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Apr 5, 2018

On today’s episode: corn seeding rates, and how current dry conditions around Kansas should influence those decisions; county government fiscal trends in Kansas over the last decade; the time to apply crabgrass prevention options for home lawns is NOW…

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:00:00 – Corn Seeding Rates K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti looks at corn seeding rate decisions:  he talks about the current dry conditions around the state and how that influences seeding rate...he also goes over a recent K-State research project on optimum seeding rates based on the yield potential of a given field, and he endorses the idea of variable-rate seeding across the field.

00:11:30 – County Government Fiscal Trends:  Extension assistant in the Office of Local Government at K-State, Rebecca Bishop, talks about new information from that office on statewide county government fiscal trends in Kansas over the last decade, and on individual county expenditure and revenue trends in 2017...this information can be used by county policy-makers and their constituents in making fiscal decisions going forward.

00:23:00 – Time for Crabgrass Prevention:  K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle goes over crabgrass prevention options for home lawns, saying that those prevention products need to be applied as soon as possible.

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KState Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the wellbeing of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the KState campus in Manhattan.