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Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble

Post-harvest weed control in wheat stubble is very important to conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds from going to seed and adding to the weed seedbank. Thin and even shorter wheat this year and recent rains have caused an explosion of weeds this year, and will require earlier and more intensive weed management efforts than in some years.

July 07, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture


KLA partnering on Kansas cattle traceability project

TOPEKA – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) is one of the key partners in a new cattle traceability pilot project. Cattle Trace will involve an end-to-end disease traceability system beginning with cow-calf producers and ending at the beef processing plant. A number of ranches, feedyards, auction markets and beef processing facilities have volunteered to cooperate on the project. The goal is to utilize ultra-high frequency tags and readers to collect the minimal amount of data necessary for disease traceability at the speed of commerce.

July 07, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Plant weather not people weather

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Northwest Kansas and a fair portion of North Central Kansas are completely out of drought as of this past Tuesday. Our area remains essentially as it was last week, primarily moderate drought with a small slice of Barton/Rice border in severe drought. There was a slight easing of conditions in Southwest Kansas. The eastern third of Kanas is pretty much unchanged. We did receive rain in much of the area but with the heat and wind, we didn't gain any ground on the drought but we didn't go ...

July 07, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Blue algae

Summertime is known for its heat. Add some rainy days to the mix, and this combination can be the recipe for the development of blue-green algae, according to a toxicologist at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, a part of Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

June 30, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Postemergence marestail and pigweed control in soybean fields

Controlling marestail or pigweeds postemergence in soybeans is always easier when the weeds are small – less than 2 inches tall is preferable for good control. Once weeds get taller, they are often considerably more difficult to control. However, conditions are not always conducive to getting optimal postemergence weed control. The wet weather in many areas this spring may cause weeds in some fields to get larger than you intended. The following are some suggestions for controlling these weeds postemergence in soybeans.

June 30, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture


Our noble profession

Today's livestock producers must consider their vocation a noble profession. By continuing to care for, and nurture their animals, while telling this story, farmers and ranchers can preserve their freedom to operate and maintain successful animal agriculture in the United States.

June 30, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Agriculture and America

First, a drought update is in order. Unfortunately this is as of 8 a.m. this past Tuesday and doesn't reflect the heavy rains much of the area received that morning which certainly helped. Much of northeast and north-central Kansas are now out of drought conditions. Much of our immediate area, except to the east (Rice and a sliver of Barton counties) are out of severe drought and in the moderate drought/abnormally dry categories. Southwest Kansas has improved some while eastern Kansas stayed the same or intensified a bit. The rains of last week should help but the ...

June 30, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Ag suicide on the rise

When looking at hazardous occupations in the world, agriculture is consistently in the top ten. There are many factors that go into this: the large equipment, working long days and longer evenings, and the repetitive heavy labor that just wears down the body over time. Additionally, there is an alarming statistic that is on the rise thus making agriculture even more dangerous. According to the Center for Disease Control, professions that are ag related sadly have the highest rate of suicides in the U.S. In July of 2016, 84.5 out of 100,000 in ag took their lives ...

June 25, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


The art of second thought

Every Western movie worth watching features at least one full-blown bar room brawl. Such tumultuous scenes are chock full of good guys, bad guys, flying fists and whiskey bottles.

June 23, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Ag suicide on the rise

When looking at hazardous occupations in the world, agriculture is consistently in the top ten. There are many factors that go into this: the large equipment, working long days and longer evenings, and the repetitive heavy labor that just wears down the body over time. Additionally, there is an alarming statistic that is on the rise thus making agriculture even more dangerous. According to the Center for Disease Control, professions that are ag related sadly have the highest rate of suicides in the U.S. In July of 2016, 84.5 out of 100,000 in ag took their lives ...

June 22, 2018 | BY ALICIA BOOR Cottonwood District Extension Agent | Agriculture


A winning proposition

In communities across Kansas, farmers' markets continue to offer homegrown and homemade products. Everything from freshly picked fruits and vegetables to mouthwatering baked goods, fresh eggs, beef, lamb, pork, colorful flower arrangements and assorted bedding plants.

June 16, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Kernels of truth

Wheat harvest is here and the weather certainly helped speed harvest along and not in a good way. You will hear plenty of sources willing to speak to the harvest so let's skip that here and simply hope for a safe, speedy harvest. The Drought Monitor as of Tuesday, June 12, showed a little improvement in spots with drought conditions at least temporarily eliminated in portions of NW and SE Kansas. Most of our area is in the moderate to severe drought category with extreme drought in extreme SW Kansas and much of the Flint Hills region from just ...

June 16, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Drought management

The current drought monitor has almost all of Kansas in some level of drought with much of the state in severe or extreme drought. It is hard to know how this will change in the coming months but preparation and planning can help us adapt and minimize the impact if dry conditions continue.

June 16, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Beef: Keeping Main Street hopping

It's 1980, and you and your friends are cruising main in your '69 Camaro, or maybe it was your '70 Mustang, many miles were put on your car on those Friday and Saturday nights. Now, not all of us are old enough to remember the glory days of dragging main, but even still today if you cruise down Main Street in a small town, on a Friday or Saturday night, you are likely to drive past somebody else who is doing the same thing. The act of dragging main is almost symbolic to small rural communities.

June 09, 2018 | Jared Oelke Ellinwood senior at Fort Hays State University | Agriculture


USDA resumes continuous CRP program enrollment

WASHINGTON - As part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program. Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency office between June 4 and Aug. 17.

June 09, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


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Articles by Section - Agriculture


Red or white?

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Again, nothing after 8 a.m. this past Tuesday is included. Not much has changed with ...

August 11, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Cover crops

Corn and beans harvested early can leave your ground bare for seven to nine months. Instead, let's plant some crops to grow and cover ...

August 11, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


CRP enrollment deadling

WASHINGTON - Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce reminds producers that the deadline to sign up for enrollment in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is ...

August 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Kansas Farm Bureau teaching award

Hoisington Middle School teacher Karisa Cowen is one of three teachers to win the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture 2019 Excellence in Teaching award ...

August 11, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


The old red barn (ain’t what she used to be)

When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna's red barn. My Uncle Bernie ...

August 11, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Farmers team with KWO ad K-State to present field days

Technology keeps evolving to help crop producers make every drop of water count on the fields. To demonstrate the latest in crop irrigation technology, farmers ...

August 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


KDA launches drought assistance initiative

MANHATTAN - The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the ...

August 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Mid-summer control of volunteer wheat

Where volunteer wheat has emerged, producers should begin control measures as soon as possible, rather than waiting until closer to wheat planting time. This is ...

August 06, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture


Rotational grazing

As of Jan. 1, 2018, Kansas was the 6th top producer of beef in the nation. Most of the cattle spend a majority of their ...

August 06, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


A career or a job?

First as usual, a drought update is in order. Again, nothing after 8 a.m. this past Tuesday is included. The biggest change is the ...

August 04, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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