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Nov 18, 2020

• Late-summer prescribed pasture burning

• Agricultural news

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Late-Summer Prescribed Burning:  K-State range cattle scientist KC Olson reports on his continuing study of late-summer prescribed pasture burning in Kansas:  he tells of the ongoing positive results of this approach in controlling sericea lespedeza in native grasslands...this burning alternative is also showing to be of significant benefit in suppressing another invasive species concern, Old World bluestem.

00:12:49 – Late-Summer Prescribed Burning (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State range cattle scientist KC Olson; he now has numbers to report on how late-summer burning affects stocker cattle gains, which have come in quite favorably.

00:24:05 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:19 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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