This summer's hot, dry weather has taken its toll on pastures. Hopefully, cooler weather and more seasonal rainfall during September and October will enable graziers to remediate some of the damage and restore their pastures to peak productivity.
Farmers whose yields have been thinned by drought conditions in recent years may find something valuable in their soil, but they'll have to dig to find it, says Dave Mengel, Kansas State University Research and Extension soil fertility specialist.
With the recent rains across Kansas, some producers may be considering planting wheat earlier than the optimum planting dates to take advantage of topsoil moisture, according to the Kansas Wheat Commission.
How do current Bt technology and insecticide options stack up against rootworm larvae? To answer this question, trials were conducted in 2006 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's Western Agricultural Research Station near South Charle