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Oct 9, 2019

• A progress report on winter wheat planting

• Late-maturing summer crops face an early freeze

• Agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Winter Wheat Planting:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato looks at winter wheat planting progress in Kansas, and offers advice for producers whose planting has been delayed by uncooperative weather, as well as for those who intend to plant wheat after soybeans that will be harvested late...he also addresses planting into dry soils, which is the challenge for numerous producers in southwest Kansas.

00:13:00 – Summer Row Crops Face Early Freeze:  K-State multi-county agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones discusses what K-State research says about the ability of summer row crops to withstand an early hard that many acres of late-maturing corn and sorghum in western Kansas are right in the path of an expected cold blast over the next few days.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:55 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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