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Mar 5, 2020

• Economic efficiency in row crop production

• Army cutworm are feeding on early wheat and alfalfa growth

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Planting a new landscape tree this spring…

00:01:30 – Economic Efficiency:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses economic efficiency in row crop production…a theme that he talked up at the recent series of K-State crop production schools around Kansas:  he promoted the idea of maximizing productivity per unit of crop input, which he’ll explain.

00:12:57 – Army Cutworms:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises wheat and alfalfa growers to be watchful now for signs of army cutworm feeding on early crop growth…he talks about determining the need for treating these pests.

00:24:21 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:39 – Spring Tree Planting:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham goes over the simple, but important, guidelines for planting a new landscape tree this spring.


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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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