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ISSUE DATE: 06/06/2011

Family considers new alfalfa variety's role in no-till rotation

By Jennifer M. Latzke

It all started with a flood.

In 2006 the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin dropped up to 20 inches of rain in four hours on Lyndon Jameson's alfalfa bottom ground--washing away topsoil and acres of established alfalfa stands.

"It was late August and we'd already had the ground worked up; back then we tilled everything," Jameson said. Jameson has raised alfalfa, wheat and cattle in the Geary, Okla., area for more than 30 years, tilling the soil just as his father and grandfather had done before him. "I am an old deep-tillage farmer," Jameson said. But the flood and the damage that was done to his fields caused him and his son-in-law Jeff Brower to re-think their tillage practices.


NEWS

Brownback defends wind farm-free zone decision
Counties approved for emergency CRP grazing
Counties approved for emergency CRP grazing
Dodge City farmer, businessman named chair of Kansas Water Authority
EPA issues compliance orders to CAFOs
Extension agents get ag security training
Farm Bureau names summer intern
Fred Stout Experience Awards named
Guymon rodeo a winning homecoming for many cowboys
Hoffman Harvesting enjoys Texas hospitality
Homegrown energy is good for ag, consumers
Initial Public Offerings market
Initiative seeks input in rural Missouri
K-State opens Olathe campus
MSGA nominates ranch for Environmental Stewardship Award
MU to host Bobwhite Quail Summit, Field Day
OFB raises funds for Ag Legal Foundation
Plan ahead for natural disasters
Project uses nanotechnology in ag
REAP funding available for renewable energy systems
Roland Harvesting joins All Aboard Harvest
State Board of Agriculture meets
State continues to monitor spread of EHV-1 in horses
USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres
USDA promotes next-generation biofuels
USMEF announces expanded South Korea initiative
Weather delays harvest for the Miseners
Zeorian Harvesting sports a new color this year

CROPS

Borlaug Fellowship winner researches finger millet
CDA accepting listings for hay directory
Conservation districts, OSU caution producers about plowing
Consider crop options after hail
Determine whether soil is suitable for restoration
Extension to host organic winter wheat tours
Family considers new alfalfa variety's role in no-till rotation
Follow the bloom
Harvest stressed alfalfa before leaf drop
Identify common weeds
Insect control in winter canola requires vigilance
Manage spring dead spot disease
Most corn in V3 stage
New ethanol treatment for small engines
New guide for E85, ethanol blender pumps available
NMSU researchers study production of late-planted, low-water forage crops
NMSU to hold plant disease and pest first-detector training
No-till on the Plains hosts June 17 meetings
Pale yellow wheat could indicate sulfur deficiency
Plan ahead if considering no-till
Presentation offers insights on yellow flash in soybean
Rain comes too late in many parts of Texas
Reliable soybean source
Scientist catalogs genetic codes in switchgrass
Scientists study RNA silencing, plant stem cells
Scout wheat fields for diseases
Soybeans can benefit from fungicide seed treatment
Soybeans may gain acres as flooding recedes
Sunflower prices reach all-time high
Take steps to get uniform soybean stand
Water improvements cost-effective
Watershed perspective focus of range schools
World's blueberries protected in unique, living collection

LIVESTOCK

Ag food chain workshop helps educators get educated
Beef Quality Assurance programs offered
Cattlemen call for fair market access
Conditions ripe for tick infestations
Disaster assistance available for livestock lost in tornadoes
Good nutrition vital from calving to breeding
Herdsman Short Course Series set for dairy industry in June
Joplin still site for dairy grazing conference in July
KCA supports COOL law
K-State, Cargill to host Reciprocal Meat Conference
Livestock disaster assistance available
Newell sheep sales report
Prevent swine from getting sunburn
Ranch tour to highlight MSGA Mid-Year Meeting
Regents recognize joint poultry processing venture
Stockgrowers applaud Livestock Marketing Fairness Act
Submit Red Angus GridMaster data now
UNL feedlot research to look at ethanol by-product

EDITOR

And they're off!
On Memorial Day, we remember: Freedom is not free
The tale of two extremes

COLUMNS

Customized display available for sprayers
Frame-worthy reminder
Free trade agreements 'held hostage' over aid for displaced workers, firms
Just a scoop full
New nematicide seed treatment protects soybeans
Storms on the Plains
Three new compact track loaders debut
Where are you headed?

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Colorado wheat crop in mostly fair condition
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Hay prices mostly steady
Hay trade slow to moderate
Heavy rain limits planting progress
High Plains slaughter news
Majority of Kansas receives much needed rainfall
New Mexico faces hot and windy weather conditions
North Arkansas livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Precipitation slows planting progress again
Rain and flood concerns continue in Missouri
Rain hampers farming efforts in Montana
Rainfall hampers fieldwork in Nebraska
Salina livestock auction report
Slow week for fieldwork
Springfield livestock auction report
Tornados Result in Ten Deaths and Untold Destruction
TX drought conditions continue
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat, corn, soybeans lower
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle auction report
Wyoming temperatures remain cool

RANGE

Huron cattle sales report

FAMILY

Allergies can affect your pets
CAWG scholarship winners announced
Center serves as rural voice
Check pets for brown dog ticks
Extension to hold pond management seminar
Extension to host food preservation workshop
Extreme Makeover show seeks ag family
Gambling problem?
Getting rid of nuisance plants in ponds, lakes
Make gardening easier
Manage spring dead spot disease
Meditation for 6-6-11
Mesalands Rodeo Team ranked second in nation
Minimize farm risks to children
Mulching tomatoes
Pet
Pink rot is focus of potato webcast
Small game licenses now on sale
Sweet memories
Tisbury's facade has special touches
Turk's cap named new Texas Superstar
Use ceiling fans to cut cooling costs
West Plains FFA wins Chapter Challenge
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