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Apr 30, 2019

On today’s episode: Crop Production Specialist Ignacio Ciampitti joins us for the first half of the program to talk about corn and soybean planting; ag news; and wildlife specialist Charlie Lee tells us about the predator/prey relationship between king snakes and copperheads. 

00:00:00 – Corn Planting: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti tackles several spring row crop planting topics of interest to corn and soybean growers:  corn planting progress in Kansas to date, and some of the planting issues that producers are still encountering;  what, if any, problems the recent cold weather may have created for newly-emerged corn.

00:11:19 – Soybean Planting: Part II with Ignacio Ciampitti – Recommendations on soybean planting dates by maturity group; and what K-State research says about the effect of row spacing on soybean yields

00:22:49 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:31:13 – King Snakes and Copperheads: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the predator/prey relationship between king snakes and copperheads, which may explain why the population of one species is growing while the other is declining 

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