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  • By Chris Beyerhelm, Acting Administrator, Farm Service Agency and Leonard Jordan, Acting Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service
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USDA has learned that Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri), an invasive weed, may have infested some newly-seeded (2016) conservation plantings across the upper Midwest. Palmer amaranth is highly competitive, and in fact, is the most competitive of the pigweed species. It grows rapidly and one plant can produce a quarter-million seeds.

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  • By K-State Research and Extension
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Stripe rust continues to be a top scouting priority for many wheat farmers in Kansas. The disease was reported for the first time this season about 7 to 10 days ago in parts of southeast and south central Kansas. Additional scouting efforts this week indicate that the disease is now establis…

  • By K-State Research and Extension
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The week of April 8-14 has brought more reports of leaf rust in the region. Texas and Oklahoma continue to report moderate to severe leaf rust in their wheat crop with reports as far north as Stillwater, Oklahoma. In Kansas, leaf rust was spotted for the first time about a week ago when Zach…

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  • Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist ruizdiaz@ksu.edu
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In recent years, sulfur (S) deficiency in wheat has become common in many areas of Kansas, particularly in no-till wheat. Classic S deficiency symptoms, confirmed by soil and plant analysis, have been observed in many no-till wheat fields during periods of rapid growth in the spring. These o…

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Spring is the optimal time for many people to do prescribed burns across Kansas, especially in the Flint Hills. It invigorates grass/crop growth, reduces noxious weeds, and eliminates excessive dead plant material. These materials, often called fuels, can be variable from season to season. I…

  • Mike Stamm, Canola Breeder mjstamm@ksu.edu Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist ruizdiaz@ksu.edu
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To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.

  • Romulo Lollato, Wheat and Forages Specialist lollato@ksu.edu Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library mknapp@ksu.edu
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Since January 24, the majority of Kansas has experienced warmer-than-average air temperatures for this time of the year. During the week of January 24-30, the eastern half of the state had temperatures departing from the normal by as much as 11 degrees F (Figure 1). The week of February 1-7 …

  • By Kansas State University
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Held annually to update and inform dairy producers and allied industry on hot topics and findings from research projects relevant to the dairy industry, Kansas State University will host the 2017 Kansas Dairy Days in Seneca on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Whiteside on Thursday, Feb. 2.

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As farmers grapple with plummeting farm economy, Mykel Taylor and other Kansas State University economists are hitting the road to offer advice to worried farmers trying to survive through tougher financial times.

  • By Jordan Hildebrand, Kansas Wheat
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Much needed moisture makes the top of many Kansas wheat farmers' 2016 Christmas wish lists. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of western Kansas is currently in moderate to severe drought just a few weeks after the entirety of the state was declared drought free for the first time i…

  • Special to The Hays Daily News
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Renters, landowners and recreational land users are invited to attend the K-State Research and Extension Ag Lease Law and Recreational Lease Workshop from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Ellis County Extension Office back meeting room. This program is designed for anyone who wants to know more about agricultural leasing and related laws; all interested people are invited to attend the free program.

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  • Gina Anderson NASA
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There has been a lot of talk lately of self-driving cars, but farmers have already been making good use of self-driving tractors for more than a decade—in part due to a partnership between John Deere and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) on global positioning system receivers.

Dear Art, I was looking over your July wheat estimate used for determining the 2016/2017 MYA price for wheat. I know those prices are not cash prices the farmer receives (I thought they were supposed to resemble prices paid by large regional grain buyers) but $4.05/bu is not even in the ball…