Wheat varieties with long coleoptiles are more likely to emerge when planted deep enough to reach soil moisture from past rainfall. To help guide variety selection for deep sowing, a new publication provides growers with an estimate of average coleoptile length of different winter wheat varieties common to Kansas and the Great Plains.
Eastern redcedar is the only evergreen tree native to Kansas and is a major component of an alarming wave of woody plant expansion in grasslands. During drought years, rangeland grasses may go dormant but cedar trees often stay green and continue using water. Controlling the growth of cedars in pastures is important, especially during a summer drought like we saw in 2022.
The 2023 Chemical Weed Control Guide from K-State Research and Extension is here! This publication provides suggestions for chemical weed control in several major crops. Herbicides, when properly used, are one component of an effective weed management program. Check out this popular resource as we get ready for a new growing season!
Mark your calendars for the 20th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference on Jan. 17-18 in Oberlin, KS! Cover Your Acres is a producer-driven meeting focused on new ideas and research-based updates in crop production in northwest Kansas and the Central High Plains region. Earlybird registration and pricing ends on Jan. 10. Get registered today!