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Grain Sorghum Yield Response To Water Availability, J. P. Broeckelman, E. A. Adee, G. J. Kluitenberg, I. A. Ciampitti Jan 2015

Grain Sorghum Yield Response To Water Availability, J. P. Broeckelman, E. A. Adee, G. J. Kluitenberg, I. A. Ciampitti

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Yield effects of irrigation on sorghum and corn were compared, but this report is merely focused on the sorghum phase of the crop rotation. Mean yield for irrigated sorghum was 168 bu/a, whereas dryland yield was 145 bu/a. The latter represents a yield improvement of 24 bu/a, an increase of approximately 2 bu/a per unit (in.) of water applied (considering a total of 11 in. of water applied in the irrigation block).

The irrigated sorghum used a mean of 7.8 in. more water than the dryland, which suggests that the dryland sorghum consumed 3.4 ...


Effects Of Grinding Corn Through A 2-, 3-, Or 4-High Roller Mill On Milling Characteristics, And Commercial Finishing Pig Growth Performance And Carcass Characteristics, J. T. Gebhardt, K. F. Coble, M. D. Tokach, J. M. Derouchey, R. D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth, C. R. Stark, C. K. Jones, S. S. Dritz Jan 2015

Effects Of Grinding Corn Through A 2-, 3-, Or 4-High Roller Mill On Milling Characteristics, And Commercial Finishing Pig Growth Performance And Carcass Characteristics, J. T. Gebhardt, K. F. Coble, M. D. Tokach, J. M. Derouchey, R. D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth, C. R. Stark, C. K. Jones, S. S. Dritz

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 922 pigs [PIC TR4 × (FAST Large white × PIC Landrace), initially 88.3 lb] were used in a 97-d experiment to determine the effects of grinding corn through various roller mill configurations on milling characteristics as well as growth performance and carcass characteristics of finishing pigs in a commercial setting. Pens were randomly allotted to 1 of 4 experimental treatments by initial BW with 11 pens per treatment and 21 pigs per pen. All diets were fed in 5 phases with the same corn-soybean meal-based diets containing 20% dried distiller’s grains with solubles. Experimental treatments included: (1 ...


Effect Of Diet Type And Added Copper On Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Energy Digestibility, Gut Morphology, And Mucosal Mrna Expression Of Finishing Pigs, K. F. Coble, D. D. Burnett, R. D. Goodband, J. M. Gonzales, J. Usry, M. D. Tokach, J. R. Pluske, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, J. R. Flohr, M. A. Vaughn Jan 2015

Effect Of Diet Type And Added Copper On Growth Performance, Carcass Characteristics, Energy Digestibility, Gut Morphology, And Mucosal Mrna Expression Of Finishing Pigs, K. F. Coble, D. D. Burnett, R. D. Goodband, J. M. Gonzales, J. Usry, M. D. Tokach, J. R. Pluske, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, J. R. Flohr, M. A. Vaughn

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 757 pigs (PIC 337 × 1050, initially 60.8 lb) were used to determine the effects of added Cu (TBCC, tribasic copper chloride, IntelliBond C; Micronutrients, Inc., Indianapolis, IN) and diet type on growth performance, carcass characteristics, energy digestibility, gut morphology, and mucosal mRNA expression of finishing pigs. Pens of pigs were allotted to 1 of 4 dietary treatments, balanced on average pen weight in a randomized complete-block design with 26 to 28 pigs per pen and 7 replications per treatment. Treatments were arranged as a 2 × 2 factorial with main effects of diet type, a corn-soybean meal-based ...


Influence Of Simulated Golf Cart Traffic And Nitrogen Rate On Buffalograss Quality, E. Alderman, J. Hoyle, J. Fry, S. Keeley Jan 2015

Influence Of Simulated Golf Cart Traffic And Nitrogen Rate On Buffalograss Quality, E. Alderman, J. Hoyle, J. Fry, S. Keeley

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Application of 2 and 3 lb N/1,000 ft2 resulted in acceptable buffalograss quality when subjected to simulated golf cart traffic. Across all fertilizer treatments, traffic rates of 8 and 16 passes per week resulted in unacceptable quality ratings for the study duration.


Evaluating The Impact Of Maternal Vitamin D Supplementation On Sow Performance, Serum Vitamin Metabolites, Neonatal Muscle And Bone Characteristics, And Subsequent Pre-Weaning Pig Performance, J. R. Flohr, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. D. Goodband, J. M. Derouchey, J. R. Bergstrom Jan 2015

Evaluating The Impact Of Maternal Vitamin D Supplementation On Sow Performance, Serum Vitamin Metabolites, Neonatal Muscle And Bone Characteristics, And Subsequent Pre-Weaning Pig Performance, J. R. Flohr, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. D. Goodband, J. M. Derouchey, J. R. Bergstrom

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 56 gestating sows (PIC 1050; 35-d post-insemination) were used in a 30-d trial to determine the serum 25(OH)D3 response to increasing concentrations of vitamins D3. At initiation, sows were randomly allotted to 1 of 7 dietary vitamin D3 treatments (91, 363, 726, 1,451, 2,903, 5,806, or 11,612 IU of vitamin D3/lb of complete diet) with 8 sows per treatment. All sows were fed 5.5 lb daily at 0800. Increasing vitamin D3 increased (quadratic; P < 0.001) serum 25(OH)D3 with the response depicted by the following prediction equation:

Serum 25 ...


Effect Of Fish Meal Source On Nursery Pig Performance, A. M. Jones, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Derouchey Jan 2015

Effect Of Fish Meal Source On Nursery Pig Performance, A. M. Jones, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Derouchey

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 600 pigs (Exp. 1, n=250, PIC 327 × 1050; Exp. 2, n=350, DNA Line 200 × 400 with an initial BW of 15.6 ± 0.1 and 14.3 ± 0.2, respectively) were used in two 14-d experiments to determine the effects of fish meal source on nursery pig performance. Each experiment had 10 pens per treatment and five pigs per pen. In Exp. 1, pigs were allotted to pens at weaning (d 0) and were fed a common starter diet for 5 d. On d 5, pens of pigs were allotted by BW to experimental diets ...


Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Iron Chelates In Managing Iron Deficiency Chlorosis In Grain Sorghum, A. Obour, R. Perumal Jan 2015

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of Iron Chelates In Managing Iron Deficiency Chlorosis In Grain Sorghum, A. Obour, R. Perumal

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Grain sorghum production in alkaline or calcareous soils is frequently affected by iron (Fe) chlorosis. Soil conditions such as high pH, high free calcium carbonate (lime), and low organic matter favor development of iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC), which can delay crop maturity and reduce yields. Two field experiments were conducted in the summer of 2014 to determine the effectiveness of Fe chelate application in alleviating IDC in grain sorghum. Treatments in the first study were four Fe chelate application rates (0, 3, 6, and 9 lb/a) applied either in-furrow with the seed at the time of planting or 2 ...


Wheat Stubble Height On Subsequent Corn And Grain Sorghum Crops, A. Schlegel Jan 2015

Wheat Stubble Height On Subsequent Corn And Grain Sorghum Crops, A. Schlegel

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A field study initiated in 2006 was designed to evaluate the effects of three wheat stubble heights on subsequent grain yields of corn and grain sorghum. Corn yields in 2014 were similar to the long-term average, while sorghum yields were greater than the long-term average. Taller cut stubble in 2014 increased biomass production of corn and yield for grain sorghum. When averaged across 2007 through 2014, corn grain yields were 9 bu/a greater when planted into either tall or strip-cut stubble than into low-cut stubble. Average grain sorghum yields were not significantly affected by wheat stubble height. Water use ...


Use Of A Handheld Thermal Torch As A Herbicide-Resistance Management Tool, J. Hoyle, J. Reeves, E. Alderman Jan 2015

Use Of A Handheld Thermal Torch As A Herbicide-Resistance Management Tool, J. Hoyle, J. Reeves, E. Alderman

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Handheld thermal torches could possibly become a tool to reduce glyphosate-resistant annual bluegrass populations. One month after treatment, 5- and 6-second handheld thermal heat treatments reduced annual bluegrass populations by 50 and 60%, respectively.


Effects Of Creep Feed Pellet Diameter On Suckling And Nursery Pig Performance, A. B. Clark, J. A. De Jong, J. M. Derouchey, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth Jan 2015

Effects Of Creep Feed Pellet Diameter On Suckling And Nursery Pig Performance, A. B. Clark, J. A. De Jong, J. M. Derouchey, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 26 litters of pigs (PIC 327 × 1050; initially 7.1 lb and 10 d of age) were used in a 31-d growth trial to evaluate the effects of creep feed pellet diameter on suckling pig and subsequent nursery pig growth performance. On d 10 of the suckling phase, sows and their litters were allotted to one of two dietary treatments by parity and pig weight in a completely randomized design with 13 replications per treatment. Starting on d 10, pigs were fed the same creep feed formulation, but pelleted using either a 1/8 in. (small) or ...


Comparing Standing Heat And Estrotect Heat Detection Patches, S. K. Johnson, J. R. Jaeger Jan 2015

Comparing Standing Heat And Estrotect Heat Detection Patches, S. K. Johnson, J. R. Jaeger

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A recent survey showed that 66% of producers surveyed used some amount of heat detection in their artificial insemination program, and 74% of producers that used heat detection aids had tried Estrotect (Rockway, Inc.; Spring Valley, WS) heat detection patches. The peel-and-stick application made Estrotect more popular than types that required adhesive application. The patches are designed so that when the animal is mounted the top surface layer is removed, much like scratching a lottery ticket. After several mounts the entire layer is removed, leaving a bright-colored surface behind. A new type of patch, Standing Heat (Standing Heat, LLC; Dannebrog ...


Tillage Study For Corn And Soybean: Comparing Vertical, Deep, And No-Till, E. A. Adee Jan 2015

Tillage Study For Corn And Soybean: Comparing Vertical, Deep, And No-Till, E. A. Adee

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

The need for tillage in corn and soybean production in the Kansas River Valley continues to be debated. The soils of the Kansas River Valley are highly variable, with much of the soil sandy to silty loam in texture. These soils tend to be relatively low in organic matter (<2%) and susceptible to wind erosion. Although typically well drained, these soils can develop compaction layers under certain conditions. A tillage study was initiated in the fall of 2011 at the Kansas River Valley Experiment Field near Topeka to compare deep vs. shallow vs. no-till vs. deep tillage in alternate years. Corn and soybean crops are rotated annually. This is intended to be a long-term study to determine if soil characteristics and yields change in response to a history of each tillage system.


Weed Control In Irrigated Corn With Combinations Of Corvus, Balance Flexx, Capreno, Laudis, Harness, Atrazine, Glyphosate, Dual, And Diflexx, R. Currie, P. Geier Jan 2015

Weed Control In Irrigated Corn With Combinations Of Corvus, Balance Flexx, Capreno, Laudis, Harness, Atrazine, Glyphosate, Dual, And Diflexx, R. Currie, P. Geier

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Most preemergence treatments followed by postemergence treatments provided better Palmer amaranth control than preemergence treatments alone or early postemergence treatments alone (Table 2). The better treatments provided good control of Palmer amaranth, kochia, Russian thistle, crabgrass, green foxtail, and shattercane. All treatments elevated yield over the untreated control.


2013 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Bermudagrass Test, L. Parsons, J. Griffin, J. Hoyle Jan 2015

2013 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Bermudagrass Test, L. Parsons, J. Griffin, J. Hoyle

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Kansas represents the northernmost region in the central United States where bermudagrass can be successfully grown as a perennial turfgrass. Historically, few cultivars that have both acceptable quality and adequate cold-tolerance have been available to local growers. Because new introductions are continually being selected for improved hardiness and quality, both seeded and vegetative types need regular evaluation to determine their long-range suitability for use in Kansas.


Combined Effects Of Topdressing, Cultivation, And Carfentrazone-Ethyl On Silvery-Thread Moss Infestation, Z. Raudenbush, S. Keeley Jan 2015

Combined Effects Of Topdressing, Cultivation, And Carfentrazone-Ethyl On Silvery-Thread Moss Infestation, Z. Raudenbush, S. Keeley

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

The greatest reduction in silvery-thread moss (STM; Bryum argenteum Hedw.) cover was achieved when cultivation treatments were used in conjunction with carfentrazone.


Effects Of Amino Acid And Energy Intake During Late Gestation On Piglet Birth Weight And Reproductive Performance Of Gilts And Sows Housed Under Commercial Conditions, M. A. Goncalves, K. M. Gourley, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, N. M. Bello, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband Jan 2015

Effects Of Amino Acid And Energy Intake During Late Gestation On Piglet Birth Weight And Reproductive Performance Of Gilts And Sows Housed Under Commercial Conditions, M. A. Goncalves, K. M. Gourley, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, N. M. Bello, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

The objective of this study was to determine the effects of amino acid (AA) and energy intake during late gestation on piglet birth weight and reproductive performance of high-performing gilts and sows housed under commercial conditions. At d 90 of gestation, a total of 1,102 females (PIC 1050) were housed in pens by parity group (P1 or P2+), blocked by weight within each pen, and each female was randomly assigned to dietary treatments within weight block. Dietary treatments consisted of combinations of 2 standardized ileal digestible (SID) AA (10.7 or 20.0 g SID Lys intake/d with ...


Effects Of Standardized Ileal Digestible Lysine On Nursery Pig Growth Performance, C. M. Vier, I. B. De Souza, J. A. De Jong, M. A. Goncalves, A. M. Jones, R. D. Goodband, M. D. Tokach, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz Jan 2015

Effects Of Standardized Ileal Digestible Lysine On Nursery Pig Growth Performance, C. M. Vier, I. B. De Souza, J. A. De Jong, M. A. Goncalves, A. M. Jones, R. D. Goodband, M. D. Tokach, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Lysine is the first limiting amino acid in swine diets, thus providing the appropriate level in the diet is critical to growth performance. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the standardized ileal digestible (SID) Lys requirement of nursery pigs from 15 to 35 lb. A total of 300 maternal line barrows (200 × 400, DNA, Columbus, NE; initially 14.9 ± 0.5 lb BW) were fed six experimental diets as part of a 21-d trial. Pigs were randomly allotted to pens at weaning based on BW, and were fed a common pelleted diet for 9 d after weaning ...


Effects Of Standardized Ileal Digestible Valine:Lysine Ratio On The Growth Performance And Economics Of Finishing Pigs From 55 To 100 Lb, M. A. Goncalves, J. Jacquez, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, K. J. Touchette, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband Jan 2015

Effects Of Standardized Ileal Digestible Valine:Lysine Ratio On The Growth Performance And Economics Of Finishing Pigs From 55 To 100 Lb, M. A. Goncalves, J. Jacquez, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, K. J. Touchette, J. M. Derouchey, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

The objective of these experiments was to determine the effects of SID Val:Lys ratio in low CP and low lysine diets on the growth performance and economics of finishing pigs from 55 to 100 lb. In Exp. 1, a total of 1,134 gilts (PIC 337 × 1050, initially 68.8 lb BW) were used in a 19-d growth trial with 27 pigs per pen and seven pens per treatment in a randomized complete block design with pens blocked by initial average BW. There was a total of six dietary treatments: 59.0, 62.5, 65.9, 69.6, 73 ...


Effects Of Varying Methodologies On Grain Particle Size Analysis, J. R. Kalivoda, C. K. Jones, C. R. Stark Jan 2015

Effects Of Varying Methodologies On Grain Particle Size Analysis, J. R. Kalivoda, C. K. Jones, C. R. Stark

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Particle size reduction is an important component of feed manufacturing that impacts pellet quality, feed flowability, and pig feed efficiency. The correct determination of particle size is important for feed manufacturers, nutritionists, and pork producers to meet target specifications. The current method for determining the geometric mean diameter (dgw) and geometric standard deviation (Sgw) of grains has been published by the ANSI/ASAE S319.4. This method controls many variables, including the suggested quantity of initial material and the type, number, and size of sieves. However, the method allows for variation in shake time, sieve agitators, and the use of ...


Re-Evaluating Floor Space Allowance And Removal Strategy Effects On The Growth Of Heavyweight Finishing Pigs, J. R. Flohr, M. D. Tokach, John F. Patience, G. Gourley, J. M. Derouchey, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband Jan 2015

Re-Evaluating Floor Space Allowance And Removal Strategy Effects On The Growth Of Heavyweight Finishing Pigs, J. R. Flohr, M. D. Tokach, John F. Patience, G. Gourley, J. M. Derouchey, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

This study was performed to evaluate the impact of initial floor space allowance and various topping strategies (removal of the heaviest pigs in a pen prior to marketing the finishing group) on the growth performance of heavyweight finishing pigs. A total of 1,092 pigs (initially 80.1 lb) were allotted to one of 4 experimental treatments with 14 pens per treatment. The first treatment stocked pigs at 9.7 ft2 (15 pigs/pen) throughout the study. The other three treatments initially stocked pigs at 6.9 ft2. The second treatment (2:2:2) topped the two heaviest ...


Influence Of Carcass Fat Iodine Value And Packaging Type On Shelf-Life Of Bacon Slices Packaged For Hotels, Restaurants, And Institutions (Hri), A. M. Tapian, B. L. Goehring, J. A. Unruh, B. M. Gerlach, G. D. Mccoy, J. M. Derouchey, R. C. Johnson, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Gonzales, M. J. Matney, T. A. Houser Jan 2015

Influence Of Carcass Fat Iodine Value And Packaging Type On Shelf-Life Of Bacon Slices Packaged For Hotels, Restaurants, And Institutions (Hri), A. M. Tapian, B. L. Goehring, J. A. Unruh, B. M. Gerlach, G. D. Mccoy, J. M. Derouchey, R. C. Johnson, S. S. Dritz, J. M. Gonzales, M. J. Matney, T. A. Houser

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Pork carcasses were selected for fat iodine value (IV) using a NitFom™ sensor. Carcasses were sorted into 3 IV categories, with the target IV range defined as 58 to 63 (low), 68 to 73 (intermediate), and 78 to 83 (high). Seventy-two pork carcasses were identified and bellies collected from both the right and left sides of the carcass for a total of 144 bellies in the study, with 48 bellies (24 carcasses) in each IV category. This experiment had 3 IV treatments, with an average measured carcass IV of 66.5 g/100g (low), 72.6 g/100g (intermediate), and ...


Corn Response To Foliar-Applied Zinc Fertilizers, A. Lamb, N. O. Nelson Jan 2015

Corn Response To Foliar-Applied Zinc Fertilizers, A. Lamb, N. O. Nelson

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

This study was conducted to determine corn response to three foliar-applied zinc sources. The study was conducted on dryland corn in Manhattan, KS, during the 2014 growing season. Yields were low as a result of very low precipitation during pollination and grain fill. There was no yield response to foliar-applied Zn; however, grain analysis show significant increases in grain Zn concentration from foliar-applied Zn. Foliar-applied Zn products are effective for increasing Zn uptake in corn. Additional studies need to be conducted to determine the yield response.


Forage Production Of Sorghum Cultivars, J. L. Moyer Jan 2015

Forage Production Of Sorghum Cultivars, J. L. Moyer

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Total production from three cuttings of eight hay-type sorghum entries was greater from ‘Sweet Sioux WMR,’ ‘Cadan 99B,’ and ‘Trudan Headless’ than from ‘SDH 2942BMR’ and ‘AS6402.’ A separate test of 15 forage sorghums was conducted to assess dry matter (DM) production and other characteristics. Yields of ‘SPX-28313’ and ‘1990’ exceeded yields of 11 other entries. Production of ‘SPX3952,’ ‘AF7102,’ and ‘Atlas’ was less than that of six of the higher-yielding entries. Sorghum production tests were also conducted at Ottawa and Hutchinson (see KAES Research Reports, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Kansas Field Research).


Fallow Replacement Crop (Cover Crops, Annual Forages, And Short-Season Grain Crops) Effects On Available Soil Water, J. D. Holman, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell, I. Kisekka, A. Obour Jan 2015

Fallow Replacement Crop (Cover Crops, Annual Forages, And Short-Season Grain Crops) Effects On Available Soil Water, J. D. Holman, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell, I. Kisekka, A. Obour

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Producers are interested in growing cover crops and reducing fallow. Limited information is available on growing crops in place of fallow in the semiarid Great Plains. Between 2012 and 2015, spring cover, annual forage, and grain crops were grown in place of fallow in a no-till wheat-grain sorghum-fallow (WSF) rotation in southwest Kansas. Growing a cover, hay, or grain crop in place of fallow reduced the amount of stored soil moisture at wheat planting. On average, cover crops stored slightly more moisture than hay crops, but this soil moisture difference did not affect wheat yields. Soil moisture after grain crops ...


Herbicide Evaluation For Control Of Kochia And Palmer Amaranth In Teff Grass, J. D. Holman, C. Thompson, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell Jan 2015

Herbicide Evaluation For Control Of Kochia And Palmer Amaranth In Teff Grass, J. D. Holman, C. Thompson, T. Roberts, S. Maxwell

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Eleven postemergence herbicide treatments were applied to teff grown for forage to evaluate Palmer amaranth and kochia control, as well as crop tolerance. Effective Palmer amaranth control was achieved with all herbicide treatments, while less than satisfactory kochia control was obtained with atrazine and Harmony. Clarity, 2,4-D, and Huskie applied alone appeared to control kochia, but kochia density was low in the plots. Had the kochia population been higher, similar efficacy ratings may have been attained. Huskie or atrazine caused the most injury to teff. The first harvest suggests these herbicides reduced forage yield to less than 3,000 ...


Irrigation Scheduling Based On Soil Moisture Sensors And Evapotranspiration, J. Aguilar, D. Rogers, I. Kisekka Jan 2015

Irrigation Scheduling Based On Soil Moisture Sensors And Evapotranspiration, J. Aguilar, D. Rogers, I. Kisekka

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Irrigation scheduling is crucial to effectively manage water resources and optimize profitability of an irrigated operation. Tools that can be customized to a field’s characteristics can greatly facilitate irrigation scheduling decisions. Soil moisture sensors and the evapotranspiration (ET)-based KanSched are two of the tools that could be implemented in an irrigated farm. Focusing on the installation of soil moisture sensors, demonstration set-ups were established at the Southwest Research-Extension Center plots in Garden City, Kansas, and in a producer’s field, each with three types of moisture sensors at different depths. Among others, this project validates the importance of ...


Response Of Drought Tolerant And Conventional Corn To Limited Irrigation, I. Kisekka, F. Lamm, J. D. Holman Jan 2015

Response Of Drought Tolerant And Conventional Corn To Limited Irrigation, I. Kisekka, F. Lamm, J. D. Holman

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

With declining water levels in the Ogallala aquifer, many wells cannot supply peak irrigation water needs for corn. Emerging drought-tolerant (DT) corn hybrids could help farmers maintain yield with limited capacity wells. A knowledge gap exists comparing transgenic DT and conventional corn hybrids in yield response to water level. The purpose of this study was to compare yield, yield components, water productivity, and irrigation water use efficiency response of DT corn with cspB (DKC 6267 DGVT- 2PRO) transgene trait and conventional corn hybrid (DKC 62-98 VT2PRO) with similar maturity to full and limited irrigation. Preliminary results from the 2014 growing ...


Evaluation Of New Zoysiagrass Experimental Lines For Winter Hardiness And Turf Quality In The Transition Zone, R. Braun, J. Fry, M. Kennelly Jan 2015

Evaluation Of New Zoysiagrass Experimental Lines For Winter Hardiness And Turf Quality In The Transition Zone, R. Braun, J. Fry, M. Kennelly

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

A total of 881 zoysiagrass progeny originating from parental crosses at Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Dallas were planted in 2012, and an additional 104 progeny were planted by Kansas State University researchers in 2013. Starting in 2013, grasses were rated visually on 10 occasions through 2014. These ratings occurred throughout the year to evaluate winter survival and six turf quality characteristics to identify those progeny best adapted to the Kansas site. In September 2014, the top 20 of the original 985 progeny were selected and returned to Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Dallas, Texas, for propagation.


Evaluation Of Experimental Zoysiagrasses In Southern Kansas, L. Parsons, J. Fry Jan 2015

Evaluation Of Experimental Zoysiagrasses In Southern Kansas, L. Parsons, J. Fry

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Kansas State University has been cooperating with Texas A&M AgriLife Research – Dallas to identify zoysiagrasses that are superior in quality to ‘Meyer,’ the industry standard, and that have equivalent or better freeze tolerance. Six of eight experimental crosses between select Zoysia cultivars were established in Wichita, Kansas, in 2009 and since that time have had consistently superior ratings in three or more measures.


Dormant Turfgrass Paint And Glyphosate Application Timing Effects On Annual Bluegrass And Tall Fescue Control, J. Hoyle, J. Reeves Jan 2015

Dormant Turfgrass Paint And Glyphosate Application Timing Effects On Annual Bluegrass And Tall Fescue Control, J. Hoyle, J. Reeves

Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports

Excellent annual bluegrass control can be achieved with dormant glyphosate and glyphosate + Endurant treatments applied November through February. The addition of Endurant to glyphosate in early applications (November and December) increases tall fescue control.