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WHEAT HARVEST 2018
Post-Harvest Weed Control in Wheat Stubble
Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble is very important to conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from going to seed and adding to the weed seedbank. Thin wheat and recent rains will likely require early and more intensive weed management efforts this year than in some years. Read more.
Curtis Thompson, Professor and Extension Specialist for Weed Science to Retire after 25 Years at K-State
Curtis R. Thompson, Professor and Extension Specialist for Weed Science and Agronomy Extension State Leader, will conclude his tenure in the Department of Agronomy on July 18, 2018. He has 25 years of professional service to Kansas State University, the College of Agriculture, and Kansas State Research and Extension, with 40 years total in the work force. Read more.
Updated ARC Payment Estimates and Consequences Caused by Changing from NASS to RMA Yields
The KSU estimated Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) payments have been updated for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans, using Risk Management Agency's (RMA) county yield data to fill in counties that are missing National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) county yield data. Because the Farm Service Agency (FSA) utilizes NASS data first, it is likely that estimates based on RMA data have larger errors. Read more.
Beef Tips: Blue Green Algae
Blue green algae blooms are an issue that usually gets discussed this time of year. Calm, sunny, dry and hot days of summer create ideal conditions for blue green algae to thrive in our livestock ponds. Despite its name, these blooms are not algae, but a cyanobacteria. Some of these cyanobacteria produce and release dangerous toxins that are of major concern for our livestock. Read more.
Ford County Market Wheat Show Entries Sought with Wheat HarvestDuring the 2018 wheat harvest, local producers are encouraged to have local grain elevators collect samples for the 2018 Ford County Market Wheat Show. Read more.
2018 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo Registration is Open
The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo is a fun educational wheat day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Wednesday, August 2, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Community Center, 101 W. Avenue C, South Hutchinson. Read more.
K-State Ranching Summit Scheduled for Manhattan
The KSU Beef Team is please to invite you to the 2018 K-State Ranching Summit on August 15, 2018 at the Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS. The theme of the program is "Beef 2030 - Pursing Technology, Transparency and Profitability." Read more.