1134—Considerations on Restoring a Farm Pond…Crop Planter Technology Evaluation

  • Farm Pond Renovation
  • Planter Performance Study
  • Dairy Hoof Care



00:01:06—Farm Pond Renovation–K-State watershed specialist Herschel George discusses the prospect of renovating a dry farm pond, and the multiple considerations that should go into that decision…he talks about the expense of pond clean-out and revamping, the methods of sealing a leaky pond, and taking measures to exclude livestock from direct access to the pond to prevent damage



00:12:14—Planter Performance Study–K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda tells of a new project he’s overseeing which will closely troubleshoot crop planter technology in the field…via a grant from a major farm equipment manufacturer, he will evaluate planter row units for their in-field performance in downforce pressure and furrow closing, among other functions



00:23:06—Dairy Hoof Care–On this week’s edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk urges dairy producers to step up their herd hoof care as the spring comes on





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