Apr 26, 2018
On today’s episode: the new Kansas agricultural land values report, covering land value trends in 2017; the latest K-State field research on soybean planting dates and variety maturity selection; several insect pests at work in home landscapes right 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 – Agricultural Land Values Update: K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks in greater detail about K-State's just-released Kansas agricultural land values report, which covers land value trends in 2017...she says land prices are clearly following the lead of the struggling farm economy, and that the trend will turn around only when farm and ranch incomes show improvement.
00:11:31 – Right Time, Right Variety: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti cites the latest K-State field research on soybean planting dates and variety maturity selection...he says the yield potential of a field determines the planting time frame available to the producer, and he relates that to choosing the right maturity group.
00:23:01 – Home Landscape Insect Pests: K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about several insect pests at work in home landscapes right now, including saw fly caterpillars on pines and borers on lilacs, and what to do about them.
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