Preparing trees for the winter season
With two summers in a row of brutally hot temperatures and extreme drought conditions, Oklahoma gardeners have been struggling to keep their shrubs and trees alive.
Last alfalfa cutting nearly at hand
In some areas of Kansas, alfalfa growth resumed somewhat in September after a long period of drought and low production during the summer. This may create a dilemma for producers, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.
Hay feeding options to stretch supplies
Arkansas’ drought has made hay in short supply and what’s available is expensive, raising the importance of stretching every ounce, said John Jennings, professor-forage for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
Kansas wheat quality down slightly in ‘12
Grain inspectors say the quality of the 2012 Kansas winter wheat crop was down slightly, with lower protein levels and test weights.
Rain raises wheat pasture prospects
Much of Oklahoma has received some rain the past ten days, with a broad swath of the state receiving significant rain this past weekend. Recent rain totals vary from less than one inch up to about three inches. Moisture combined with cooler temperatures (and cooler soil temperatures) has wheat producers thinking about planting wheat for grazing
Be informed before using soybeans for livestock forage
Many Missouri producers are asking if it is safe to use soybeans for livestock forage.
The topic was brought up repeatedly by attendees at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
Tim J. Evans, toxicology specialist at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, answered inquiries on the subject by researching the chemical mechanism of action of a commonly used herbicide, Cobra.
- Fertilize fall pastures and wait for rain
Tips on applying anhydrous ammonia for fall wheat
As producers start thinking about anhydrous application for wheat this fall, extremely dry soils can be a concern, said Dave Mengel, K-State Research and Extension soil fertility specialist. The question often is, when the soil is dry, will it hold anhydrous ammonia or will some or most of the ammonia be lost shortly after application?
Wheat producers have planting options in dry soils
Soils are generally very dry in much of Kansas, which presents an all-too-familiar dilemma to wheat producers, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.
Plan now to increase next year’s forage
“The most economical forage harvesters you have are livestock. They don’t need diesel and they drive themselves,” says Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy specialist. She recommends producers start planning now to increase their forage for next year. It has been noted that low fertility fields are more likely to have stands reduced following a drought.
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