Mar 22, 2018
On today’s episode: making adjustments in corn planting in dry field conditions; K-State precision agricultural engineer Terry Griffin back from Australia, where he studied their use of precision ag tech; early spring management of cool-season lawns…
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.
00:00:00 – Corn Planting in Dry Conditions: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about making adjustments in corn planting in dry field conditions, recognizing that much more rain needs to occur to break the drought: he looks at seeding rates and planting depth, among other factors to consider.
00:11:29 – Precision Ag “Down Under”: K-State precision agricultural engineer Terry Griffin reflects on his recent assignment in Australia, where he met with leading agricultural producers in the state of Victoria and learned about their adoption of precision agriculture technology and their approaches to data management...he tells of things he picked up that would potentially interest producers here in Kansas.
00:22:59 – Spring Management of Cool-Season Lawns: K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about early spring management of cool-season lawns, including the need for watering dry lawns in locations where a soaking rain has not yet come.
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