1149—Qualifying for the USDA’s Grassland CRP…Monitoring Alfalfa Weevil Activity

  • Grassland CRP Sign-up
  • Alfalfa Weevil Advisory
  • Milking Herd Additions



00:01:08—Grassland CRP Sign-up–Agricultural program specialist Carla Wikoff of the Farm Service Agency has the details on the upcoming signup for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program, which allows qualifying landowners to earn USDA rental payments for implementing conservation practices on grasslands while retaining the option of grazing that land…she goes over the qualifying requirements and the rental rates for accepted grasslands



00:12:09—Alfalfa Weevil Advisory–K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about scouting alfalfa fields now for alfalfa weevil activity, using the stem count method for determining whether treatment is necessary as alfalfa starts its spring growth…he also tells wheat growers that winter grain mites are still active, although insecticide control likely won’t be necessary



00:23:06—Milking Herd Additions–On this week’s edition of Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk talks about the outlook for milk prices, and an aspect of milking herd numbers management for a dairy producer to think about




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