Area growers hit high yields in Nat’l Corn Contest
Area farmers took state titles in the National Corn Growers Association 2013 National Corn Yield Contest.
William Cadle of Independence topped the Kansas Non-Irrigated division with a yield of 222.7877 bushels per acre. Cadle’s winning yield was with Pioneer 33R93.
U.S. soybean exports to China soar
U.S soybean exports to China are taking off for the 2013-2014 market year. As of December 10, China had purchased 26 million metric tons of U.S. soy, primarily for use in China’s growing edible oil and feed market.
Keeping nitrates on the field
Keeping nitrogen fertilizer on farm fields, to support optimum crop growth, and out of streams and rivers is no simple formula. It’s complex.
Cleaning, maintenance extends machinery life
Farm machinery care, such as proper cleaning, maintenance and storage not only increases equipment reliability and performance, it can also improve resale value.
Alfalfa economic returns study results
In a perfect world, alfalfa might be considered the perfect crop. It’s packed with nutrients, is highly digestible, can use precipitation efficiently because it roots deeply into western Kansas soils, and produces high economic returns.
Animal ag soybean demand growing
U.S. animal agriculture’s consumption of U.S. soybean meal increased by 1 million tons, or the meal from 42 million bushels of soybeans, in the 2011/12 marketing year, according to a soy-checkoff-funded report.
Not all fertilizer bands play the same song
The often used expression, “Same song, different verse,” refers to something that is practically the same as something else.
Fertilizing pastures: Toxic vs. nontoxic fescue
According to Jill Scheidt, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, when fertilizing pastures, it is important to only make replacement applications.
Old World Bluestem control meeting slated
Native grasslands are being invaded by yet another menace.
Surprising many beef producers, Old World Bluestem is reducing stocking capacity in pasturelands.
Good time to control rosette weeds
Fall is one of the best times to control rosette-forming weeds and other winter annuals, says Sarah Kenyon, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.
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