May 14, 2020
Determining an economic value of freeze-damaged wheat; implications of cold temperature injury to newly-planted corn; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; cedar rust disease in the home landscape…
00:01:30 – Valuing Freeze-Damaged Wheat: K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer talks about determining an economic value of freeze-damaged wheat that's to be salvaged as forage...he goes over the formula for comparing wheat silage or wheat hay to alfalfa or other conventional forage types, stressing that individual producers need to conduct their own analysis on this.
00:12:54 – Cold-Temperature Injury to Corn: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the implications of cold temperature injury to newly-planted corn, following the recent cold weather that caused soil temperatures to drop...he goes over the signs of chilling injury to corn that producers should be scouting for in the days ahead.
00:24:06 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:32:09 – Cedar Rust: K-State plant pathologist Judy O'Mara talks about cedar rust disease, and how it can afflict not only cedar trees, but crabapple, hawthorn and ornamental pear trees as well.
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