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Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Plow Through!

Posted on September 26th, by Administrator in. Comments Off on Sometimes You’ve Just Got to Plow Through!

In 2013 we deep tilled a strip of dry land that hadn’t been turned over in years. That strip made about double the wheat yield in 2014. Based on that evidence, we decided that several fields could benefit from a good soil churning, and this was the year to do … Read More »

Drought Still Prevalent in Western Kansas

Posted on April 17th, by Administrator in. Comments Off on Drought Still Prevalent in Western Kansas

The temperatures this week were quite variable as very warm temperatures were followed by very cold temperatures at the end of the week. Most of the region was 2-4 degrees above normal.

Portions of Nebraska and eastern Kansas saw a mix of thunderstorms, rain, and wet snow, but this was not enough … Read More »

Ocean Temperatures Offer Clues to Crop Season Weather

Posted on March 6th, by Administrator in. Comments Off on Ocean Temperatures Offer Clues to Crop Season Weather

AG Web published an interesting article dissecting the current ocean temperatures’ potential effects on this year’s growing season. If current ocean temperatures persist and expand (Pacific moving to a warm phase and Atlantic moving toward a cold phase), “risk analysis would indicate that drought frequency across the entire Corn Belt … Read More »