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Jun 27, 2019

• Considerations on planting soybeans and grain sorghum this deep into summer

• Controlling several insect pests now at work in Kansas soybean stands

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Harvesting–and storing–potatoes and onions…

00:01:30 – Planting Soybeans and Grain Sorghum?  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti offers considerations on planting soybeans and grain sorghum this deep into summer...he looks at adjusting seeding rates and row spacing to compensate for the late planting date, and talks about whether going with shorter-season varieties and hybrids is necessary for timely crop maturity.

00:13:00 – Soybean Insect Pests:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about controlling several insect pests now at work in Kansas soybean stands:  thistle caterpillars, webworms and bean leaf beetles...he also discusses the expected duration of insecticide seed treatments against these pests.

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

00:32:53 – Potatoes and Onions:  Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about harvesting and storing garden potatoes and onions.


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