Too often producers do not notice mustard weeds in their wheat fields until the mustards start to bloom in the spring. To minimize yield losses, mustards should be controlled by late winter or very early spring, before the stems begin to elongate, or bolt.
In Kansas, over 9 million acres of land is protected by more than 290,000 miles of terraces. The weeks between harvest and when snow flies can be a good time to evaluate and perform maintenance on terraces. Terraces need regular maintenance to function for a long life.
This month's World of Weeds feature is henbit, a winter annual that emerges in the fall or early spring. While not native to Kansas, it is found all throughout the state. Learn more about its identifying features and control options in this article.
The Department of Agronomy and K-State Research and Extension, in partnership with Kansas Corn, are planning to host several Corn Schools in 2022. Please save the date for the location nearest you.