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A storm is brewing...spring fieldwork troubles

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Wet soils and N loss: How much of the applied nitrogen has undergone nitrification?

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Soil temperature and moisture update in Kansas - March 20, 2020

Spring is here but is it time to get seed in the ground for the 2020 growing season? Selection of the optimal planting date is a critical decision. What factors should be considered? Read more here in this article from Cropping Production specialist, Dr. Ciampitti.

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Soil temperature and moisture update in Kansas - April 2, 2020

Selection of the optimal planting date is an important decision faced by all farmers. Rather than looking at the calendar, farmers should monitor soil temperature and moisture. Read the latest update from K-State Extension Agronomy.

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Soil versus air temperatures: Understanding the relationship

During the bitterly cold period in mid-February, air temperatures dropped as low as -30 F in some locations. Soil temperatures, however, did not get near that cold. Several interacting factors control soil temperature flux. Learn some basic principles about soil temperature changes in this article.

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Soil temperature and moisture update in Kansas - April 1, 2021

Soil temperatures across Kansas are warming up as the month of April begins. Be sure to monitor soil temperatures in your area to ensure the best seed germination and stand establishment for your spring-planted row crops.

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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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Learn how to examine soil for signs of compaction

Every year, questions arise about soil compaction. Compaction can reduce plant growth, reduce root penetration, restrict water and air movement in the soil, result in nutrient stresses, and cause slow seedling emergence. Now is a good time to check soils for signs of compaction.

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2022 soil moisture and temperature outlook of spring planting in Kansas

Soil temperatures across Kansas are warming up as the month of April begins. Dry conditions continue to persist across western Kansas. Be sure to monitor soil temperatures and soil moisture in your area and adjust yield target expectations and inputs to ensure the best stand establishment and season long success for your spring-planted row crops.

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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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Spring planting update - Soil temperature and moisture

Planting date is one of the most critical factors to decide on for row crops such as corn and soybean. Rather than just calendar dates, please consider basing this decision on soil temperature and moisture. Optimal soil temperatures for the emergence of row crops indicate a minimum of 50 degrees F for appropriate corn germination and early growth.

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Update on soil conditions and growing degree days this spring

The first half of April means that planters in some areas of Kansas have started rolling out. This article looks at soil temperatures, soil moisture, and growing degree day accumulation for the year. The upcoming forecast for Kansas is also presented.

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Spring planting in Kansas: Soil temperature and moisture status

The planting date is one of the most critical factors for row crops. Farmers should consider basing this decision on soil temperature and moisture rather than just calendar dates. This article gives the current status of soil temperature and moisture across the state to aid producers in deciding when to plant corn and soybeans.

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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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