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Estimating Soybean Yields--There’s An App For That... Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti goes over a simplified formula for estimating soybean yields here in late summer...he also has information on an app that growers can use to help make such estimations.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


An Opportunity For Western Kansas Crop Producers... Play Audio



The staff economist with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Josh Roe, reminds western Kansas crop producers about becoming a candidate for election to the various state crop commissions,  with the voting to take place early in 2015.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


Choosing The Right Canola Hybrid... Play Audio



K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm discusses choosing a canola variety for the planting season just ahead, and the option of going with either an open-pollinated variety or a hybrid...he also talks about important herbicide considerations associated with variety selection.

8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
8/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural Law Update... Play Audio



Agricultural law specialist Roger McEowen of Iowa State University goes over several fresh new court rulings of interest to agricultural producers, including a dispute over a change in a farmland leasing arrangement that lead to the former tenant paying a hefty penalty...and another liability case over livestock on a roadway.

8/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

8/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Controlling Soybean Aphid... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth advises soybean growers about the potential threat of soybean aphid feeding in their fields...he talks about treatment strategies, potentially in combination with control measures for soybean podworms, bean leaf beetles and other pests.

8/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


Crop Specialist Shares Research-based Information One e-Pub and Tweet at a Time



Ignacio Ciampitti is a long way from the Buenos Aires neighborhood of his childhood, but remembers his grandmother’s influence on his early decision to work outdoors with plants and solve production problems. The Kansas State University agronomist spent summers working in the fields with her in a small town outside the city.


8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


Wheat Genetics Advancement



K-State plant pathologist, Jesse Poland, discusses the latest breakthrough in wheat genetics research at the university. See video
8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


Subsurface Drip Irrigation System



K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers provides information on SDI in Kansas and it's advantages in water conservation. See video
8/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


Advances in Wheat Variety Development... Play Audio



K-State wheat breeder Allan Fritz talks about the latest advances in the wheat variety development at K-State, including initial work with the doubled-haploid breeding technology...he also talks about the attributes of K-State's latest winter wheat variety release, KanMark.

8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



Agriculture Today host Eric Atkinson looks at the day's agricultural news.

8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


A Word of Caution About Insecticidal Seed Treatments... Play Audio



Crop entomologist at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays, J.P. Michaud, reports on his research into the impact on crop-beneficial insects from the use of insecticidal seed treatments, saying that using those treatments more judiciously may be in order...also, the head of that center, Bob Gillen, previews the center's Fall Field Day coming up next week.

8/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State Staff and Students Among AAEA Award Winners



Two Kansas State University faculty members and four graduate students in the Department of Agricultural Economics received awards at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) annual meeting, hosted July 26-29, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


More Than 5,000 Students Later, K-State’s Burton to Give One ‘Last Lecture’



From “Production Economics” to “Rural Banking,” for 30 years Bob Burton has helped shape students’ understanding of economic theory and more. The Kansas State University agricultural economics professor will give one last lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 26 and this time the public is invited.
8/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



AGRICULTURE TODAY host Eric Atkinson examines today's news.

8/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


More Good News on Subsurface Drip Irrigation (SDI)... Play Audio



Kate Hagans talks with K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers about how SDI can fit into alfalfa production, and the associated benefits and drawbacks,  she also talks with a Kansas producer who participated in the field day, Mark Idle, about how and why he adopted SDI.

8/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


Determining the Nitrogen Needs of a Wheat Field Play Audio



K-State crop nutrient specialist Dave Mengel looks at multiple years of statewide K-State research into nitrogen availability to new winter wheat stands, and talks about using either the profile nitrogen test or in-field sensing technology to determine just what a given wheat field's nitrogen needs actually are.

8/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


A Look at the New Safety Net Programs from USDA Play Audio



K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby explains the "50% rule" tied to the new USDA grain "safety net" programs, which he says is causing some confusion for producers....he'll be addressing that and other facets of the new ARC and PLC program options at the K-State Risk and Profit Conference coming up on the campus next week  (Art is standing in for K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien, who could not be with us this week...Dan will return with his weekly grain market analysis next Friday).

8/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


2014 WHEAT SAFARI Play Audio



Earlier this month, 26 of the nation’s most influential food and nutrition professionals visited North Dakota, as part of the second Wheat Safari, hosted by the Wheat Foods Council.  Marsha Boswell reports.

8/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


PRE-FRESH COW DIETS Play Audio



There’s some new thinking in diet formulation for feeding dairy cows in the weeks ahead of calving.  The accent is on feeding lower-energy feedstuffs during this period, and this week, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk summarizes what new research in this area is saying to dairy producers.
 

8/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


Pre-plant Herbicide Applications for Winter Wheat Play Audio



K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about the merits of  pre-plant herbicide applications for winter wheat, as part of a two-pass weed control program:  he goes over the herbicide recommendations for this purpose, based on K-State field trials.

8/13/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Good Agricultural Practices Certification Program Play Audio



A marketing specialist with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Annarose Hart, talks about the Good Agricultural Practices certification program for specialty crop producers, as well as the cost-share program available for organic certification.

8/13/2014 7:00:00 PM


Benefits of a Gypsum Application in Crop Production Play Audio



A guest speaker at the Midwest Soil Improvement Symposium held on the K-State campus yesterday, which centered on gypsum as a soil amendment:  Ohio State University soil scientist Warren Dick looks at the research-proven benefits of a gypsum application in crop production improvement and over soil health.

8/13/2014 7:00:00 PM


Changes at IGP Play Audio



The associate director of the International Grains Program at K-State, Mark Fowler, reports on recent changes in the program, including the new name it will go by, and the new certification courses the program is developing for international grain buyers, all toward promoting increased sales of U.S. grains abroad.

8/12/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State’s Freddie Lamm Honored for Work in Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Field Crops



Kansas State University research irrigation engineer Freddie Lamm has been honored for his extensive research and education on subsurface drip irrigation for field crops by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
8/12/2014 8:00:00 AM


Active Crop Pests to Watch for in this Late Growing Season



As the end of the growing season approaches, the potential for insect damage is decreasing in most crops, including corn.
8/12/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



Agriculture Today host Eric Atkinson looks at the day's agricultural news.

8/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


USDA Commodity Program Options: Your Best Fit... Play Audio



K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby runs through his latest projections on which of the two new USDA commodity program options will best fit for Kansas crop producers:  the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) option or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) option....he says that the choice is much clearer now for wheat producers.

8/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas State University’s Kun Yan Zhu Honored



Kun Yan Zhu, a professor of entomology at Kansas State University has been named a Fellow of the Entomological Society of America for 2014. He will be recognized in November during the ESA’s 62nd annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.

8/11/2014 8:00:00 AM