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May 30, 2019

The effect of delayed planting on corn yields; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; treating ornamental evergreens for bagworms…

00:01:30 – Delayed Planting and Corn Yields:  K-State cropping systems specialist Kraig Roozeboom looks at the effect of delayed planting on corn yields:  he goes over K-State research on hybrid maturity and crop stress levels, and how those factor into the performance of corn planted in early to mid-June, saying that there still may be an opportunity to achieve a decent yield from a late-planted stand.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State centers on several economic matters in cow-calf production, as were recently discussed with participants in K-State's Master Food Volunteers program:  offering comments are veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:02 – Bagworms, Ants:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd gives the go-ahead to homeowners to treat their ornamental evergreens for bagworms, and he talks about products for trapping ants as they attempt to enter homes.


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