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  • Southwest Mo. field crop report

    Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields in southwest Missouri on Oct. 13 to prepare this week’s field scouting report.

    October 22, 2013

  • K-State evaluates fall applications

    Data from K-State research indicates November insecticide applications could reduce alfalfa weevil infestations the following spring.

    October 15, 2013

  • Southwest Mo. field crop report

    Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields in southwest Missouri on Oct. 9 to prepare this week’s field scouting report.

    October 15, 2013

  • USDA estimates record winter wheat crop in Ark.

    Arkansas winter wheat producers who are just weeks away from planting will be going into their next season with an expected record yield from the crop they harvested in June.

    October 8, 2013

  • Acreage questions linger for corn, soybeans

    As the Midwest corn and soybean harvest accelerates, most of the production attention is focused on yield reports. Still, recent  report of planted acreage from the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) leaves some uncertainty about the magnitude of planted and harvested acreage of those crops.

    October 2, 2013

  • DSC_0068.jpg K-State team takes steps in managing wheat disease

    A team of researchers, extension specialists and agents at Kansas State University is working with wheat producers to determine what percent of the aphid populations in Kansas have the potential to transmit yield-robbing barley yellow dwarf (BYD) into Kansas wheat.

    September 25, 2013 1 Photo

  • Kansas wheat planting begins, corn harvest continues

    Kansas farmers have started planting their winter wheat crop at the same time the state's corn harvest has barely begun.

    September 25, 2013

  • Getting ready for winter canola

    The yellow flowering fields in Kansas during the springtime showcase one of the state’s most beautiful crops — canola. The crop is not only pleasing to the eye, but its seeds produce oil that has many human health benefits and meal that is used as a protein supplement for livestock. The oil can also be used for making biodiesel.

    September 17, 2013

  • Better forage conditions in many drought conditions

    I have had the opportunity to travel nearly 4000 miles in the month of August over a good deal of the drought areas of the Southern Plains and western Great Plains. In one trip I traveled across the Texas Panhandle and made a loop covering much of central and eastern New Mexico.

    September 17, 2013

  • KSU students help reduce nitrate levels in Kansas soil

    Kansas State University students are helping protect the environment and reduce public health risks.
    Students across academic disciplines will monitor a two-acre site in Sylvan Grove in north central Kansas after former students cleaned nitrate contamination from soil and groundwater.

    September 5, 2013

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