Crop Quest Articles

Pasture Recovery After Grassfire

Pasture Recovery After Grassfire

March 24, 2017

Beginning on March 6, the High Plains experienced devastating fires that burned over a million acres of grassland across Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado.  Friends and neighbors have been greatly affected by these events.  We grieve for those who lost their lives trying to save their cattle from harm.  The pictures of destruction are sickening […]

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Ecology On The Farm

Ecology On The Farm

March 15, 2017

Sustainability, sustainability, susta….. I’m sure you’ve heard this buzz word around the farm shows and producer meetings lately. Considering the environmental impact of production decisions is not new to Crop Quest however. Do you remember the first time you met your Crop Quest Agronomist? You probably remember receiving a business card with all your agronomist’s […]

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Managing Wheat This Spring

Managing Wheat This Spring

March 01, 2017

Well, it’s that time of year again! Spring time is quickly approaching and we are starting to see a green up in our winter wheat crops. An overall general statement would be that the wheat crop so far is looking pretty average in comparison to other years. It is very hard to make money on […]

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Burndown Herbicides

Burndown Herbicides

February 15, 2017

Herbicides play a major role when it comes to controlling weeds, while protecting the environment. By knowing what to expect from different herbicides, a weed control program can be put in place that meets the goals of each farm, both from an economic as well as an environmental standpoint. There are two broad categories of herbicides, […]

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Fertility Requirements of Alfalfa Production

Fertility Requirements of Alfalfa Production

February 01, 2017

Alfalfa production in Southwest Kansas is a profitable crop. Initial seed costs are comparable with corn, but when amortized out for a five to seven year stand, costs are around $20 per acre per year.  Furthermore, since alfalfa is a legume crop, nitrogen fertilizer is not required for production, assuming seed was inoculated and nodules […]

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