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Cheyenne County
212 E Washington
PO Box 667
St. Francis, KS  67756-0667
785-332-3171
785-332-3199 Fax
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Sherman County
813 Broadway Room 301
Goodland, KS 67735-0002
785-890-4880
785-890-4879 Fax
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Wallace County
118 N Gardner   
PO Box 189
Sharon Springs, KS 67758
785-852-4285
785-852-4284 Fax
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Agronomy

Check out the Upcoming Events and Register here!
Presentations from Winter Meetings

 

 

Does your wheat stubble height have an affect on next year's corn and sorghum yields?

Click here to read the study!

 

K-State Army Cutworm publication

Additional information in Wheat Insects

 

 Virtual Wheat Field Day

Listen to the virtual wheat field day here!

 

Directions to the plots:

Cheyenne County: From Wheeler, go 4 miles south on Highway 27 to Road J.

Plot is ¼ mile west

Cooperators: Sunny Crest Farms

 

Sherman County: From Goodland, go 10 miles north on Highway 27 to

Road 73. Plot is located north of the tree line.

Cooperators: F & J Farms

 

Wallace County: From Sharon Springs, go 9 miles south on Highway 27 to

Field Road. Go east 3 ½ miles. Plot is just west of farmstead

on south side of road.

Cooperators: Mai Farms

 

Wallace County: From Weskan, go 3 miles west on Highway 40 to Road 3.

Go south 5 mi to Gooseberry Rd. Continue south 2/3 mi and

plot is located on west side

Cooperators: E & H Farms


 

Freeze Injury Resources

K-State Spring Freeze Injury in Wheat publication

Video on what Jeanne looks for on freeze injury (YouTube)

K-State Agronomy eUpdate Articles on Freeze Injury

Preliminary Assessment of Freeze Injury from Across the State

Options and Crop Insurance

Herbicide Recropping Restrictions

 

Estimating Wheat Yields

 

Series of Ag Economics webinars on the Economics of Agriculture During the COVID-19

Watch Past Webinars:

Further Updates on the Macroeconomy

Grain Markets, Planting Intentions and Crop Cost of Production

Beef Cattle Sector

A Discussion of the Agriculture Provision of the CARES Act

Impacts on Land Values

 

Wondering about Army Cutworms in Wheat?

K-State Publication on the life cycle and economic thresholds

YouTube video from Jeanne

Army Cutworm picture

 

#WeedsWeek

 

Click on the picture below to read more about kochia.

baby kochia

Palmer amaranth with Multiple Resistance

Manhattan Palmer amaranth population with resistance to auxin herbicides 2,4-D and dicamba (Research by Dallas Peterson)

Barton County Palmer amaranth population with resistance to 2,4-D (Research by Vipan Kumar)

 

Alternative Crops:

Spring Oats

 in the Small Grain Cereals for Forage K-State publication

 

Spring Wheat Production Information

 From Alternative Crops presentation in the Cover Your Acres Proceedings Booklet

page 7 of the PDF

 

Industrial Hemp

Collection of Resources from Research at Universities

 

Field Peas

Using field peas as a fallow alternative

Pea Performance Test Results

2019 Results coming soon!

 

Dry Beans

Collection of Resources on Dry Beans, including resources from Colorado State University and University of Nebraska

 

Get your electronic 2020 K-State Chemical Weed Control Guide

Books are now available in Extension Office

 

A crop disease recap for 2019

Read it here.

 

Read the latest discussion about the winter weather outlook

from the Climate Protection Center here!

 

With the wind comes the chance for erosion. Be prepared!

Read more about emergency wind erosion control here!

 

Do you know about Kansas Ag Mediation Services (KAMS)?

Click here to read about all of the different services you can take advantage of!

 

Harvesting Lodged Corn

Jeanne's article on strategies for harvesting the lodged corn in our area

Tips for Harvesting Lodged Corn from Ohio State University Extension

Harvesting Lodged Corn from Iowa State Univeristy

 

Wondering How Freeze Damage Might Affect the Corn and Sorghum?

Click here to read Fall Freeze Damage in Summer Grain Crops!

 

2019 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings

 

Your Guide to the 2018 Farm Bill Meeting

Click here for the slides from Jeanne's presentation, NWKS ARC vs PLC.

Proceedings from the 2018 Farm Bill Meeting

2018 Farm Bill Presentation (Sherman County Only)

 

Kansas Land Values 2018

Click here to read the booklet.

 

Did you get hail with the storms?

Check out these hail publications discussing potential yield loss

 

Wheat Plot Results are in!

Click here to see how they did.

 

Tissue Sampling

Click here to read more about it!

 

Western Bean Cutworm is a pest in corn that we need to keep an eye on!

Listen to Jeanne's radio report on Western Bean Cutworm

Handy Bt Trait Table

Western Bean Cutworm Central (General information)

Latest Western Bean Cutworm Information

 

Wheat Stubble Height on Subsequent Corn and

Grain Sorghum Crops research report from Tribune

 

Video: Wondering about the effects of rain on wheat test weight?

- and - Learn about protein content in wheat!

 

hail damage

Are you wondering about the stage of growth for your corn?

Click on the chart for a printable version!

 

 corn chart

 

 Wondering about your local land values?

Check out these resources!

Webinar

County-Level Land Value Publication

 

Keep up to date with the latest news on Leaf and Stripe Rust in Wheat

Click here for the updates!

 

How much fertilizer can safely be placed with seed?

Click here to read more about it!

 

Need some information on how a freeze might still impact your wheat?

Click here to read more!

spring freeze injury

 

Learn about nitrogen rates for wheat on page 4 of this publication.

 

Soil Temperatures at 2" Charts

 

Spring Fieldwork Troubles on the Horizon

 

 Palmer amaranth resistance to 2,4-D and dicamba confirmed in Kansas

Click here to read about it!

dicamba

 

 

Field Research on Preemergence Treatments for Kochia Control 

kochia

 

K-State Sulfur Publication: Sulfur in Kansas - Plant, Soil and Fertilizer Considerations

 

Alternative Cropping Systems Limited Irrigation Research Report

Researching rotations: Continuous corn, continuous sorghum, corn-sorghum, corn-wheat with 10 inches/year at K-State Research Station in Tribune, KS

 

Presentations

For presentations from winter meetings, click here!

 

Do you need dicamba training?

K-State is not offering training this winter, but you can get training here:

BASF Training Opportunities

Monsanto Training Opportunities

 

Industrial Hemp Resources

List of resources for industrial hemp production and licensing

 

The Handy BT Trait Table

Which BT Traits Do You Need to Buy?

 

Stalk Rots of Corn and Sorghum

Click here to read more!

 

Kochia accessions with cross-resistance to dicamba and

fluroxypyr identified in western Kansas

Click here to read the article!


Fall Freeze Damage in Summer Grain Crops

Click here for the article!

 

Harvesting Grain from Freeze-damaged Sorghum

Click here to read more!

 

Corn Grain Dry Down in Field From Maturity to Harvest

Click here to read the article.

 

Grain Sorghum and Early Freeze

Click here to read more!

 

Could nematodes be in your field?

Click here for more information!

 

Need more info on redrilling wheat?

Click here

 

Coleoptile Length Chart

Check out the updated version here.

 

Wheat Streak Mosaic

Click here to read more information!

 

Starter Fertilizers for Wheat

Click here to read more about them!

 

Wheat Streak Mosaic can be economically devastating.

Click here to read more about it.

 

Nitrate Toxicity

Click here for more information!

 

Hail....did you get some?

Check out the Hail Damage resource page!

 

Are weeds taking over your wheat stubble?

Click here to read about the importance of weed control post-harvest!

 

Wheat plot results are in!

Click here to see them all!

 

It's time to start scouting for Western Bean Cutworms in corn!

Click here for more information!

 

Goss's Bacterial Wilt and Leaf Blight of Corn

Click here to read about it!

 

Did you get hail?

Click here to evaluate hail damage to corn!

 

Here's a quick reference for estimating your wheat yields!

Click here to read more information.

 

Alternative Cropping Systems with Limited Irrigation

Click here for more information!

 

Click on the picture to read the article!

occassional tillage

Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services is here to assist you with your agricultural questions.

We have been providing Kansas producers with legal, financial and mediation services for over 25 years.

Click on the picture for more information.

KAMS

 

What you need to know about kochia control!

Click the graph for more information!

 

Do you have questions about wheat coleoptile lengths?

Click here for more information!

 

Are you seeing this in your fields?

Click on the picture for more information!

 wsm

 

Tissue sampling your corn?

Guidelines for tissue testing and chart with 'normal' levels

Check out the video with information on sampling corn

 

K-State Mesonet for calculating growing degree days for your area

http://mesonet.k-state.edu/agriculture/degreedays/

 

Tillage Intensity Study in Long-Term Wheat-Sorghum-Fallow Rotations


Does it pay to test your soil?
soil test chart