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Oct 28, 2021

  • Wheat Replanting Decisions
  • Autonomous Field Spraying
  • Late-season Landscape Bugs



00:01:08--Wheat Replanting Decisions--K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about considerations when making wheat replanting decisions...he goes over the general circumstances where re-seeding or overseeding a stand might be in order, and he offers an information aid that producers can use to assess the current stand beforehand, based on plants per foot of row



00:12:06--Autonomous Field Spraying--K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda provides an update on his research into robotic in-field systems for controlling weeds and insects in standing field crops...he talks about the capabilities of these autonomous vehicles, and the next developmental step toward making these systems practical for crop pest control



00:23:07--Late-season Landscape Bugs--On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd suggests that homeowners check their landscape spruce and other conifers for spider mites, and he talks about the white-lined sphinx moth, which is prolific in a number of home landscapes right now






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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.


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