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Town Hall Informational Meeting on Vesicular Stomatitis held on Thursday, June 26th, 2020:



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2020 Chemical Weed Control for Field Crops, Pastures, Rangeland, and Noncropland

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Animals and Livestock Management

    • Cattle
      • 2014 Feed Composition Table
      • Abortions
      • Beef Cow Nutrition Guide
      • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
      • Calving Difficulty in Beef Cattle
      • Corn Gluten Feed: Composition and Feeding Value for Beef and Dairy Cattle
      • Coccidiosis
      • Designing a Bud Box for Cattle Handling
      • Grass Tetany
      • Grazing Distribution
      • Guidelines and Suggested Mineral Mixtures for Stockers and Cows Grazing Native Grass and Tall-Fescue Pastures in Kansas
      • Improving the Value of Your Calf Crop: The Impact of Selected Characteristics on Calf Prices
      • Knowing the Quality of Your Forages is Critical for Feeding Program Efficiency
      • Managing Insect Problems in Beef Cattle
      • Nitrate and Prussic Acid Toxicity in Forage: Causes, Prevention, and Feeding Management
      • Nutritional Composition of Feedstuffs for Beef Cattle
      • Questions and Answers on Beef Cattle Nutrition
      • Selection and Development of Replacement Heifers
      • Starting and Feeding Calves: Nutrition and Vaccination Decisions
      • Stocker Calf and Preventative Herd Health Program
      • Stocker Cattle Management and Nutrition
      • Stocking Rate and Grazing Management
      • Vaccines and Vaccinations
      • Wheat Middlings: Composition, Feeding Value, and Storage Guidelines
      • Winter Calving Management
  • Miscellaneous
  • Poultry

    • Feeding the Small Flock of Poultry
    • Management of The Small Flock of Chickens
    • Resource Guide for Owners of Small Poultry Flocks
  • Rabbits
    • Raising Rabbits
  • Sheep and Goats
    • Dermatophilosis in Sheep and Goats

Crop Management

  • Alfalfa
  • Canola
  • Corn
    • 2018 Kansas Corn Hybrids Book
    • Corn Production Handbook
    • Kansas Corn Management 2018
    • Stalk Rots of Corn and Sorghum (See also Sorghum)
  • Cotton
    • Cotton Production in Kansas
    • Questions and Answers on Managing Herbicide-Resistant Weeds
    • Sericea Lespedeza and the Future of Invasive Species
  • Fertilizing and Planting
    • Considerations for Direct Land Application of Organic Waste Products
    • Estimating Manure Nutrient Availability
    • Kansas Crop Planting Guide
  • Hemp
    • Industrial Hemp in Kansas
  • Herbicides, Pesticides, and Weed Control
    • 2019 Chemical Weed Control for Field Crops, Pastures, Rangeland, and Noncropland
    • Calculating Pesticide Measurements
    • Musk Thistle: Identification and Control
  • Miscellaneous
    • Kansas No-Till Handbook
    • Large Round Bale Hay Storage
    • Rotations and Cultural Practices
  • Oats
    • Spring Oat Varieties for Kansas
  • Sorghum
    • 2018 KANSAS Performance Tests with Grain Sorghum Hybrids
    • Diagnosing Sorghum Production Problems in Kansas
    • Grain Sorghum Production Handbook
    • How a Sorghum Plant Develops
    • Stalk Rots of Corn and Sorghum (See also Corn)
  • Soybeans
    • 2018 KANSAS Performance Tests with Soybean Varieties
    • Soybean Production Handbook
    • Soybean Hulls
    • The Soybean Aphid: A New Pest in Kansas Soybeans
    • Using Foliar Fungicides To Manage Soybean Rust
  • Sunflowers
    • High Plains Sunflower Production Handbook
    • Identifying Caterpillars in Sunflower
  • Wheat
    • 2018 Kansas Wheat Seed Book
    • Diagnosing Wheat Production Problems in Kansas
    • Wheat Production Handbook
    • Wheat Residue
    • Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2013

Farm and Ranch Resources

      • Farm and Family Planning
        • Grain Marketing Plans for Farmers
        • Kansas Family Farmer and Rancher Resources and Services Guide
        • Living in the Country
        • Sustainable Agriculture in Kansas
        • Whole-Farm Planning For Economic and Environmental Sustainability
  • Leases and Rentals
    • 2018 Kansas County-Level Cash Rents for Non-irrigated Cropland
    • Ag Lease 101
    • Ag Lease Law Basics
    • Agriculture Leasing Considerations
    • Cash Farm Lease
    • Crop-Share Farm Leases
    • Crop Share Rental Arrangements for Your Farm
    • Fixed and Flexible Cash Rental Arrangements for Your Farm
    • Hunting Leases in Kansas
    • Kansas Agricultural Lease Law
    • Pasture Rental Arrangements for Your Farm
    • Pasture Leases
    • Pasture and Grasses
      • Grasses
        • Establishing Native Grasses
        • Managing Kansas Grasslands
        • Maintaining Terraces
        • Native Hay Meadow Management
        • Range Grasses of Kansas
        • Smooth Brome Production and Utilization
        • Summer Annual Forages
        • Tall Fescue Production and Utilization
        • The Weedy Bromes
        • Wheat Pasture in Kansas
  • Prescribed Burning
    • Air Quality Concerns of Prescribed Range Burning in Kansas
    • Equipment
    • Planning and Conducting
    • Prescribed Burning as a Management Practice
    • Safety

Water and Aquatic Plants

      • Agricultural Water Use
        • Agricultural Crop Water Use
        • Water Quality Best Management Practices, Effectiveness, and Cost for Reducing Contaminant Losses from Cropland
        • Identification and Management of Blue-green Algae in Farm Ponds
        • Managing Kansas Grazinglands for Water Quality
        • Questions and Answers About Atrazine
  • Aquatic Plants
    • Soil, Water, and Plant Relationships
    • Aquatic Plants and Their Control
  • Irrigation Management
    • Irrigation Formulas and Conversions
    • Scheduling Irrigations by Electrical Resistance Blocks
    • Shock Chlorination Treatment for Irrigation Wells
  • Miscellaneous
    • Agency Authority and Responsibilities for Water in Kansas
    • Kansas Water Supplies
    • Grass Waterways Maintenance
  • Waste Water Systems
    • Onsite Wastewater Systems – Overview
    • Selecting an Onsite Wastewater or Septic System
    • Soil Evaluation for Home Septic Systems
    • Septic Tank Maintenance
    • Wastewater Pond Operation, Maintenance and Repair
    • Why Do Onsite Wastewater (Septic) Systems Fail?
  • Water Quality
    • Atrazine Herbicide: A Water Quality Concern for Kansas
    • Bacterial Contamination of Surface Waters in Kansas
    • Nitrate and Groundwater
    • Nonpoint Source Pollution in Kansas
    • Phosphorus and Water Quality in Kansas
    • Suspended Solids: A Water Quality Concern for Kansas
    • Total Maximum Daily Loads
    • Water Quality Protection: Best Management Practices for Cropland
  • Well Water
    • Plugging Abandoned Wells
    • Recommended Water Tests for Private Wells
    • Testing to Help Ensure Safe Drinking Water
    • Understanding Your Water Test Report



Agriculture Agent:

Charlene Miller
Butler County Extension
206 N. Griffith
El Dorado, KS  67042
Fax: 316-321-2302