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Satellite Data and Agronomic Decisions

by Ignacio A. Ciampitti et al.


This publication helps producers understand how to use satellite imagery to assist with on-farm agronomic decisions. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Feb 2018

National Weather Service: Climate Outlooks Serving Agriculture

by Albert Sutherland Mary Knapp Gary McManus Amber Campbell


Climate Outlooks from the National Weather Service can be used to better understand weather trends. This publication explains how to use these outlooks to adjust crops or grazing to better adjust for general weather trends. 6 pages, color.

Published Date: Aug 2018

Soy-Protein: An Environment-Friendly Seed Lubricant for Pneumatic Row Crop Planters

by Sylvester Badua Ajay Sharda et al.


Seed lubricants have been used for many years to keep seeds from clumping together during planting. The most common seed lubricant is a combination of graphite and talc, but it causes hazardous dust. Recent research indicates that soy protein is an effective, economical, and environmentally friendly seed lubricant. This fact sheet provides information to help producers make wise choices about seed lubricants. 4 pages, color.

Published Date: Dec 2019

State Records of Temperature, Precipitation, and Snowfall over 1895 to 2015: Kansas Climate Basics

by Xiaomao Lin John Jr. Harrington Ignacio A. Ciampitti


The publication summarizes state records related to maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation, and snowfall. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Apr 2017

Precipitation Trends and Changes in Drought: Kansas Climate Basics

by Xiaomao Lin John Jr. Harrington Ignacio A. Ciampitti


This publication outlines changes in precipitation and drought trends in Kansas from the 1890s. 2-page, color.

Published Date: Apr 2017

National Weather Service Forecasts: Serving Agriculture

by Albert Sutherland et al.


This publication describes various weather tools available from the National Weather Service. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Aug 2017

Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in the Field

by Kent L. Martin David B. Mengel Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz


Visual symptoms are an excellent diagnostic tool to determine nutrient limitations in crop fields. Look for specific symptoms indicative of particular nutrient limitations. 8 p.

Published Date: Aug 2011

Efficient Crop Water Use in Kansas

by DeAnn Presley


Publication describes the climate of Kansas, tillage and residue effects on crops and soils, center pivot irrigation, water requirements, cropping systems, cover crops, row spacing, nutrients, and weed control. 44 p.

Published Date: Aug 2012

What is the Difference between Weather and Climate?

by Amber Campbell Albert Sutherland Peter Tomlinson Mary Knapp


This publication explains the different measurements and meanings of weather and climate. 4-page, color.

Published Date: Mar 2015

Temperature Trends and Changes in Frost Dates from 1895 to 2015: Kansas Climate Basics

by Xiaomao Lin John Jr. Harrington Ignacio A. Ciampitti


This publication describes some of the long-term temperature trends in Kansas. 2-page, color.

Published Date: Apr 2017

Soil Sample Bags, (pkg. of 25)


Soil Sample Bags.

Revision Date: Jan 2017

Establishing On-Farm Demonstration and Research Plots

by John L. Havlin James P. Shroyer Daniel L. Devlin


Plots are designed to compare differences in tillage methods, herbicide treatments, varieties or hybrids, fertilizer source or rates, methods of chemical application, & other crop production inputs.

Published Date: Aug 1990

Predicting the Final Irrigation for Corn, Grain Sorghum, and Soybeans

by Danny H. Rogers William M. Sothers


To schedule final irrigation, the following information is needed: Current crop stage of growth. Predicted water use to maturity. Amount of usable water in root zone. Assume no rain occurs.

Published Date: May 1996

Fall Freeze Damage in Summer Grain Crops

by Scott A. Staggenborg Kevin C. Dhuyvetter Dale L. Fjell


When summer crops are exposed to freezing temperatures, producers must determine if crop should be harvested for grain or livestock feed. See charts to estimate crop yield loss.

Published Date: Aug 1996

Economics of On-Farm Storage

by Kevin C. Dhuyvetter Joseph P. Harner III Jenna Tajchman


Examines reason for recent interest in grain storage in Kansas: low grain prices and wide basis levels at harvest, preserving identity of crops, flexibility, reduced bottlenecks at harvest.

Revision Date: Sep 2007

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