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Jan 9, 2020

• Results from K-State's 2019 soybean variety performance trials

• Attracting bees and other pollinators to the home landscape

00:01:30 – Soybean Variety Performance Trials:  K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh talks about the 2019 K-State soybean variety performance trials, the results of which are now available to soybean growers to help with their variety selection for the 2020 crop...he goes over the general outcomes of this year's field trials amidst weather challenges, and what those told us about variety yield potential.

00:12:40 – Soybean Variety Performance Trials (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh, evaluating the results from K-State's 2019 soybean variety performance trials... focusing on two special variety tests that were again conducted this past year, evaluating varieties for their resistance to soybean cyst nematodes and sudden death syndrome. 

00:24:05 – Attracting Bees:  K-State ornamental horticulturist Cheryl Boyer talks about selecting ornamental plant material that is more prone to attracting bees and other pollinators to the landscape setting.


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