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Mar 12, 2020

• Monitoring the progress of wheat stands, to know when to remove grazing cattle

• A Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker profile

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Planting garden potatoes and onions…

00:01:30 – Monitoring Wheat Stand Progress:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about monitoring the progress of wheat stands, to know when to remove grazing cattle from that wheat to preserve the grain yield potential of the stand...using the first hollow stem stage of development as the main guideline:  he explains how producers should sample their own fields for that indicator.

00:12:50 – Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker:  A profile of another Kansas farm couple who will be formally inducted in the Kansas Master Farmer-Master Farm Homemaker program tomorrow evening in Manhattan:  today, the story of Richard and Denise Swenson of Cloud County.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:34 – Planting Potatoes and Onions:  Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone talks about planting garden potatoes and onions in the days ahead.


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