Variety selection is one of the most important decisions that a grower can make to ensure success on their farm. The Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2020 publication, from K-State Research and Extension, has now been released for this year. Keep this resource handy when making planting decisions.
In 2019, summer annual forage variety trials were conducted across Kansas near Garden City, Hays, and Scandia. All sites evaluated hay and silage entries. A total of 95 hay varieties, 99 sorghum silage varieties, and 12 corn silage varieties were evaluated. The full report is now available online.
Wheat producers are faced with an increasing number of varieties from which to choose. This article provides a step-by-step guideline, as well as relevant resources, to help producers make a better decision when selecting one or a few varieties to plant in their operation.
An updated cover crop selection tool is available for farmers in Kansas and across the Midwest. This tool can help farmers choose the best cover crop variety for their specific goals and production system.
A new publication is now available that aims to help producers chose wheat varieties that should perform well for various regions, soil types, weather, production systems, insect and disease pressure, maturity, and to meet the needs of millers and bakers. Learn more in this article.
Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2021, from K-State Research and Extension, has now been released for this year. Agronomic characteristics, disease, and pest resistance information is included, as well as profiles that highlight some common or new varieties for Kansas.
Three new publications from K-State Research and Extension have been released that each highlight a winter wheat variety developed in Kansas. These varieties, KS Dallas, KS Western Star, and KS Silverado, were released in 2019 and registered/certified seeds have been available since the fall of 2020.