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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.
5/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

K-State Spring Crops Field Day Planned May 27

Wheat, weather and cropping systems will take center stage at Kansas State University’s Spring Crops Field Day on Wednesday, May 27 in Parsons.
5/6/2015 8:00:00 AM

Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour Report #2, Plus Agricultural News Play Audio

K-State agronomist emeritus Jim Shroyer files his second report from this week's Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas.  Also, agricultural news.

5/5/2015 7:00:00 PM

Insect Control in Alfalfa Stands Play Audio

K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about insect control in alfalfa stands prior to taking the first cutting, targeting the alfalfa weevil in particular...he also reports on aphid activity in both alfalfa and wheat stands, and the control measures growers might be thinking about.

5/5/2015 7:00:00 PM

Canola Clinics and Field Tour Set for May

K-State Research and Extension will conduct a series of timely canola educational activities in May.
5/5/2015 8:00:00 AM

Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour Report #1 Play Audio

K-State agronomist emeritus Jim Shroyer files his first report from this week's Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas.

5/4/2015 7:00:00 PM

Forage for Cattle Nutrition Play Audio

K-State beef cattle nutritionist Dale Blasi talks about selecting a summer annual forage for planting this spring, as either a grazing forage or harvested forage for feeding later on in the season...he talks about matching the choice of forage to the expected herd nutritional needs.

5/4/2015 7:00:00 PM

Education Key in Understanding Kansas Water Issues

Cookies, cereal, marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, milk and ice cream can create a fun lesson—and a tasty snack—to model the rock, soil and liquid layers of an aquifer.
5/1/2015 8:00:00 AM

Analylzing Wheat Nutrients Play Audio

K-State soil fertility specialist Dave Mengel talks about the value in submitting plant samples from the current wheat crop for nutrient analysis...he says this can serve both a monitoring and a diagnostic purpose for improved wheat nutrient management.

4/30/2015 7:00:00 PM

The Weekly Grain Market Report Play Audio

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his latest insight on the grain market news and trends:  he looks ahead to the possible market impact of next week's hard red winter wheat tour in Kansas and surrounding states, and talks about a marketing contingency that he thinks growers with stored grain would want to consider, should prices remain low into fall harvest.

4/30/2015 7:00:00 PM


Key international trade deals are in the works.  And the U.S. wheat industry has a great deal at stake in those various negotiations.  Marsha Boswell offers an overview of that in this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop. 

4/30/2015 7:00:00 PM

Sustainable Soil Management, Part Two Play Audio

The USDA's Doug Karlen continues discussing sustainable soil management.

4/29/2015 7:00:00 PM

Sustainable Soil Management, Part One Play Audio

One of the nation's leading soil scientists, the USDA's Doug Karlen, talks about a number of contemporary issues in sustainable soil management:  the use of crop residue for biofuel production and the ensuing impact on soil health, the resurgence of cover crops as a soil quality management tool, and the comprehensive approach to soil management that he says all producers need to embrace.  He is on the K-State campus this week, presenting the annual Ellis Lecture in Soil Science.

4/29/2015 7:00:00 PM

Genetic Research to Fight Wheat Rust Diseases Play Audio

A USDA plant pathologist assigned to K-State, John Fellers, follows up with a report on the latest efforts in fighting wheat rust diseases by way of genetic research, seeking ways of hindering the disease itself as well as modifying the wheat plant so that it can fend off rust disease more effectively.

4/28/2015 7:00:00 PM

Update on Stripe Rust in Kansas Wheat Play Audio

K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf returns with an update on the spread of stripe rust currently in Kansas wheat, offering guidelines for growers on making the decision of whether to apply a fungicide in response to this disease...he says that where that rust is actually located within the stand is a factor to consider.

4/28/2015 7:00:00 PM

The International Year of Soils: Soils Clean and Capture Water

2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Clean and Capture Water video

Picture transitioning from a rural setting that includes woodlands, wildlife habitat and farms, to urban areas that consist of concrete, parking lots, streets and buildings. Rural land in a more natural state has the ability to soak up water in the soil more efficiently than urban areas with impervious surfaces that can lead to more runoff.
4/27/2015 8:00:00 AM

A Visit With the New Manager for Strategic Partnership Development for NBAF Play Audio

K-State's Marty Vanier talks about her new appointment as the manager for strategic partnership development for the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility being built at the university....she tells how her office will foster input from livestock producers, veterinarians, agricultural pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders, which will largely guide the animal disease initiatives that NBAF will undertake in the future.

4/23/2015 7:00:00 PM

The Weekly Grain Market Report Play Audio

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien shares his new analysis of Kansas crop production costs and whether those can be covered with current forward contract prices, as a feature of his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

4/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


A Kansas wheat farmer recently testified before Congress on the merits of expanding agricultural trade with Cuba, saying that wheat producers have much to gain.  Marsha Boswell has more on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

4/23/2015 7:00:00 PM

Controlling Kochia in Wheat Stands Play Audio

K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson advises wheat growers on dealing with herbicide-resistant kochia in their stands, citing those herbicide options that can still get the job done...he also addresses strategies for post-harvest control of kochia in wheat stubble.

4/22/2015 7:00:00 PM

Springtime Planting Safety Play Audio

K-State agricultural engineer Ed Brokesh offers several reminders about practicing safety during the spring planting season....from pre-planting equipment inspection to proper equipment transportation to storing and transporting fuel safely.

4/22/2015 7:00:00 PM

Stripe Rust Disease Returns to Kansas Wheat Play Audio

K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf comments on the return of stripe rust disease in Kansas wheat, with the first confirmation of the disease this season in southeast Kansas.

4/21/2015 7:00:00 PM

Row Crop Disease Management Play Audio

K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine discusses the importance of planting-time decisions in overall row crop disease management, particularly with respect to sudden death syndrome in soybeans and Goss' wilt in corn.

4/21/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas County-Level Land Values for Cropland and Pasture Report Play Audio

K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor reports on the trends indicated in the just-released Kansas County-Level Land Values for Cropland and Pasture report from K-State...that information can serve as a benchmark for determining land transaction prices and rental rates...she also talks about a K-State webinar taking place tomorrow which will cover that report in detail.

4/20/2015 7:00:00 PM

Pass the Salt: Beef Cattle Gains Increased in DDGS Study

A recent Kansas State University study found that providing growing cattle with dried distillers grains (DDGS) plus salt on a self-feeding basis while the animals grazed native pastures helped boost average daily weight gain without the indirect expenses linked to daily delivery such as fuel and labor.
4/20/2015 8:00:00 AM

Kansas Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists

Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season.
4/17/2015 8:00:00 AM

Grain Market Update... Play Audio

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien compares his latest price projections for wheat, corn, grain sorghum and soybeans to those of the USDA, based on last week's USDA grain supply-and-demand report, as the main theme of his grain market commentary this week.



4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


Entry forms are being accepted now for the 2015 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest conducted by Kansas Wheat.  Marsha Boswell has all the details on this opportunity for wheat growers on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM

Kansas Canola Crop Update... Play Audio

K-State canola breeder Mike Stamm comments on the weather stresses that the Kansas canola crop has endured since last fall, and how those are impacting the crop's condition right now...he points to the opportunity to screen canola varieties for winter hardiness, and talks about new canola lines soon to be available to growers.

4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM

The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio

Eric Atkinson looks at the latest ag news.

4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM