Grain sorghum maturity is significantly ahead of last year and close to the 5-year average. What effect did the early September cold snap have on crop development? Will the remaining sorghum reach maturity before the first freeze? Read more here from K-State Agronomy.
The sharp drop in temperatures across Kansas observed in this past week could have different consequences to the wheat crop. Parts of Kansas saw temps fall as low as 0 degrees F. Which fields were the most vulnerable?
A blast of arctic air will settle on Kansas in early February. These bitter cold temperatures can result in negative impacts on cattle, especially calves. Monitor conditions using the Cattle Comfort Tool from the Kansas Mesonet.
The extremely cold temperatures observed in Kansas in mid-February have the potential to cause winterkill to the winter wheat crop. Several factors come into play when talking about potential winterkill. Read more here from K-State wheat specialist Romulo Lollato.
Winter survival of canola in Kansas is a complicated issue. Stand losses can be caused by one or more abiotic and biotic factors. Learn more about those factors and how to assess your winter canola stand in this article from K-State canola breeder Mike Stamm and farming systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti.
The first fall freeze for 2021 occurred today, October 14, in portions of northwest Kansas. The Freeze Monitor Tool from the Kansas Mesonet is back and available for free. New tracking features have been added for this fall. Check out this useful resource available online.
If you are already countin the days until warmer weather, this article is worth your read! A hopeful sign for spring is when the normal low temperatures start to rise. This article takes a closer look at when normal low temperatures begin increasing at several locations across Kansas.
On average, January is the coldest month of the year in Kansas, and December is the second coldest. Temperatures begin to warm in February. However, some of the all-time coldest temperatures in Kansas have happened in the month of February. This article dives into the weather archives from over a century ago.
After a cold March, April started out warm in Kansas. This report discusses the likelihood of varying thresholds of freezing temperatures in Kansas after April 1. The impact of low temperatures on newly emerged crops will vary depending on how low the temperature drops, the duration of the low temperatures, and other factors.