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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: , , , , |

What Is The Cost Of Saving Your Own Wheat Seed?

Many producers plan on saving back some wheat for seed.  This is partially a cost saving decision.  But the question is whether it truly is cheaper to save your own seed vs buying certified seed. Starting with a good quality clean seed at planting is one of the most important things we do.  We very [...]

2017-06-01T08:00:24+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Crops, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |

Monitoring Water Use Through Water Meter Log

It appears that we are heading into a drier than normal spring across the High Plains, and the long-term weather forecast is for normal to below normal precipitation this summer.  So, what else is new! Many irrigators are already utilizing a portion of their water allotment to fill the moisture profile prior to planting, and [...]

Ecology On The Farm

Logan McGarrah, Crop Quest Agronomist 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 [...]

2017-03-15T08:00:13+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Crops|Tags: , , , , |

Managing Wheat This Spring

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 [...]

2017-03-01T08:00:34+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Agronomic, Crops, Wheat|Tags: , , , , |