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Feb 27, 2020

• Pre-plant herbicide treatments against kochia

• A new soybean seed treatment to fight sudden death syndrome

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Early-spring cool-season lawn management…

00:01:30 – Fighting Kochia:  K-State weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster discusses the importance of an early pre-plant herbicide treatment against kochia, which is already showing up in Kansas crop fields...she goes over the herbicide options to consider, dependent on the crop to be planted on that ground, saying that those applications ought to go on as soon as kochia is present.

00:12:55 – New Treatment Against Sudden Death Syndrome:  K-State agronomist Eric Adee reports on the results of his field trials which evaluated a new soybean seed treatment for protection against sudden death syndrome in soybeans...this new product will be available to growers for the 2020 growing season, and it showed to be effective in reducing yield losses to SDS.

00:23:59 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:16 – Home Lawn Checkup:  K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle offers advice on early-spring cool-season lawn management.


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