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Phillips Rooks District


The crop science programs are diverse and include all disciplines related to crop production: agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, biological and agricultural engineering and more. The K-State Research and Extension team communicates and translates research findings into practical education programs with the final goal of assisting Kansans to improve current production practices and profitability.

2021 Wheat Plot Results

Phillips County Results
Rooks County Results

Requirements for Dicamba and Paraquat Application

Do you plan on applying a dicamba based product: Engenia, XtendiMax or Tavium with Vaporgrip this year? If so, here is some information for you. 
Do you plan to apply Paraquat this year? If so, you may be interested in this information. 
2021 Kansas Paraquat Training Information

Calculating Your Cost of Production in Cropping Systems

Knowing the production costs of your crops is a prerequisite for determining how well your farm business is doing. It enables you to evaluate how efficiently resources are being used in your farm operation, to predict how your business will respond to specific changes, and how to make other useful decisions for attaining your goals. Cody Miller, Ag and Natural Resources Extension Agent for the Phillips-Rooks District will take you through the calculations of determining your cost of production in cropping systems. He will use corn as the example, however, all other crops can be applied.

Presentation by Cody Miller

Leasing Arrangements Survey

The Phillips-Rooks Extension District conducts a Leasing Arrangements Survey in the counties of Phillips and Rooks each year.  The most recent leasing survey was completed in December 2020. Each county randomly mailed 50 surveys to landowners/tenants in each of the counties with each township represented. The surveys were then compiled and summarized in individualized county reports.

2020 Phillips County Cropland and Pasture Lease Survey Results
2020 Rooks County Cropland and Pasture Lease Survey Results


Cover Crops

Are you considering the use of cover crops in your cropping rotation? Here's a video about the basics of cover crops and implementation into your crop and/or livestock operation. 

Cover Crop 101 Webinar




Agronomy eUpdate

Chemical Weed Control Guide

Crop Production

Pests & Beneficial Insects

Stored Product Pests

Pesticides & IPM Program

Diagnostic Lab

Disease Publications

Soil Testing Lab

Weather Data Library

Land & Leasing

Cover Crop Decision Tool

Crop Budgets

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Custom Rates

Grain Marketing

Finance and Business Planning

Ag Policy