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Jul 28, 2021

  • Testing Saved-Back Seed
  • Irrigated Farm Lease Arrangements Survey
  • Agricultural News
  • Stop, Look and Listen



00:01:00 – Testing Saved-Back Seed: In the wake of the head blight problems that turned up in numerous fields this year, the seed laboratory manager for the Kansas Crop Improvement Association, Eric Fabrizius, advises wheat producers on having their saved-back seed from this year's harvest tested for germination before planting this fall. He also talks about certified seed availability heading into the planting season


00:11:53 –Irrigated Farm Lease Arrangements Survey: The director of the Land Use Survey Center at K-State, Leah Tsoodle, invites crop irrigators, landlords and tenants alike, to take part in a new survey of irrigated farm lease arrangements. The information gathered by this survey will serve as a highly valuable resource in future lease negotiations

00:22:53 – Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines

00:30:53 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven provides his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas


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