The Agronomy Advisor 7/19/18
July Summer Seminar Success!
Thanks to all who attended the July session of our Summer Seminar Series. We had a great turnout and great conversation. Topics about soybean growth and development, and insect and disease pressures were discussed. Watermelon was enjoyed by all.
Foliar Fungicides, Take 2. Soybeans!
"A couple weeks ago we took a stab at foliar fungicides in corn, including the thresholds for application and economics. Today we are going to take a go at foliar fungicides in soybeans. Our results will cover the yield advantage of foliar fungicide applications, and since we often lump them together, we are also going to chat about insecticides in soybeans. Both of these applications can go a long ways toward improving plant health. Read along to learn more about the decision-making process for this aspect of the growing season."
From K-State Research and Extension: Inaugural Kansas Corn Yield Contest
"Corn harvest in Kansas will be here before you know it. Corn producers in the state are encouraged to keep in mind the Kansas Corn Yield Contest before they fire up the combines this year.
Kansas Corn, in conjunction with K-State Research and Extension, will conduct a 2018 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. All Kansas corn producers are eligible to enter the contest, but they must be active members of the Kansas Corn Growers Association.
The contest is a fun way for producers to showcase their high yielding and high quality corn with other growers in the state, and provide motivation to producers to increase yields. The contest also serves as a vehicle to improve farming operations and increase awareness of best management practices (BMPs) to improve and sustain corn yields.
In addition to grower recognition, cash awards will be presented to the 1st ($300), 2nd ($200), and 3rd ($100) place winners for the 10 districts across Kansas. The districts align with crop reporting districts, plus a NNE district was created to include Doniphan and parts of Brown and Atchison. The overall highest yields in the dryland and irrigated categories each will receive an additional $500. All farmers entering the contest and completing the harvest form will receive a shirt from Kansas Corn. Contest winners will be recognized at the Kansas Corn Symposium in late January 2019.
The contest is free of charge to members of the Kansas Corn Growers Association. Pre-registration must be complete by August 30, 2018 or prior to harvest. All entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2018. "
More information can be found at: https://kscorn.com/yield/