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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)
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 (More)
August Weather Update
The preliminary data shows that August tied for the 7th coolest on record. The statewide average temperature was 72.7 of, which was matched in August of 2004. All divisions were cooler than normal with departures ranging from -3.6 oF in the Northwest (More)
Control of Woody Plants on Range Land
Late summer and fall can be an excellent time to treat unwanted stands of woody plants. Scattered stands of individual trees should either be treated individually using the basal bark method (for labeled plants less than 4-6 inches in diameter) or th (More)
On the Lookout for Corn, Milo and Soybean Insect Damage
I helped with the Harvey County tillage survey this week and saw evidence of insect damage across the county. Be on the lookout for corn earworms (often called sorghum headworms/soybean podworms etc., depending upon the crop infested) are causing si (More)
Fall Alfalfa Planting
Alfalfa is often considered as the “Queen of Forages” because it produces high yields that are highly digestible and high in protein. Alfalfa is a very important leguminous crop for dairy and other livestock industry in Kansas. Late summer and early (More)
Terraces Evaluations
Coming into spring is a good time to evaluate and perform maintenance on terraces if fields are in wheat stubble, especially since it has been dry lately this year. In Kansas, over 9 million acres of land is protected by more than 290,000 miles of te (More)
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