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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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Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: Research Indicates the Importance of Early Season Control

Herbicide-Resistant Kochia: Research Indicates the Importance of Early Season Control

👤From Cambridge University Press 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Researchers writing in the latest edition of the journal Weed Science are providing new insights into the control of herbicide-resistant kochia, a weed that competes with both dryland and irrigated crops across the Great Plains states.

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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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Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

Corn: Ear and Stalk Diseases Showing Up in Fields Marked by Stress – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Harvest is nearing, but the scouting season is far from over. As the crop dries down, ear and stalk rots are starting to surface in cornfields across the country, plant pathologists warn. “Whenever we have a stressful growing season, then

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AgFax Southwest Cotton: Weed Control Success; More on Harvey; Heat Units Still Needed

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Weed Control Success; More on Harvey; Heat Units Still Needed

🕔Sep 13, 2017

We have more reports about Harvey damage from Gaylon Morgan and Josh McGinty. Additionally, scroll down to read recent crop insurance information from Plains Cotton Growers representatives. Weed control is reportedly looking good. Chuck Wilbur said it sure is nice NOT to be faced

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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: Tyson Foods Will Build $320Mln Poultry Plant in Tonganoxie – DTN

Kansas: Tyson Foods Will Build $320Mln Poultry Plant in Tonganoxie – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Sep 8, 2017

Poultry farmers in the Midwest scored another victory on Tuesday with Tyson Foods’ announcement it plans to build a $320 million poultry complex in Tonganoxie, Kansas, in the northeast part of the state.   In addition to creating 1,600 jobs,

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