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Syngenta Agrisure Suit – Kansas Jury Awards $217.7Mln to Corn Producers

Syngenta Agrisure Suit – Kansas Jury Awards $217.7Mln to Corn Producers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 23, 2017

A Kansas jury sided with Kansas corn producers in the first of eight certified state class action lawsuits involving corn growers’ claims that Syngenta’s actions with genetically modified corn led to the loss of export sales.  After a half day of deliberation, the jury awarded $217,700,000 in

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Kansas Corn: Twisted, Wrapped Whorls and Trapped, Yellow Leaves

Kansas Corn: Twisted, Wrapped Whorls and Trapped, Yellow Leaves

👤By Ignacio Ciampitti, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Most of the state has had a significant amount of precipitation in recent weeks. This situation, combined with an earlier period of below-normal temperatures, has been causing production issues for corn – some of which have been discussed in previous

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Kansas Soybeans: Postemergence Marestail and Pigweed Control

Kansas Soybeans: Postemergence Marestail and Pigweed Control

👤By Dallas Peterson and Doug Shoup, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Controlling marestail or pigweeds postemergence in soybeans is always easier when the weeds are small – less than 2 inches tall is preferable for good control. Once weeds get taller, they are often considerably more difficult to control. However, conditions

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Kansas Wheat: White Heads – What’s the Cause?

Kansas Wheat: White Heads – What’s the Cause?

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 9, 2017

Well, they say wheat has “nine lives”, it seems like it has used up all of them, but it still seems to be hanging on! I have looked at several fields in north central Kansas and the Post Rock Extension

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Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

Kansas Wheat: Researchers Identify New Gene to Resist Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas fields. Bernd Friebe, a research professor with the Wheat Genetic Resources Center

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Kansas Wildfire: One Small Town Became its Own Task Force – DTN

Kansas Wildfire: One Small Town Became its Own Task Force – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 7, 2017

The town of Ashland, Kansas, lies along what was once a military road from Fort Dodge (now Dodge City, Kansas) to the north and Fort Supply, Oklahoma, in the Indian Territory to the south. The town of 816 people sits

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Kansas: Double Crop Options After Wheat

Kansas: Double Crop Options After Wheat

👤By Ignacio Ciampitti and Doug Shoup, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Double cropping after wheat can be a high-risk venture. The available growing season is relatively short. Heat and/or dry conditions in July and August may cause problems with germination, emergence, seed set, or grain fill. Still, the good soil moisture

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Kansas Wheat: Pre-Harvest Weed Control

Kansas Wheat: Pre-Harvest Weed Control

👤By Dallas Peterson and Curtis Thompson, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Recent hail storms and other problems have affected wheat stands in some areas of Kansas. The resulting thin stands in some areas, along with the abundant rains in May, have caused weeds to start showing up in many wheat fields

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Kansas Corn: Diagnosing Early-Season Growth Problems

Kansas Corn: Diagnosing Early-Season Growth Problems

👤By Doug Jardine, Stu Duncan, and Doug Shoup, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Getting a good stand of corn, with vigorous early-season growth, is the first step in getting good yields. When adverse conditions, such as a hard rain or unusually cool weather, occur after planting and emergence, producers should get out in

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Kansas Net Farm Income Rebounds, but Ag Economy Continues to Slump

Kansas Net Farm Income Rebounds, but Ag Economy Continues to Slump

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔May 24, 2017

Kansas average net farm income rebounded somewhat last year to $43,161 from a dismal stretch the previous year when income fell to $6,744 – the lowest in 30 years. The improvement in 2016 was supported by higher crop yields and

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