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Soil Testing Methods

Tyler Gardner, American Agricultural Laboratory While soil testing is frequently overshadowed by newer and more exciting areas of crop production, it remains an integral component of maximum yield production. The particular methods used to obtain soil nutrient levels are often overlooked by producers when choosing a consulting service and agricultural laboratory, and the [...]

2017-09-25T19:29:16+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Fertility|Tags: , , , , |

Pasture Recovery After Grassfire

The change that has occurred in the burned pastures of Southwest Kansas, Oklahoma, and the Texas Panhandle since March has been nothing less than spectacular.  The initial loss of livestock, wildlife, fences, buildings and homes is being replaced with the hope of this land returning to full production. From a distance, you would never know [...]

2017-09-15T13:16:27+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Crops|Tags: , , , , |

The Importance of Managing Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Cotton can be a tricky plant to manage. Unlike most other row crops in the US, it is an indeterminate, perennial plant farmed like an annual through the use of plant growth regulator hormones (PGR). PGRs are used to attempt to shut down or slow the vegetative growth of the cotton and force it into [...]

2018-04-18T16:56:44+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Cotton|Tags: , , , , |

Controlling Volunteer Wheat

As wheat planting season approaches, a couple important questions arise.  When should we kill the volunteer wheat, and how soon before drilling?  Volunteer wheat needs to be controlled at least two weeks prior to drilling.  This should eliminate the majority of pests that are using the volunteer wheat as a host.  Producers may not have [...]

2017-08-14T20:05:04+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |

Managing Resistance Requires Multitude of Tools

If you are involved in agriculture, you have been inundated with information about resistance management. Most of the conversation is centered around herbicide and insecticide resistance that is occurring due to the ability of plants and insects to adapt over time to repeated applications of a similar active ingredient.  Many of the issues we deal [...]

2017-07-25T20:16:43+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Weeds|Tags: , , , , |