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Planting wheat too early can lead to several problems

Early sowing of wheat can lead to several problems, from increased chances of insect- or mite-transmitted viral diseases to decreased emergence.Optimum wheat planting dates in Kansas depend on location within the state.

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Optimum sowing dates and seeding rates for wheat in Kansas

Planting wheat in the optimum planting date window and using the recommended seeding rates are two best management practices that help achieve the maximum yield potential.

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Be patient as spring planting approaches: Soil temperature and moisture update

Selection of the optimal planting date is one of the most important decisions for farmers. When deciding to fire up the planter, producers should consider soil temperatures rather than just calendar dates. Planting too early can cause problems as the season progresses.

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K-State recommendations for soybean planting dates and maturity group

Soybeans can be planted over a wide range of dates with adequate soil moisture conditions, although germination and emergence could be reduced and/or delayed in when soil temperature is less than 60F. Recommended maturity groups vary by region in Kansas.

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Planting wheat too early can lead to several problems

Early sowing of wheat can lead to several problems, from increased chances of insect- or mite-transmitted viral diseases to decreased emergence. Growers should consider planting around the optimum window if possible.

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Planting wheat too early can lead to several problems

Early sowing of wheat can lead to several problems, from increased chances of insect- or mite-transmitted viral diseases to decreased emergence due to high temperatures and its consequences on wheat germination of particular varieties and reduced coleoptile length.

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Soil temperature, forecast, and seed quality are critical for cotton stand establishment

When is the optimum time to plant cotton? Cotton can overcome many stresses and produce profitable lint yields when the crop gets off to a good, uniform start. The recommended window for cotton planting is relatively narrow compared to that for other summer crops grown in Kansas. It is best to monitor soil conditions rather than the calendar.

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Wheat planting: Be cautious of planting too early

Early sowing of wheat can lead to several problems. Ideally, growers should consider planting around the optimum window. However, if planting early due to moisture availability or a dual-purpose system, growers should consider selecting wheat varieties with tolerance to the major yield-reducing factors in their respective regions. Learn more in this article.

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Soybean planting date and maturity group selection

This article presents tips for selecting the best planting date and maturity group for soybeans in Kansas. Key practices must not be overlooked to maximize yield. The planting date is one of the primary management practices under the farmer's control that can highly influence soybean yields.

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