The 2018-19 wheat harvest was affected by severe Fusarium head blight (head scab) in eastern and central Kansas, which can affect the quality of the seed for the next growing season. Read more about managing low-quality wheat seed.
Wheat producers are faced with an increasing number of varieties from which to choose. Learn more about the different tools and publications to study each variety’s strengths and weaknesses, selecting varieties that best match their needs.
Wheat in the Great Plains is often plagued by complex of viral diseases including wheat streak mosaic virus, High Plains virus, and Triticum mosaic virus. Good control of these starts with controlling volunteer wheat.
Fungicide seed treatments are becoming an important part of wheat production in Kansas. In 2019, Fusarium is an important issue for many seed producers. Learn how seed treatments can help with seed-borne diseases.
Mid-summer is a good time to evaluate and perform maintenance on terraces if fields are in wheat stubble. Read more about terrace repair here.
Wheat planting is just a month or so away in parts of Kansas, so now is the time to get your soil sampling done to have good information on which to base your fertilizer inputs.
Taking 24-inch soil profile-N samples in the fall has been a recommended practice for making an N recommendation for winter wheat for many years.
What is the current status of corn and soybean diseases in Kansas? Find out in this article.
The sugarcane aphid (SCA) has now been reported in four counties in Kansas: Sumner, Reno, Kiowa, and Haskell. Grain sorghum producers in Kansas should begin scouting their fields on a routine basis.
If producers want to test their seed for germination at home, it needs to be done correctly to be of value. Read more about the correct home testing procedure.
The Ag-Climate Update is a joint effort between our climate and extension specialists. Each month the update includes a comprehensive summary.
Now that August is half over, what is the outlook for the fall? Will it be near normal or some extreme? Find out more here.
The 2019 Kansas Performance Tests with Winter Wheat Varieties report is now online.
The 2019 North Central Field is scheduled for August 20 at 6:00 pm at the South Unit experiment field near Scandia.
The East Central Experiment Field in Ottawa will host its fall field day on Wednesday, August 21. Registration begins at 9:00 am.