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May 27, 2021

• Wet weather creates challenges for corn and soybean growers

• Considerations on harvesting trees for lumber

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Controlling bagworms on landscape ornamental trees and shrubs…

00:01:30 – Wet Weather Dampens Corn, Soybean Planting:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the complications for corn and soybean growers brought on by the relentless wet field conditions in much of Kansas...he goes over the adverse impact on already-planted corn and soybeans, and what to think about when considering replanting part or all of a field...he also looks at adjusting for late planting.

00:12:54 – Harvesting Trees For Lumber:  From the latest podcast from the Kansas Forest Service at K-State, considerations on harvesting trees from one's land for milling into lumber, given the current state of the lumber market...featured are KFS utilization and marketing forester Dave Bruton and a portable sawmill operator based in northeast Kansas, Tom Hogard, along with KFS communications coordinator Cassie Wandersee.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines; also, this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:39 – Controlling Bagworms on Landscape Trees:  On this week's horticulture segment, tree health specialist Ryan Armburst of the Kansas Forest Service talks about controlling bagworms on landscape ornamental trees and shrubs, with extra consideration for dealing with heavy bagworm infestations on larger evergreen trees.


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