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Agriculture and the insect dilemma - Part I

Corn harvest is slowly ramping up, soybeans are turning color and dropping leaves, milo fields are all over the place and fields are being prepared for the 2018 wheat crop. Milo and wheat producers are considering potential insect and arachnid pest problems. We tend to only think of insects as a negative in food production and they certainly can be. However, let's take a step back and consider the insects from a broader perspective.

September 16, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Control volunteer wheat

What can be done to prevent another widespread occurrence of wheat streak mosaic virus, High Plains virus, and triticum mosaic virus in wheat this coming season? There are several things producers can do: delay planting dates as long as feasible, control any significant stands of green foxtail and barnyard grass near fields that will be planted to wheat, and plant wheat varieties with resistance to wheat streak mosaic.

September 16, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Kansas Junior Livestock Show celebrates 85th year

HUTCHINSON – The Kansas Junior Livestock Show, sponsored by Cargill, will celebrate its 85th year by hosting 812 youth from 95 counties who have entered 2,033 animals. This is the largest number of youth entered in more than 20 years. The livestock total includes 130 market steers, 334 breeding heifers, 262 market hogs, 275 breeding gilts, 325 market lambs, 316 breeding ewes, 220 meat goats and 171 commercial doe kids. The statewide event will be held Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

September 16, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


The benefits of agricultural employment

While the title may sound a bit dry, the topic really isn't. This past Tuesday, the Barton Community College's Agriculture Program held its fall Ag Advisory Board meeting. This is a chance for the Ag Program to touch base with the members of the Ag industry and area educators who support the program, inform them as to what's happening, what's new, and maybe most importantly what's on their minds. What can we do better? What is new out there we should be aware of? What are we missing? How can we address the concerns of ...

September 09, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Fall extension programs listed

As fall is swiftly approaching, the Cottonwood Extension District and K-State Research and Extension are planning some programs for the second half of September. If you have any questions about any of these programs, you can contact me at the Barton County office by calling 620-793-1910, or email me at aboor@ksu.edu.

September 09, 2017 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Kansas Farm Bureau leadership program accepting applications

MANHATTAN - Kansas Farm Bureau is now accepting applications for the fourth class of Leadership KFB through Oct. 1. The year-long program focuses on creating influential thought leaders who will engage, create change and look for solutions, not only in agriculture, but also in counties and communities across the state.

September 09, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


The untold story

Whether a writer has written for 40 months or 40 years, most of us have collected, filed or shelved evidence of our work. The amount varies from a few stories, to several boxes and to possibly hundreds of gigabytes.

September 09, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Let 'em know

Corn, bean and milo fields attract deer and other hooved animals like moths to a flame. Feedlots do the same especially during winter with extended periods of cold weather, heavy snowfall or crusty snow cover.

September 05, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Essential skills working in agriculture

In this past Thursday's Tribune on the opinion page there was a column by Veronica Coons. The column mentioned a firm was expanding into Hoisington and the head of the firm, which has multiple locations, was lamenting the lack of quality workers. He spoke to a lack of what society terms "soft skills" or skills in addition to those unique for a given profession. Items such as punctuality, responsibility, dedication, and so on.

September 01, 2017 | Special to the Tribune | Agriculture


The green bridge to diseased wheat

The weather recently provided moisture and more moderate temperatures. Good for finishing off summer row crops, except needing heat to move corn and milo to the finish line, and for those looking forward to planting the 2018 wheat crop in a few weeks. There is one added benefit that many may over look – controlling the green bridge.

August 26, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Students awarded Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificates

MANHATTAN - Twenty-four students from four schools in Kansas, including Ellsworth, have been awarded the Kansas Department of Agriculture's Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies Certificate. Of these, 20 were awarded the general certificate, three were awarded the animal science certificate, and one student was awarded the plant systems certificate. Ellsworth High School students included: David Koralek III, Amy Westerman and Patrick Zamrzla.

August 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Pre-plant wheat school offered

Farmers, are you needing to pick a new variety of wheat or having problems with weed control?

August 26, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Small movie theaters a dying breed

It seems like only yesterday when I raced my buddies down the red-carpeted ramp of the Pix Theater in Hoxie trying to nail down those good seats. You know the ones I'm talking about – those in the front row where tennis shoes could be heard latching into congealed soda from the earlier matinee.

August 26, 2017 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


The unintended consequences of new GMO soybeans

Most of the area has received significant, beneficial rains over the last ten days. While it won't "make" the soybean and milo crops, it certainly helps. The rains are also longer lasting with the higher humidities and lower temperatures. Things have improved dramatically but we still need timely rains, warm temperatures, and an average hard frost date. Now on to today's topic.

August 19, 2017 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Rush County Conservation District will host two Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Courses this week. These full-day trainings will provide the latest science-based approaches to reversing the trend of pollinator declines, and will equip you with the recipes necessary to protect and manage habitat for these vital insects.

August 19, 2017 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


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Articles by Section - Agriculture


Ending the employee drought facing agriculture

No real change in the Drought Monitor as of Tuesday and the moisture received since then will have little effect. It will be interesting this ...

February 24, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Growing canola

Agricultural producers in central Kansas with an interest in canola production can learn more at an upcoming event. K-State Research and Extension is presenting a ...

February 24, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Brunkow shows total commitment to state's ag trade

Pottawatomie County farmer/stockman Glenn Brunkow entered the Capital Plaza Hotel in Topeka with his hair askew and his demeanor a bit dampened. In less ...

February 24, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Another drought facing agriculture

There really isn't much to say regarding the continuing and deepening drought in our area. Although parts of Kansas did receive some snowfall, the ...

February 17, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


Plan your spring planting

At this time of year when many gardeners are looking forward to nicer days ahead spent outside tending their plants, many use this time to ...

February 17, 2018 | Alicia Boor | Agriculture


Farm Bureau offers Safety Awareness Day

The Barton County Farm Bureau Association will hold its 17th Farm Safety Awareness Day Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Barton Community College in the Case IH ...

February 17, 2018 | Tribune Staff | Agriculture


Speaking dat Hace American

Sometimes we get requests. Recently a couple close friends and I were discussing taking care of livestock during winter when this task can be a ...

February 17, 2018 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Surviving winter: conclusion

Nothing to report on the drought front except that some areas west of Barton County did receive a few inches of snow. Unless conditions change ...

February 12, 2018 | Dr. Victor L. Martin | Agriculture


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