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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 temperature update for Kansas - April 10, 2020

As air temperatures keep fluctuating, so the soil temperatures. Producers need to closely monitor current soil temps and the upcoming weather forecasts to avoid any potential seedling injury to corn this spring.

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Cold soils can lead to chilling injury for newly planted corn

Cold temperatures can result in injury to the germinating corn seed as it absorbs moisture - a problem called imbibitional chilling injury. Damage can occur when soil temperatures are at or below 50 F.

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How do soil temperatures for 2020 compare to historical averages for Kansas?

This article discusses soil temperature climatology (30-year average) and how 2020 compares to the climate normal for Kansas. Climate "normals" provide a valuable historical perspective to help us understand current weather.

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UPDATE - Soil temperature and cold injury for corn

As a cool front impacts Kansas in early May, keep an eye soil temperatures with respect to planting corn and soybeans. Chilling injury can occur if soil temperatures drop too low.

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Soil temperature and forecast are critical for successful cotton stand establishment

Cotton has a great ability to overcome many stresses and produce profitable lint yields when the crop gets off to a good, uniform start. When is the best time to plant cotton in Kansas? Read more in this article!

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Soil temperatures continue a roller coaster pattern in early May

Soil temperatures continue to take a roller coaster ride heading into mid-May. Extension Agronomy has been continually monitoring both soil and air temperatures this spring. Read this latest update here.

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Soil temperature impacts on western corn rootworm eggs

The recent Arctic-like weather raises some questions about insect pressure for the upcoming growing season, particularly for the western corn rootworm. Will this severe cold snap kill eggs that are currently lying dormant in the field?

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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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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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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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Soil temperature update and cold injury concerns for corn

Cold temperatures can result in injury to the germinating seed as it is absorbing moisture a problem called imbibitional chilling injury. Damage to germinating seeds can occur when soil temperatures remain at or below 50 degrees F after planting.

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Soil temperature and forecast are critical for successful cotton stand establishment

Cotton producers in Kansas are nearing planting time. However, it's best to look at soil temperatures at the planting depth and the upcoming forecast rather than the calendar date. Seed germination and early growth is highly dependent on adequate soil temperatures and moisture.

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Considerations for fall applications of anhydrous ammonia

For fall applications of anhydrous ammonia, there are a number of factors that must be considered, including soil texture, temperature, and soil moisture. Consider the following guidelines discussed in this article before taking to the field.

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Considerations for fall applications of anhydrous ammonia

For fall applications of anhydrous ammonia there are a number of factors to consider including soil temperature, soil texture, and soil moisture. This time of year, it is important to not apply anhydrous while soil temperatures are above a certain threshold. Learn more in this article.

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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 temperatures across Kansas: Current and historical averages

We are now two weeks into meteorological spring. Warmer air temperatures are fast approaching, and those will lead to warming soil temperatures. One important benchmark for spring planting is the arrival of soil temperatures that reach and consistently stay above 50F. Is Kasnas ahead or behind normal so far this spring?

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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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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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Considerations for fall applications of anhydrous ammonia

Soils across Kansas are still running above 50F at the 4-inch depth. It is best to delay anhydrous ammonia applications until soil temperatures drop below this threshold. By delaying application until cold weather, over-winter losses of the applied nitrogen can be minimized. Fall applications should be avoided on sandy soils prone to leaching.

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

When cotton gets off to a good, uniform start, the crop can overcome many stresses and produce profitable lint yields. When is the best time to plant cotton in Kansas? This article discusses the importance of soil temperature at planting, the forecasted weather, and seed quality when trying to achieve good establishment.

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