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10 March 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade slow; alfalfa prices remain steady. No new hay sales reported, deliveries are primarily on previously contracted hay. Producers also reported significant populations of army cut worms showing up in alfalfa and wheat fields. 03-10-20 Hay Report FINAL

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Selected Research from the KSU-SWREC 2019 Field Day Report

Volume 5, Issue 7 (2019) Southwest Research-Extension Center Reports 2018 Kansas Summer Annual Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trial Determining Profitable Forage Rotations Estimating Annual Forage Yields with Plant Available Water and Growing Season Precipitation Integrated Grain and Forage Rotations … Continue reading

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Army cutworms in wheat, alfalfa, and winter canola

KSU AGRONOMY eUpdate – Army cutworms return to Kansas every year in the fall. Generally, the weather most conducive to army cutworm survival is a dry summer followed by a wet fall. Currently, even though it is still early, significant … Continue reading

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Fertilization of tall fescue and smooth bromegrass pastures and hayfields

KSU AGRONOMY eUpdate – Much of the nitrogen (N) applied to tall fescue and smooth bromegrass hay meadows and pastures goes on in January or February in eastern Kansas, but there is still time to apply it now even though … Continue reading

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Fire season returns to Kansas

RANGE_EAST – Rising temperatures and breezy conditions are quickly drying fuels across the state, increasing concerns for an active fire season in Kansas. “Despite recent moisture, Kansas’s primary fuel – grass — is abundant due to last year’s above normal … Continue reading

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03 March 2020 Kansas Hay Market Report

Hay market trade remains slow to moderate; alfalfa prices remain steady. Producers reported alfalfa hay movement has slowed for the third straight week in the southwest region while it has picked up a bit in the south-central region. 03-3-20 Hay … Continue reading

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2019 Kansas Summer Annual Forage Hay and Silage Variety Trial results now available

The results of the 2019 Kansas Performance Tests with summer annual forage varieties are available online at https://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/services/crop-performance-tests/forages/2019-summer-annual-forages-performance%20-tests.html. The results are summarized by location (Garden City, Hays, and Scandia) and are split into hay and silage categories. The results can be … Continue reading

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