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Kansas: Agronomy Field Day, Manhattan, Nov. 3

Kansas: Agronomy Field Day, Manhattan, Nov. 3

👤By Kathy Gehl, Kansas State University 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Advances in cover crop research will be featured at Kansas State University’s 2017 Agronomy Field Day on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Ashland Bottoms Research Farm, 2801 W. 40th Ave. in Manhattan. Topics will focus on understanding the role cover

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Kansas Wheat: What Are the Risks of Planting Early?

Kansas Wheat: What Are the Risks of Planting Early?

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University Crop Production Agent 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Producers are in the field, or soon will be, planting their 2018 wheat crop. It is always interesting to watch when wheat planting begins in north central Kansas. Because of our dry conditions, producers may be a little hesitate to

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Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slide

Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slide

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income. The downward trend is likely to continue through

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Kansas: Tyson Poultry Expansion Gets Push Back from Rural Community – DTN

Kansas: Tyson Poultry Expansion Gets Push Back from Rural Community – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Rolling hills dotted with cattle paint the horizon to the north and south of I70 just west of Kansas City, Kansas. It’s the place rancher Kirk Sours calls home. Tailgate Ranch Co.’s 2,000 acres sit atop some of the best-quality

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Kansas Weather: Aug. Temperatures Were Unseasonably Cool

Kansas Weather: Aug. Temperatures Were Unseasonably Cool

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 18, 2017

No, it wasn’t your imagination. Temperatures across Kansas in August averaged 4.4 degrees cooler than normal, according to the Kansas Weather Data Library. The statewide average temperature was 72.7 degrees F and all parts of the state were in the

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Kansas Corn: Watch for Signs of Aflatoxin in Drought-Stressed Crops

Kansas Corn: Watch for Signs of Aflatoxin in Drought-Stressed Crops

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 12, 2017

When it comes to the weather in Kansas this year, the state is again one of the haves and the have-nots. Parts of Kansas have had more-than-normal precipitation while others, mostly in the central part of the state, are in

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AgriMAXX Wheat Expands Seed Offerings Into Central Plains

AgriMAXX Wheat Expands Seed Offerings Into Central Plains

👤From a press release 🕔Sep 10, 2017

AgriMAXX, an independent Illinois-based seed company offering soft wheat varieties in the eastern U.S., is expanding into Kansas this year with a hard red winter wheat selection. “This fall, we are very pleased to be offering Kansas growers AM Eastwood,

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Kansas: Extension Field Day, Columbus, Sept. 14

Kansas: Extension Field Day, Columbus, Sept. 14

👤From Kansas State University Extension 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Every year is full of challenges for farmers, but this year has presented a few situations that were atypical. Dry weather during March allowed for much of the corn to be planted early but then the weather turned wet through

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Kansas: Wheat Streak Mosaic Caused $76 Mln in Damage in 2017; Start Control for 2018 Now

Kansas: Wheat Streak Mosaic Caused $76 Mln in Damage in 2017; Start Control for 2018 Now

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Kansas State University officials are joining in on a group effort to help Kansas farmers stop the spread of a destructive wheat disease that took a strong foothold in the state’s fields this year. In early August, the Kansas Wheat

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Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress

Kansas Sorghum: 30-Year Study Indicates Need to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Kansas State University scientists have studied 30 years of sorghum production in Kansas and have concluded that the crop needs to exploit greater genetic diversity to handle heat stress should average temperatures rise in the future. “In terms of leveraging

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