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Fire Management Practices to Improve Air Quality

by Carol Blocksome


Reduce smoke-related air quality problems when burning range and pastures. Avoid smoke movement into sensitive areas, dilute smoke concentrations through management and planning, and reduce total amount of smoke produced. Publication includes details about weather that affects smoke dispersion. 4 p.

Published Date: Nov 2012

Controlling Saline Seeps

by Mark Schrock Kyle Mankin Ray E. Lamond


Saline seeps, locally known as alkali spots or slick spots, are areas of bare soil or reduced crop production, usually located on a low-lying area. In dry periods, salt crystals may surface.

Published Date: Jan 1999

Sericea Lespedeza: History, Characteristics, and Identification

by Paul D. Ohlenbusch Terry Bidwell


Sericea lespedeza’s ability to thrive under a variety conditions and its tendency to crowd out more palatable forages are among the reasons it has been declared a noxious weed in Kansas. 6-page, color.

Revision Date: Oct 2007

Rangeland Weed Management

by Gene Towne Paul D. Ohlenbusch


Many plants regarded as weeds are components of grassland ecosystem. It is important to distinguish between desirable rangeland species & weeds that adversely affect forage or livestock production.

Published Date: Dec 1991

Rangeland Brush Management

by Gene Towne Paul D. Ohlenbusch


Removing trees & brush from rangeland can increase forage production and livestock carrying capacity. Eliminating all woody plants is not always practical, necessary, or desirable.

Published Date: Mar 1992

Maintaining Grass Waterways

by Kent A. McVay G. Morgan Powell Ray E. Lamond


Grass waterways and terraces are important components of a soil and water conservation program aimed at reducing erosion. Waterways often serve as an outlet for runoff from terraces.

Revision Date: Apr 2004

Prescribed Burning as a Management Practice

by Paul D. Ohlenbusch David C. Hartnett


Burning grassland can recycle nutrients, control weeds & brush, improve grazing distribution, reduce wildfire hazards, improve wildlife habitat, & increase livestock production. 8 p.

Revision Date: Mar 2000

Prescribed Burning Equipment

by Steve L. Watson James W. Kunkel Paul D. Ohlenbusch


Prescribed burning of grassland sometimes requires unique equipment, but often common tools and equipment can be adapted. Equipment is needed to suppress or control fire, & to ignite it.

Published Date: Mar 1993

Rangeland Management Following Wildfire

by Walter H. Fick


This publication offers stocking rate and grazing information for producers after a rangeland wildfire. 4-page, full color.

Revision Date: Mar 2017

Prescribed Burning — Planning and Conducting

by Paul D. Ohlenbusch


Planning a burn involves determining what to burn, what precautions to take, and conditions for a successful burn.

Revision Date: Mar 1996

Rangeland and Pasture Grasses of Kansas

by Walter H. Fick


Identification guide for range and pasture grasses in Kansas. 32 pages, b/w.

Revision Date: Oct 2022

Chloride in Kansas: Plant, Soil, and Fertilizer Considerations

by Dorivar A. Ruiz Diaz


Physical symptoms of chloride deficiency on plants vary and are not always consistent. In wheat, some varieties show a characteristic leaf spotting, described as random chlorotic spots on leaves. 4-page, color.

Revision Date: Feb 2019

No-Till Alfalfa Establishment after Small-Grain Cereals

by James P. Shroyer Scott A. Staggenborg William Heer


A major concern in alfalfa production is stand establishment. In Kansas, most alfalfa is planted during August. With no-till alfalfa planting, more moisture is often available for germination.

Revision Date: Apr 2003

Using Legumes in Crop Rotations

by Dale F. Leikam


Rotating legumes with non-legumes has the double advantage of growing the legume with little additional nitrogen, plus a nitrogen credit for subsequent non-legume crops.

Revision Date: Oct 2007

Condition of Field (White) Land Judging

by Hans Kok


Card to use when evaluating land, to record soil test information, size, depth of topsoil, etc. B/W, 14x18"

Published Date: Sep 1996

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