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Sandra's Newspaper Column

Sandra Wick K-State Research and Extension Crop Production Agent
Sandra Wick
Post Rock Extension District
Crop Production Agent


Current Issue

Cutiing Wheat Plot

Thank a Farmer Today

For more than 230 years, agriculture has been the vital thread in the fabric of our nation.  America’s farm and ranch families represent the cornerstone of our freedom and way of life – now and in the future.  

Health of Soil

Do you Know the Health of Your Soil?

Soil management practices can have a significant effect on organic matter levels in the soil.

Weeds in the Field

Do you Have Weed Management Plans for 2023?

It is important to scout fields and properly identify young weed seedlings early in the season to develop an effective weed management strategy.

Sulfur Deficiency in Wheat Column

Could Sulfur Deficiency be a Problem in Your Already Drought-Stressed Wheat?

The 2023 wheat crop is certainly struggling at this time mostly from limited moisture and growth development, however, in recent years, sulfur (S) deficiency in wheat has become more common in many areas of Kansas, particularly in no-till wheat. 


Sandra Checking Wheat


What are Some Potential ”Cold Snap” Effects on the 2023 Winter Wheat Crop?

As we all know, there are extremely dry soil conditions around the state which puts the wheat more susceptible to winter damage or winter kill. Dry soils will get colder easier than wet soils.