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February programs

There are two programs that will be held in Great Bend for the Cottonwood District that I would like to highlight this week. Registration deadlines are coming up fast, so call 620-793-1910 or email me at aboor@ksu.edu if you would like to attend either program or both.

February 10, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Surviving winter

First, there is nothing to report on the drought front. The area growing from abnormally dry to moderate drought, as is the severe condition, is expanding north and eastward but overall little has changed. With all the concern over possible wheat lost from cold temperatures combined with the drought, it might be helpful to understand how cool season plants such as winter wheat and canola adapt to survive winter. First let's tackle monocots, grasses, like winter wheat and then dicots, broadleaves like winter canola.

February 03, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Assistance available to Agricultural Producers through the Conservation Stewardship Program

SALINA - Agricultural producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for the Conservation Stewardship Program.

January 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Alfalfa U program returns to Dodge City

DODGE CITY - Learn the latest in producing and selling high-quality alfalfa at Alfalfa U, Feb. 15 at United Wireless Arena and Convention Center in Dodge City.

January 27, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Prepare for winter driving

When I think about the perils associated with winter travel, I think about my dad's simple, but sound advice, "Stay off the roads."

January 27, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Cooperating for agriculture

Before today's topic a brief update is in order. The Drought Monitor Index remains essentially unchanged since last week. The scant moisture received did little to alleviate dry conditions. And the strong winds further exacerbate the dry conditions. Forecasters see a deepening La Nina so little relief is in sight. Finally, those that subscribe to the theory that weather patterns circle the Earth in certain patterns have indicated that the return pattern is about fifty days give or take. If true, the extreme cold of early January should return about mid-February. Time will tell.

January 27, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Indoor light and seeding workshop

This week, I am passing my weekly column over to our new Horticulture Agent, Rip Winkel. Rip started in November, and has a lot of great ideas for Horticulture in our district! Below is one idea for a project to start vegetables indoors for the coming growing season. We do need 10 participants before we can get the supplies, so if you are interested, call either Rip, or myself at 620-793-1910.

January 27, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Kansas Rural Center to host five specialty crop workshops in March 2018

TOPEKA - The Kansas Rural Center (KRC) will host five specialty crop workshops during March to provide information and education necessary for beginning specialty crop growers to establish a successful specialty crop enterprise in Kansas. The workshops will focus on conservation, production and marketing practices for specialty crop growers, and will provide an excellent opportunity for beginning growers to connect with and learn from experienced growers.

January 22, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Starting vegetables indoors

January is often a cold and dreary month for many gardeners. However, planning for and starting vegetables and flower transplants from seed can make this a much more interesting time of year. Following are the steps needed to be successful in seed starting.

January 20, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Kansas Farm Bureau Century Farm applications are now being accepted

MANHATTAN - Tradition and heritage are a big part of what makes agriculture such an attractive way of life for so many Kansans. The lifeblood of our existence - the farms and ranches in Kansas - provide food, fuel and fiber for the world.

January 20, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Healthy choice

Can a person ever have too much of a good thing?

January 20, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Blowing in the wind

Not that Kansans already didn't know but the entire state now ranges from abnormally dry in the east/northeast to large swaths of moderate to severe drought as you head west and even a patch of extreme drought in the southwest border counties. The state needs well above normal precipitation yesterday and for an extended period of time, especially in the central and western portions of Kansas. Normally liquid precipitation for January and February here is around an inch and March around two inches so normal rainfall won't do much good. The title of today's column refers ...

January 20, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


A weather and wheat update

First, for those who wondered where winter was, the last few days gave you your answer. The disappointing aspect is the lack of any significant moisture with the storm. The entire State of Kansas now rates from abnormally dry to a sliver in extreme southern Kansas of extreme drought. At least the little bit we received was better than nothing. If you have been paying attention to the agricultural newsfeeds for this part of the nation, you have probably seen preliminary concerns regarding damage to the 2018 winter wheat crop from the extreme cold temperatures we had around New Year ...

January 13, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Land leasing questions addressed

One of the more popular topics that I get questions on is about leasing land for cropping and pasture lands and the laws that address it. Also, with Cheyenne Bottoms in Barton County, and our prime hunting areas for pheasant and deer, many people wonder what the laws are surrounding leasing, and what the rights of the parties involved are in the lease. Coming up on Jan. 23, there will be a leasing workshop in Great Bend that will help answer many of these questions.

January 13, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Grassroots’ participation needed in government

The 2018 Kansas legislative session convenes this week as legislators will consider many health-related topics. At the same time, they will struggle with other complex issues, including development of a new school finance formula as ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court.

January 13, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


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Another weather and agriculture column

This column is being written Friday so hopefully the promised rainfall has occurred by the time you read this. One last column, hopefully, for a ...

April 21, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Wheat freeze

The weekend of April 14-16 brought, once again, cold temperatures that have potential to cause freeze injury to the 2018 wheat crop. Factors that influence ...

April 21, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Critical thinking

Lack of understanding and critical thinking on the part of some in the environmental movement has compromised their effectiveness as self-appointed protector and guardian of ...

April 21, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Controlling henbit

Spring is here even though Mother Nature does not always seem to agree. The trees are beginning to leaf out, flowers are beginning to bloom ...

April 14, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Summer crops and the weather

No changes to report on the drought front except that there are indications the La Nina seems to be weakening and that could eventually lead ...

April 14, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


The importance of a preemergence herbicide program for row crops

Difficult weeds, especially glyphosate-resistant weeds, are controlled most consistently with soil-applied herbicides which kill germinating seeds/seedlings. Much of the resistance to glyphosate has developed ...

April 14, 2018 | Stacy Campbell | Agriculture


Treat this old world right

When it comes to protecting the land and improving the environment, farmers continue to lead the way and do their part. As this nation celebrates ...

April 14, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


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