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Recommendations for fall planting of alfalfa

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Palmer amaranth resistance to 2,4-D and dicamba confirmed in Kansas

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Corn planting progress for Kansas and other Corn Belt states

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Wheat planting conditions: Late-September 2019

What are the current soil conditions across the wheat-growing regions of KS? What is the short-term weather outlook? Find out more here.

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Sorghum management considerations: Planting practices

The most critical planting practices affecting yields in sorghum are: row spacing, row arrangement, seeding rate/plant population, planting date, and hybrid maturity. Read more about the best sorghum planting practices from Cropping Specialist Ignacio Ciampitti.

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Winter canola planting considerations

The planting window for winter canola in Kansas arrives by early September. Learn about key points to ensure that plant development is optimized for surviving the extremes of the Kansas climate.

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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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Wheat planting - Tips for good stand establishment

There are several steps that wheat producers can take to help improve their chances of achieving good wheat stands. Read more in this article from wheat specialist, Dr. Romulo Lollato.

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Seed drill calibration to improve wheat seed distribution

Proper drill calibration can increase the chances of success of the wheat crop. Learn how to calibrate your seed drill using the stationary method in this article.

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Sorghum management considerations: Planting practices

The most critical planting practices affecting yields in grain sorghum are: row spacing, row arrangement, seeding rate/plant population, planting date, and hybrid maturity. Learn which planting practices are best suited for your location and cropping system.

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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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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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Wheat planting conditions in Kansas: Early October 2021

Much needed rainfall was received for many areas of Kansas in the last week. However, some regions are still very dry. This article discussed the soil moisture status for the state, the upcoming precipitation forecast, and recommendations for producers that still have wheat to plant.

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Sorghum management considerations: Planting practices

There can be considerable environmental variation across the state during the growing season of grain sorghum, with a high probability of drought after flowering when moving toward the west. Tailoring the right management strategy to every site is critical to increase productivity and reduce the impact of abiotic stressors. The most critical planting practices affecting yields in sorghum are: row spacing, row arrangement, seeding rate/plant population, planting date, and hybrid maturity.

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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. Wheat producers have limited options for planting: "dust in" the wheat, plant deeper, or wait for rain. Read more about these options in this article.

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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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Spring planting is approaching: Soil temperature and moisture status

Planting date is one of the most critical factors to decide for row crops. Rather than just calendar dates, farmers should consider basing this decision based on soil temperature and moisture. Every summer row crop has an optimal soil temperature for its emergence. A late freeze can also affect any early planted fields.

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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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Sorghum management considerations: Planting practices

There can be considerable environmental variation across Kansas during the growing season for grain sorghum. The most critical planting practices affecting sorghum yield are row spacing, row arrangement, seeding rate/plant population, planting date, and hybrid maturity. Tailoring the right management strategy to your location is critical.

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Winter canola planting considerations

Winter canola varieties exist today that make production possible across much of Kansas. When a winter-hardy variety is planted at the right time in good soil moisture and temperature conditions, plant development is optimized, and the crop will have the best chance at overwintering. Learn more in this article.

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Update - Soil temperature and moisture status in Kansas

After a cooling trend during the last week of March, air temperatures across Kansas seem to be back to normal again. The forecast calls for at or above normal temperatures into April. Planting decisions should consider the current soil temperatures and the short-term forecast rather than calendar dates.

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Optimal corn seeding rate recommendations

The optimal corn seeding rate is a management variable that depends on the hybrid and the interaction with the environment. Although specific hybrids can respond differently, the following guidelines presented in this article may help producers decide if their selected corn seeding rates need to be adjusted.

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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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Adjusting seeding rates for soybeans

Seed cost is a critical economic factor, and selecting the proper seeding rate is a key management practice. This article reviews key factors in determining optimal soybean seeding rates. There is also information using a free web-based simulator designed to assist farmers in implementing variable seeding rates.

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