Nov 26, 2019
• Robotic crop maintenance is closer than we think
• Canada’s preventative actions to exclude African swine fever
• The latest agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”
• Deer predation…
00:01:30 – Robotic Crop Maintenance: K-State agricultural engineer Dan Flippo talks about in-crop robotic units for conducting various field operations, and the exciting possibilities for this kind of autonomous technology...he's currently developing a unit that can scout standing crops for insect activity, and intends on outfitting that with a sprayer that can spot treat insect infestations, funded by a USDA grant.
00:12:54 – Fighting ASF in Canada: A guest speaker at K-State's 2019 Swine Day last Thursday: the veterinary consultant for the Canadian Pork Council and the president of Prairie Swine Health Services, Egan Brockhoff, talks about the preventative actions Canada is taking to exclude African swine fever from that country...he highlights the collaborative efforts between Canadian hog producers and government livestock health officials, as well as the cooperative efforts between Canada and the U.S.
00:24:14 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:32:32 – Deer Predators: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about new research on deer predators, including the impact of coyote predation on deer populations.
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