Last week, we discussed the importance of soil testing ahead of wheat planting. This article addresses the correlation between profile nitrate and wheat yield.
Soybeans, particularly high-yielding varieties, remove significant amounts of available soil nutrients per bushel of grain harvested. As the crop matures, adequate amounts are needed in each growth stage. Learn which nutrients are the most critical to soybean production in Kansas.
Wheat producers in Kansas should consider soil testing to help in making accurate fertilizer decisions. Accurate decisions are especially important during years with low grain prices and tight budgets.
Fall is an excellent time to perform soil testing of pastures and hayfields. Testing in the fall allows more time for any needed lime applications before the main growing season and allows flexibility for planning fertilizer applications.
The K-State Department of Agronomy, in collaboration with several Extension districts/counties in central and western Kansas, is hosting four Soil Fertility Management meetings in January.
There's still time to register for one of the KSU Soil Fertility Management meetings taking place on January 11 and 12! Learn about optimizing your fertilizer applications during this time of high fertilizer costs and limited availability.
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.
The planting window for winter canola is around the corner. In this article, we outline the most critical management factors, ranging from seeding rates and planting depth to insect and disease management. Learn how to ensure a good stand heading into winter.
Learn more about optimizing your fertilizers applications by attending one of the Soil Fertility Management meetings in north central and northwest Kansas. These meetings will take place on Jan. 24 and 25 across four locations. Be sure to check out one near you.
Wheat producers may start seeing some wheat fields turn yellow during this time of the year. The pattern may vary from field to field, sometimes as large areas, small patches, or streaks of yellowish wheat in some fields this spring. This article goes into detail about some of the main causes of yellow wheat related to soil fertility.
Wheat is considered a highly responsive crop to band-applied fertilizers, particularly phosphorus. The application of phosphorus as a starter fertilizer can be an effective method for part or all the phosphorus needs. Wheat plants typically show a significant increase in fall tillers and better root development with the use of starter fertilizer.
Knowing the soil nutrients is a requirement to establish an adequate soil fertility program for forages. Fall is a good time to evaluate the soil fertility status for forage production because it allows more time for any needed lime applications to have an effect before the main growing season begins.
With fertilizer being one of the most expensive components of your cropping system, it is increasingly important for producers to manage their agricultural inputs properly. K-State Research and Extension has scheduled four regional soil fertility schools during January 2024. This article has registration details and program information.