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Farming News

Nutrient Mgmt Can Help Bottom Line

KSAL StaffSeptember 14, 2022

Crops need nutrients to grow and thrive, but effective nutrient management is not one-size-fits-all. A nutrient management plan is specific to your land, the crops you grow, and many other factors that change over time. No matter the crops you produce or size of your operation, USDA can help you reduce input costs, maximize yields, and efficiently manage nutrients to support your bottom line and p...

Feeding Cattle in a Drought

Lisa Moser / K-State Research and ExtensionSeptember 14, 2022

With any recipe, it takes the right blend of ingredients to make the perfect batch, but if something is missing, the nutritional value changes. In much the same way, grazing pastures that don’t have adequate rain are not able to meet the nutritional needs of the cow herd without supplementation, say the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute. Speaking on a recent Cattl...

Drought’s Impacts Extend to Fish, Wildlife

Maddy Rohr / K-State Research and ExtensionSeptember 13, 2022

No one needs to tell Kansas’ farmers that the state is suffering from drought. The agricultural industry is well aware of the negative impacts, from failing crops and erosion runoff to decreased livestock grazing and hay inventory concerns. “Right now, 90% of the state is in a drought status and just below 60% of the state is in severe, extreme, or exceptional drought status,” said K-...

USDA Opens People’s Garden Initiative Nationwide

Todd PittengerSeptember 12, 2022

The USDA has opened the People's Garden Initiative to gardens nationwide. According to the agency, they are expanding their People’s Garden Initiative to include eligible gardens nationwide. School gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural, suburban and urban areas can be recognized as a “People’s Garden” if they register on the USDA website ...

Testing Soil Ahead of Planting

ulia Debes / Kansas WheatSeptember 12, 2022

September is a busy month for Kansas producers, who are making final selections for wheat varieties, prepping equipment and spraying volunteer wheat and weeds ahead of planting this year’s wheat crop. K-State Agronomy recently released guidance on one other action that could help save some cost and set the 2023 wheat harvest up for success from day one — soil sampling. In a K-State Agronomy...

Cattle Chat: Weaning Strategies

Lisa Moser / K-State Research and ExtensionSeptember 7, 2022

Young children separating from their parents to start kindergarten – and even young adults moving out of the house and headed to college or their first job — bring about transitions that often involve high stress for all. In much the same way, calves separating from their dams at weaning can also experience stress, especially if they undergo vaccinations and other processing procedures at the...

Wheat Protein Up from 2021

Kansas WheatSeptember 7, 2022

Preliminary data for the 2022 Kansas winter wheat crop show an average test weight of 61.0 pounds per bushel. This compares to 60.7 pounds per bushel for the 2021 crop and an average of 60.7 pounds per bushel for the 2012 through 2021 crops. A total of 11,660 carlot samples were tested from 51 counties across Kansas. Of the total samples tested, the largest shares came from the South Central and ...

Agriculture Advisory Boards to Meet

KSAL StaffSeptember 7, 2022

Several advisory boards which serve to guide the work of the Kansas Department of Agriculture will meet on Thursday, September 15, at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. The meetings will be held on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, and are open to the public. The boards which will meet on September 15 are: Kansas Board of Agriculture 9:00 a.m. to noon Kansas State Fair Administrative Office ...

Sunflower State Sunflower Season

Maddy Rohr / K-State Research and ExtensionSeptember 2, 2022

It is sunflower season in the sunflower state and harvest is just around the corner, starting mid-September into October. As seed heads begin to ripen, protecting them from birds is essential., said Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham, who recommends covering the heads once the petals begin turning brown with a paper sack or cheesecloth and securing the cover with a rubber ba...

High Plains Horsemen’s Day Approaching

KSAL StaffSeptember 1, 2022

The Colby Community College equine program, K-State Research and Extension, and Kansas Horse Council are hosting High Plains Horsemen's Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the CCC Agriculture Center. Lunch is provided by Thomas County Farm Bureau,  Orscheln Farm & Home, Peoples State Bank, and Western State Bank. According to the school, sessions will be taught by farr...




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