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Sugarcane Aphid Resistance Sorghum Hybrids
  A number of sorghum hybrids have now been identified which express variable, but quite significant, levels of resistance to sugarcane aphids (SCA). Table 1. Hybrids with resistance to sugarcane aphid. Alta - AG1201; AG1301; AG1203 (More)
Post-Harvest Dirt Work
After harvest, many producers might head to the field for deep tillage such as ripping, or to make earthwork repairs around the farm. A few days before you want to start these activities, it’s worth a call to 811 for your safety and to prevent expens (More)
Winter Cattle Water
With winter weather slowly approaching we should not forget to make sure all of your cattle have excess to fresh drinking water. Even though with these cold temperatures it might not seem like they need to drink as much water as normal it is vitally (More)
Livestock Wind Blocks
Providing animals with ways to get out of the wind during cold temperatures during the winter will cut down not only your feed cost but will help minimize weight loss and decreasing milk production. Building wind rows is a very good way to do this an (More)
Fall Pasture and Hay Field Soil Test
 Soil testing can be done in either spring or fall on hay fields and pasture. Given a choice, fall would be the preferred time because it allows more time for any needed lime applications to have an effect before the main growing season begins, and i (More)
Fall Volunteer Wheat
 In Harvey County, recent rains have stimulated yet another flush of volunteer wheat. Volunteer wheat is known to be an important reservoir for wheat streak mosaic and wheat curl mites that spread this disease. Many growers are asking if this newly e (More)
Factors that Influence Hessian Fly Fall Infestations
Which wheat fields are most likely to be infested with Hessian fly in the fall? It depends on residue management, variety, planting date, the presence of nearby volunteer wheat, the use of insecticide seed treatments, and crop rotation. Residue mana (More)
Communication is Key for Good Landowner-Tenant Relationships
Good tenant-landowner relationships are always based on good communication just like every good relationship. Often when a land owner requests terminating a lease, he says poor communication is the leading factor. Here are some examples of a few ques (More)
Fall Bindweed Control
Field bindweed is a deep-rooted perennial weed that severely reduces crop yields and land value. This noxious weed infests just under 2 million acres, and is found in every county in Kansas.  Bindweed is notoriously hard to control, especially with a (More)
Controlling Marestail in Soybean Stubble
The most effective marestail control program should start with fall treatments, especially in fields with a history of marestail problems or (More)
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