Crops Editor at Successful Farming, Kansas State graduate and 4th generation Kansas farmer. My wife and I have two children.


Four Tips for Sorghum Planting Success

Grain sorghum planting is in full-swing throughout the Central Plains, and as it moves northward, there are some practices successful sorghum growers use to get the crop off to a good start.


Freeze Could Hit Hard Red Winter Wheat Fields

The condition of the hard red winter wheat crop in the states of Oklahoma and Kansas is precarious after temperatures dropped below freezing April 14-15. July Hard Red Winter wheat futures settled up 23 cents at the Chicago Board of Trade on April 15, due

Topdress Wheat by Feekes Growth Stage 5

Now that the wheat crop is beginning to green up and grow, farmers are scurrying to apply a post-winter application of nitrogen fertilizer, a practice commonly called topdressing.