Foster County Independent - The Official Newspaper for Foster County

By Jeff Gale 

Field & Garden: Crops, soil health in Foster County


January 31, 2022

Winter wheat, soybeans and grain sorghum were the common crops in northeast Kansas when I was growing up.

A field of corn was a rare sight. The corn varieties at the time didn't perform well during hot, dry Kansas summers.

We grew grain sorghum (also called "milo") because it was a reliable crop under our growing conditions. It also made reasonably good livestock feed.

That's not to say that g...

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