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Southeast Research-Extension Center

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. 

Crops

Information on crop production, including basic agronomics, production methods, and results of variety trials and research experiments. 

 Economics

Fertilizer

Insects

Plant Diseases

Sampling

Soils

Weather

The Kansas Mesonet collects weather data from an array of weather stations from throughout Kansas. 

Weeds

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

gfs 

Gretchen F. Sassenrath
Crop Production Agronomist
25092 Ness Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357
(P) 620-820-6131
(F) 620-421-0136
gsassenrath@ksu.edu

jkj 

Jaymelynn Farney
Beef Systems Specialist, Cover Crops & Grazing
25092 Ness Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357
(P) 620-820-6125
(F) 620-421-0136
jkj@ksu.edu