In areas where soybean planting has been delayed or in double crop systems, producers should consider a few key management practices. Planting soybeans in the right soil conditions is essential for establishing an adequate canopy and improving chances to increase yield potential.
Sericea lespedeza is a major invasive species of concern on rangeland, pasture, and some CRP acres in Kansas. June is a good time for control of sericea lespedeza using herbicides. At this time, sericea lespedeza is in a vegetative growth stage and is rapidly growing.
There are several things to consider when thinking about double cropping after wheat harvest. The most common crop options are soybeans, sorghum, and sunflower. Others include summer annual forages and cover crops. Read more about this cropping system in this article.
As we look toward harvest in Kansas, this article provides some reminders about diseases that may affect either grain quality or the viability of grain that is destined to be saved for seed. There are some strategies for mitigating losses on heavily infested fields.
By the end of May, 97 percent of Kansas was drought-free. Severe weather tried to make up for a slow start with 34 reports of tornadoes and 159 hail events. Get the full Ag-Climate Update for May in Kansas by following the link in this article.