Crops, Soils, and Natural Resources
Southeast Kansas is a highly diverse area. A strong gradient of rainfall occurs moving from the eastern county of Cherokee, which receives average annual rainfall of around 45", to the western counties of Kingman and Harper, with about 25" of rainfall each year. Moving from the northern counties of Lyon, Osage, Franklin and Miami to the southern-most counties along the Oklahoma border is a strong temperature gradient. These gradients impact the timing of field operations. More information on current conditions is available at the links below.
SPRING CROPS FIELD DAY - 2023
In-field tours will be given Tuesday, May 23 from 8:30 - 1 pm.
Program under development
Soil Health Webinar Series
Presentations made by zoom during February, 2021.
DeAnn Presley - Soil Structure
Adam Daugherty - Transitioning to a Higher Functioning Agro-Ecological System
Peter Tomlinson - The Role of Soil Microorganisms
Rodrigo Onofre - Corn and Soybean Soil-Borne Diseases
SPRING CROPS FIELD DAY - 2020
Presentations that would have been given at the Spring Crops Field Day on May 13 can be found here.
Mark Nelson, Kansas Farm Bureau: Ag Round: Crop Marketing
Wheat field tour with Drs. Romulo Lollato, Erick DeWolf, Kelsey Andersen and Gretchen Sassenrath. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9t6X3wgg458
Information on crop production, including basic agronomics, production methods, and results of variety trials and research experiments.
- Soil Testing Scooped Sample
- Soil Testing Weighed Sample
- Soil Structure and Aggregation
- Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure - VESS
The Kansas Mesonet collects weather data from an array of weather stations from throughout Kansas.
- 2021 Chemical Weed Control Guide-KSU
- Weed Identification - KSU
- Herbicide Mode of Action
- Weed Identification and Management Tool - Univ. Wisconsin
- Weed Management - Department of Agronomy