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Jun 18, 2020

• Herbicide control of sericea lespedeza in pastures

• A look at teff, a summer annual forage option that is capturing the attention of researchers

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Home lawn issues…

00:01:30 – Herbicide Control of Sericea Lespedeza:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick discusses herbicide control of sericea lespedeza in pastures, saying that now is the time to treat this noxious weed, which continues to spread in Kansas...he goes over the recommended herbicide applications, based on K-State field trials.

00:12:56 – Spotlight on Teff:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and Oklahoma State University agronomist Brian Pugh talk about teff, a summer annual forage option that is capturing greater attention for its production potential in the central plains...they review research in both Kansas and Oklahoma on production requirements for teff and its nutritional value for livestock.

00:24:23 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:27 – Home Lawn Issues:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about two lawn pest problems that should be addressed at this point of the summer: white grubs and nutsedge.


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