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KSU-KSFGC Winter Forage Conference to be Held December 11, 2018 in Emporia 

MANHATTAN –The Kansas Forage and Grassland Council (KSFGC) and Kansas State University will hold its Winter Forage Conference and KSFGC Annual Meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds, Emporia, Kansas. Registration begins … Continue reading

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Rangeland Field Day – Pottawatomie County, Saturday, October 27

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – Management of invasive plants and drought recovery will be the focus of a Rangeland Field Day sponsored by Pottawatomie County Extension on Saturday, October 27, 2018, beginning at 2:00 P.M. Hosts are Eugene and Debbie Berges … Continue reading

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Alfalfa management: Deciding on last cutting this fall

KSU AGRONOMY – For most of Kansas, alfalfa should be stopping growth after the hard freeze that occurred on October 15. The timing of the last cutting can impact the productivity of the stand in the following year. Thus, at … Continue reading

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Alfalfa Update — lady beetles, green lacewings, potato leafhoppers, Fall armyworms, green cloverworms

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY – Alfalfa is really living up to its reputation as a ‘sink’ right now for many different insect species, including many beneficials such as lady beetles and green lacewings [along with Monarchs]. The one and only potentially serious pest … Continue reading

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6 Cover Crops Your Cows Can Graze This Fall and Winter

DROVERS – After a year of drought and weather challenges, some cattle farmers are putting in extra cover crops this fall to ease the forage burden. Here’s the top six cover crops Midwest cattle farmers are using to stretch fall … Continue reading

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NAFA NEWS – September 2018

In this issue… o   Checkoff Approves Nine Research Projects in Latest Round of Funding Alfalfa Checkoff Paying Dividends o   Be Sure to Register Early for NAFA’s 2018 Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar (AITS) o   Assess Alfalfa in Fall to Prepare for … Continue reading

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Warrant Herbicide Now Approved for Use on Alfalfa

NAFA NEWS – Warrant herbicide, an encapsulated formulation of acetochlor often used for pre-emergent weed control in soybeans, has received registration for use in establishing and established alfalfa. This product will be an important part of a weed resistance management program … Continue reading

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