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  • Local experts help growers become more seed savvy

    Choosing the right seed for a field is the first critical step toward an abundant harvest. However, seed selection today is much more complex and includes many more factors than it did a decade ago.

    October 29, 2013

  • Fall weed management

    Weeds that form a rosette typically germinate in the fall or early spring. Plants that form a rosette include: Thistles, dandelion, Queen Anne's lace, chicory, spotted knapweed, red sorrel, poison hemlock, and others.

    October 29, 2013

  • Grain bin safety costs little, saves a lot

    It costs less than $500 to make it safer to enter farm grain bins, says a University of Missouri Extension rural safety and health specialist.

    October 29, 2013

  • NCGA’s yield contest deadline is Nov. 22

    With the harvest well underway, the National Corn Growers Association reminds entrants that online harvest forms for the 2013 National Corn Yield Contest are available. While the harvest information form deadline may seem distant, entrants are asked to report within seven days of their final yield check or by Nov. 22, whichever comes first.

    October 22, 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. 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

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