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Mar 11, 2021

• Starter fertilizer management for corn

• Perspectives on the international grain market scene

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Spring pruning of landscape trees and shrubs…

00:01:30 – Starter Fertilizer Management for Corn:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses starter fertilizer management for corn: he talks about the strategy behind using a starter to encourage good stand establishment, the importance of fertilizer product placement, and considerations on application rates in light of the boom in fertilizer prices of late.

00:12:53 – International Grain Market Update:  The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Guy Allen, offers his monthly perspectives on the international grain market scene, following the USDA's latest world grain supply-and-demand report...he talks about the general tightness in global corn and soybean stocks, the growing demand for wheat as a feedgrain, and the latest take on China's grain demand.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines; also, this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:22 – Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs:  Sedgwick County Extension horticulture agent Matthew McKernan discusses spring pruning of landscape trees and shrubs...the topic he'll address in the next K-State Garden Hour session coming up next week.


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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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