Feb 13, 2018
On today’s episode: the potential benefits of treating soybean seeds ahead of spring planting; an overview of new regulations for farm equipment that travel on public roadways; and if you have a leaky farm pond, this is a good time to make those repairs…
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 – Pre-Treating Soybean Seed: K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about what's to be gained by treating soybean seed with a fungicide ahead of spring planting...he points to the specific seedling diseases that merit investment in a seed treatment, and he cites a helpful reference for growers in selecting a treatment product.
00:11:29 – New Regulations For Farm Equipment: K-State agricultural engineer Ed Brokesh talks about the regulations now in effect under the Agricultural Machinery Illumination and Safety Act, which promotes greater visibility of farm equipment as it travels public roadways...he talks about what machinery does and doesn't have to meet the new regulations, and what illumination requirements apply to those who fabricate their own over-the-road equipment.
00:22:46 – Farm Pond Repair: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about renovating a leaky farm pond at this time, as the dry conditions are offering an opportunity to do so.
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