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Jun 5, 2019

"Rootless" corn stands as a result of wet fields, and soybean planting delays; new state funding for wildfire response and mitigation in Kansas; the day's agricultural news headlines; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Row Crop Issues:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti takes up two current row crop issues in Kansas:  "rootless" corn stands as a result of wet fields, and soybean planting delays...he talks about whether poor-rooted corn has a chance to recover and be at least somewhat productive, and he recommends adjustments that producers might think about with late-planted soybeans.

00:13:00 – Wildfire Response Gets Funding Boost:  The state fire management officer with the Kansas Forest Service at K-State, Mark Neely, talks about the new state funding for wildfire response and mitigation in Kansas...this support will bolster rural fire department training on wildfire suppression and control, and will provide education for rural communities and residents on protecting property from wildfire damage.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:00 – "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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