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.
Producers should pay close attention to the growth stage of their wheat before making spring herbicide applications. Some herbicides must be applied after tillering, several must be applied before jointing, and others can be applied through boot stage.
Since the last measurement on March 11, several wheat varieties have reached first hollow stem. This article details which test varieties have progressed to this growth stage and why it's important.
In recent years, sulfur deficiency in wheat has become common in many areas of Kansas, particularly in no-till wheat. Learn more about this nutrient deficiency and how to manage it in this article from our soil fertility specialist, Dr. Ruiz Diaz.
Chloride is a very mobile nutrient in soils, especially those prone to leaching. Topdressing is a good application method for wheat. Recommendations for this management option are discussed in this article.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 Leopold Conservation Award for Kansas. This award recognizes a land owner and/or family who is a conservation leader in our state. Nominations are due by June 1. Find out more in this article.