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Managing wheat for forage and grain: The dual-purpose system

Dual-purpose wheat management (wheat grown for forage and grain) spreads production risks by providing producers a second source of income in addition to the harvested grain. If wheat grazing is managed properly, its grain yield penalty can be minimized. Read … Continue reading

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VEGETATION RESPONSES TO SEASON OF FIRE IN TALLGRASS PRAIRIE: A 13-YEAR CASE STUDY

RANGE_EAST, KSU – Fire regulates vegetation composition of fire-dependent grasslands in North American tallgrass prairies. We measured the vegetation response to prescribed fire seasonality by burning in two-month increments every two years, from 2004 to 2015. Vegetation responses to season … Continue reading

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NAFA NEWS

In this issue… o Alfalfa Checkoff Program Funds Nine Research Projects  

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Still Time to Register and Attend the Kansas Ag Growth Summit

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will be a special guest at the Kansas Governor’s Summit on Agricultural Growth on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. Sen. Roberts has spent more … Continue reading

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More from KSU on SCA

Chemical control of Sugarcane Aphid Two insecticides are labeled for use on sugarcane aphid on sorghum in Kansas this season: Sivanto (flupyradifurone) 4.0 – 7.0 fl oz/acre (0.052 – 0.091 lb ai/acre) Transform (sulfoxaflor) 0.75 – 1.5 oz/acre (0.375 – … Continue reading

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First report of sugarcane aphid on grain sorghum in Kansas this year

The sugarcane aphid (SCA) has now been reported in Sumner County. Sorghum producers in Kansas should begin scouting their fields on a routine basis. For detailed scouting method recommendations, see: https://www.myfields.info/sites/default/files/page/ScoutCard%20KSU%20v05312017.pdf More information on scouting and thresholds for treatment can be … Continue reading

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Forage Updates from KSU

Small grain forage options for this fall Small grain forages can be a profitable option for producers. They can be planted in the fall and either terminated or grazed out in the early spring, allowing time to plant a summer … Continue reading

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