1350 – Options for Damaged or Dead Fescue…China’s Decline in Population and Success in Australia and Brazil

  • What to Do with Damaged or Dead Fescue
  • Potential for Global Demand Destruction
  • Gardening Myths and Misconceptions



00:01:04  — What to Do with Damaged or Dead Fescue:  K-State southeastern area agronomist, Bruno Pedreira, provides insight on options for producers with damaged or dead fescue. Following a period of extreme heat and drought, Bruno shares that now would be a great time to clean up those fields, run soil tests, and plant alternative forages.

Bruno’s article about this subject

Information on upcoming Soil Fertility Meetings

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00:12:10 — Potential for Global Demand Destruction: The recently released January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) was full of global import and export insight. Guy Allen, senior economist with the International Grains Program, explains how China’s decline in population will affect agricultural trade and the significance of ongoing production success in Brazil and Australia.

Information from the latest WASDE on Ag Manager


00:23:09 — Gardening Myths and Misconceptions: The 2023 K-State Garden Hour kicked off earlier this month with a webinar on gardening myths and misconceptions. As part of the presentation, Reno County horticulture Extension agent Pam Paulsen, provided some tips to help gardeners find reliable information online.



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