Much needed rainfall was received for many areas of Kansas in the last week. However, some regions are still very dry. This article discussed the soil moisture status for the state, the upcoming precipitation forecast, and recommendations for producers that still have wheat to plant.
In last week's eUpdate, nitrate and prussic acid poisoning was discussed when feeding cattle certain types of forages. In this follow-up article, we share information on the different tests available and how to collect a representative sample.
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Marestail or "horseweed" is a challenging weed to manage in no-till or minimum till systems. Fall-emerged marestail can be difficult to control if allowed to grow until planting in the following spring. Different control options are available for use in the fall while plants are still small.
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With row crop harvest well underway, it is time to start planning fall herbicide applications. Herbicide applications in late October through November can improve control of difficult winter annual weeds.
Now is the time to be testing fields for soybean cyst nematode. The K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab is now offering FREE soybean cyst nematode testing for Kansas producers. Proper sample collection and shipment is key. Learn more in this article.
A collaborative research project is underway with weed scientists from Kansas State, University of Nebraska, and University of Wisconsin. As part of this effort, they have created a survey for growers, consultants, and extension personnel. Learn how to participate in this effort in this article.
Nominate a deserving Kansas producer or landowner who has made outstanding progress in practicing conservation for the 2021 Kansas Bankers Association Conservation Awards Program. In 2020, 197 Kansas producers and landowners were recognized through this program.