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Meadowlark District

Contact us

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to Noon
12:30 to 4:30 PM

Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W Fifth St.
Holton, KS   66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125
Fax: 785-364-4775

Oskaloosa Office
P.O. Box 326
100 E Washington
Oskaloosa, KS  66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212
Fax: 785-863-3511

Seneca Office
1615 Branch St.
Seneca, KS  66538-1504
Phone: 785-336-2184
Fax: 785-336-6060



Crops and Soils

The ever changing world of crop production requires producers to know about everything from global markets – to local production practices.  Meadowlark Extension District staff are available to assist you with your agronomic needs via local demonstration plots, field days, and individual consultations.

corn harvest

We're also your local link to the vast knowledge base that is K-State Research & Extension.

Contact us for all your crops and soils questions.

Interested in getting a Soil Sample/Test?

2023 Demonstration Plot Tour Resources

Private Pesticide Certification

Custom Rates

Rental Rates

Informational Videos

Kansas Mesonet Stations
Brome Recovery Update
    Brome Recovery Presentation with Notes
Brome Recovery Monitoring
Broomsedge Bluestem
Soil Fertility Program

Crops Connection Articles

June 30, 2023
Feb 9, 2023
Jan 27, 2023

Weekly News Articles

Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Rental Arrangement Resources     Audio
Why 50 Degrees?
Fall Herbicide Applications - Beyond The Weeds
Fall Musk Thistle Control
Soil Testing Forage Stands
Fall Forage Stand Evaluations
Soybean SDS
Small Grain Cereal Options
Variability in Soil Sampling
Harvest Weed Managment
Safety During Harvest
Effects of Late Season Usage on Cool Season Grasses
Late Season Weed Control Evaluations     Audio
Soybean Insects and Defoliation
More Heat Stress - Effects on Soybeans
Stressing the Corn Crop
Hemp Dogbane      Audio Version
Post Harvest Hay Field Evaluations
Tar Spot Confirmation - What Does it Mean?
What To Expect From Fungicide Applications To Corn
Summer Monitoring
Hackberry Butterfly & Fall Army Worms
Hay Harvest Heights
Early Summer Sericea Control
Early Fungicide Applications to Corn
Soybean Seedling Diseases      Audio Version
Proper Pesticide Use
Soybean Seed Treatment
Grass Growth & Development - Get... Ready...
Applicator Certification     Audio Version
Native Grass Establishment
Tar Spot
Weed/Brush Control Practices
Stress in Agriculture   Audio Version 
Considering Sulphur
Management of Eastern Redcedar with Herbicides     Audio Version
Farm Transition
Poultry Litter
Kansas Custom Rates
Tar Spot
Basal Bark Herbicide Applications
Cut Stump Herbicide Applications
The Effects of Late Season Usage on Cool Season Grasses
Soil Sampling Challenges
Cover Crop Evaluations
Fall Forage Management
Liming Acid Soils
Still Recovering - Armyworms 2021
Hemp Dogbane
Fungicide Applications in Corn
Plant Nutrient Analysis - Corn
Hay Harvest Plant Response
Pesticide Labels
Hay Harvest Height
Cool Season Grass Season Part II
Cool Season Grass Season
Forage Recovery - Video Summary
Effects of Late Season Usage on Cool Season Grasses
Water Requirements
Multi-stemmed Brush Species - Roughleaf Dogwood
Multi-stemmed Brush Species - Buckbrush
Corn/Soybean Inputs:  Sugar
      University of Wisconsin Resource
      Ohio State Resource
      University of Nebraska
Cold Snap & Insect Life
Sulfur Management in Brome
Broomsedge Bluestem - Considerations for Control
Broomsedge Bluestem - Why it thrives
Weed Seed Movement - A Wisconsin Case Study

      Link to Wisconsin Study
Managing Forages in the Early Fall

Row Crop Diseases & Fungicide Resistance

Missouri Nitrogen Studies

Soybean Residue - Worth More Than You Think

Alternative Corn N Sources/Timing

Fertility Management of Cool Season Forages

Soybean Fertility Considerations
Nitrogen Loss in Wet Soils