eUpdate Articles Tagged: dry soils

Factors to consider in winter survival of wheat

Ideally wheat plants should have at least 1-2 tillers and 3-5 leaves, as well as a good crown root system development, when going into the winter. However, many Kansas wheat fields were sown relatively late this year, and have faced below-average temperatures, which slowed down crop development.

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Considerations when planting wheat into dry soil

The lack of recent rainfall across portions of central and western KS has resulted in dry soil near the surface. For wheat that still needs planted, producers have a few options. Learn more about planting wheat into dry soils in this article.

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Can dry soils affect anhydrous ammonia applications in Kansas?

Producers are getting ready for fall applications of anhydrous ammonia, however very dry soils in most of Kansas is a concern. Can anhydrous ammonia be effectively applied to dry soils?

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Expectations for a late-emerged winter wheat crop

Many wheat fields around Kansas emerged later than desired due to extremely dry soil conditions in the fall. What are the expectations for late-emerged wheat and what factors contribute to the expected yield potential for those fields?

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Considerations when planting wheat into dry soil

Soils in portions of western and central Kansas have become steadily drier through the late summer and early fall. Topsoil conditions are now very dry in many areas of Kansas. What options are available for producers in these regions with wheat still to plant?

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