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Mar 24, 2022

  • Cover Crops and Soil Health
  • Farm Transition Initiative
  • Container Gardening Tips



00:01:07—Cover Crops and Soil Health--K-State soil scientist Augustine Obour discusses the impact of grazing cattle on cover crops on soil health, which is the topic he'll address at a K-State Research and Extension cover crops field day next Wednesday at Ellsworth...he has conducted multiple-site research on this, looking at how grazing affects soil bulk density and compaction, as well as the yields of the grain crop following the cover crop



00:12:08—Farm Transition Office--The director of the new Office for Farm and Ranch Transition at K-State, Ashlee Westerhold, talks about the three-fold mission of that office in assisting farm and ranch families in succession planning...and in the case of producers with no heirs to take the operation over, helping them make connections with prospective young farmers willing to take it on



00:23:07—Container Gardening Tips--On this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton talks about container gardening, and how to get those potted ornamental flowers and vegetable off to a good start




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