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.
Winter wheat development is progressing quickly as the soil and air temperatures warm up. Read the latest update from the Wheat Extension team on which varieties have reached first hollow stem in their wheat plots.
During this time of the year, it is normal to see some wheat fields turn yellow. The pattern may vary from field to field, sometimes as large areas, small patches, or streaks of yellowish wheat. What are some of the main causes of yellow wheat in the spring?
The wet weather has resulted in the emergence of volunteer wheat over the last few weeks in some parts of Kansas. Does this flush of volunteer wheat pose a risk for wheat streak mosaic virus to the wheat crop?
This last week in March started out with significant wind across Kansas. While wind is not unusual during the spring months in Kansas, how windy did it get? What will the month of April bring to Kansas? Read more here in this article.
Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is a major problem in soybean fields throughout eastern and central Kansas. It is important to monitor SCN levels regularly to determine if management strategies, such as variety resistance and crop rotation, have been successful.
soil sampling soybean cyst nematode Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab
Get the latest update on insect activity in alfalfa and wheat fields. Alfalfa weevil larvae have been hatching throughout south central and north central Kansas for the last couple of weeks. Army cutworms are again relatively common this year.
Commercial applicator training sessions are planned for the month of April. These will be offered in a virtual format over the Zoom platform. There must be at least 20 registered participants to hold the training so get online to reserve your spot.