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May 26, 2022

  • Late-Planted Corn Performance
  • Livestock Forage Availability Items
  • Organic Garden Insect Control


00:01:06—Late-Planted Corn Performance--K-State agronomist Eric Adee discusses the performance level to expect from corn planted in late May or June, drawing from multiple years of K-State field studies at several sites in the state...they discovered that the results can vary widely depending on growing conditions, but that often, late-planted corn can yield enough to make the attempt worthwhile...especially if pre-plant nitrogen has already been applied to the field



00:12:05—Livestock Forage Availability Items--K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about two topics related to livestock forage availability, both of which she has now highlighted on the web site:  the USDA's Livestock Forage Disaster Program, which provides payments to qualified livestock producers whose forage resources have been decimated by drought...and a new hay inventory calculator tool that she has put together for producers to gauge their expected cow herd forage needs and hay availability



00:23:05—Organic Garden Insect Control--On this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Zac Hoppenstedt talks about organic control of vegetable garden insects, which will be the topic of the monthly K-State Garden Hour webinar that he will present next Wednesday





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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.