water, and reduced yield. Soil sampling in fall for nitrate-N can have a significant impact on N recommendations for winter wheat in Kansas soils.
With most Kansas soybean fields already in reproductive stages, it is time to start assessing yield potential from those fields. Estimating final yield before harvest can be a very tedious task, but a simplified method using yield components can be applied to start setting yield expectations.
The 2022 Kansas Performance Tests with Winter Wheat Varieties report is now available. The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station annually compares both new and currently grown wheat varieties across different regions in Kansas. . These performance tests generate unbiased information designed to help Kansas growers.
September is almost here and with it comes questions about the fall weather forecast. This article discusses where the state is at with regard to precipitation deficits. What are the chances that the next three months will see significant and much needed rainfall?