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Grazing Management Minute: Controlling Weeds w/ Sheep

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W-L Alfalfas 2 Minute Tuesday June 7, Alfalfa after Wheat

Wheat harvest will soon be here and as we wrap up this years harvest, there is an opportunity to prepare our ground to plant alfalfa following wheat. Todays visit looks at some forward planning so that when the conditions are … Continue reading

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Volume 8, Issue 3 (2022) Southeast Research and Extension Center Agricultural Research

The SEREC’s (Parsons, KS) research report is now available online, featuring research summaries from KSFGC members, Bruno Pedreira, Dale Helwig, and Jaymelynn Farney. Reports include: “Bermudagrass Under Different Fertility and Harvest Management Practices,” “Impact of Fertility and Mowing on Crabgrass … Continue reading

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New Hay Inventory Calculator Available

With cow slaughter continuing to run exceptionally high, for those of us who can hang onto our cows, profits are likely in a couple years. This tool from KSU’s Robin Reid helps assess how much hay will be needed for … Continue reading

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Kansas Grazing Exchange Goes Live!

The Kansas Soil Health Alliance’s Grazing Exchange is now available for use by crop growers and livestock grazers alike, at https://grazing.kssoilhealth.org/. According to KSU’s Cade Rensink, Central Kansas District, Director, “Our goal with this resource is to match available forage with … Continue reading

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Army Cutworms (wheat, alfalfa)

I have received a few calls within the last 10 days about “Miller moths” flying around lights at night and flying/running into the house when an outside door is opened the 1st thing in the morning. Those, at least from … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR KANSAS HAY MARKET REPORT FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 21TH

Compared to the last report, overall alfalfa and grass hay were mostly steady. Movement remains slow although there was a slight increase in trades. Southwest Kansas remains terribly dry. Reports from producers indicate that yield is down up to one … Continue reading

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What Influences the Health of a Prairie – Grazing Management Minute

Doug Spencer, Rangeland Management Specialist for NRCS, explains what influences the health of a prairie. Ecological drivers help shape the prairie landscape. These include weather/climate, fire, and grazing. The intensity, frequency, and duration of these drivers influences their impact on … Continue reading

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W-L Alfalfas 2 Minute Tuesday May 31

Drought conditions continue to plague the western plains growing area and the entire west. This places a hardship on many crops that are normally grown in these regions. While drought does impact alfalfa as well, an established alfalfa stand can … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Weevils and Caterpillars

Alfalfa weevils continue to cause concern around the state, but that shouldn’t last much longer. After checking many fields in north central Kansas, from 20-23 May, it is obvious that alfalfa weevil infestations have been very problematic–but has run its … Continue reading

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