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NEXT WEEK IS NATIONAL FORAGE WEEK!

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IT’S COMING!

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KSU Ext Insect Newsletter

Bagworms; Alfalfa Pests; Bean Leaf Beetles; Be an Insect Detective; Finding developing flea larvae in your home; Bug Joke of the Week.

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Early summer control of sericea lespedeza using herbicides

Extension Agronomy eUpdate – Sericea lespedeza is a major invasive species of concern on rangeland, pasture, and some CRP acres in Kansas. This state-wide noxious weed infests over 600,000 acres in Kansas (Figure 1).¬† Figure 1. Distribution of sericea lespedeza … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 5th

KDA-AMS – Hay market prices were steady for alfalfa and grass hay. Demand remains good for alfalfa on a very limited supply. After a long, wet spell, hay is finally hitting the ground, which is good news for those that … Continue reading

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Grazing Summer Cover Crops

By Paul Beck, Oklahoma State University Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Cow Calf Corner Newsletter When we think of warm season annual forage crops the summer annual grasses such as pearl millet and sorghum sudan quickly come to mind. Often warm … Continue reading

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Flint Hills Wildland Fire – 2021 Summary

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Meet the new Southeast Area Agronomist, Bruno Pedreira

Bruno Pedreira is the new Southeast Area Agronomy Extension Specialist. He joins K-State Research and Extension at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons as an associate professor. Bruno C. Pedreira was born in Salvador, Brazil. He got his … Continue reading

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Kansas Producers – Soil Health Survey

Social science researchers at Kansas State University are collecting information about what soil health practices and information sources are important to Kansas farmers and ranchers (practices like no-till, cover crops, rotational grazing, and others).  This survey is intended for Kansas farmers, ranchers, … Continue reading

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Summer annuals trump the slump

Cool-season grasses are the star of the show during the spring and fall, but these forages tend to get stage fright during the hot, dry summer months. Planting summer annuals can mitigate the effects of a summer slump and ensure … Continue reading

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