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May 16, 2019

Cover crops as a tool for weed control; plant health issues are turning up in newly planted corn as a result of overly wet weather; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; certain landscape trees are showing extraordinary fertility…

00:01:30 – Cover Crops as Weed Control:  K-State weed ecologist Anita Dille provides a research update on cover crops as a tool for weed control in crop rotations:  she highlights how well spring-planted cereal crops perform in suppressing common horseweed in no-till crop systems and pigweeds ahead of soybean production.

00:13:00 – Corn Disease Issues:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about plant health issues turning up in newly planted corn as a result of overly wet weather, including crown stress...and he points out that those same conditions are setting up soybean stands for sudden death syndrome problems later on in the growing season.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:59 – Heavy Seed Set on Landscape Trees:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about the heavy seed set on certain landscape trees this spring, and how that actually could lead to greater water demand by those trees this summer.

 

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