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Hard Freeze Could Damage Some Wheat In Kansas



MANHATTAN, Kan. – The hard freeze throughout Kansas in the early morning hours of April 15, could cause some damage to wheat, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist. Wheat in the jointing stage is most at risk, he said.
4/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


Australian Group Eyes United States eXtension Model



Seven members of an Australian delegation made a stop in Kansas recently during a trip to study the United States’ cooperative extension system, which is just weeks from marking its 100th year of serving citizens.
4/14/2014 8:00:00 AM


FOCUSING ON KEY MILLING PRINCIPLES... Play Audio



Kansas State University’s International Grains Program is offering a pair of courses designed to provide additional training to milling professionals and other end-users of Kansas-grown products. The week-long basic and advanced milling principles courses are designed for different segments of industry professionals, but both courses focus on key milling principles. Marsha Boswell discusses the benefits these courses offer milling professionals and Kansas producers.
 

4/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State grain market economist Dan OBrien... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at this week's USDA grain supply and demand reports and the market response to the new numbers...and he talks about pricing opportunities for growers amidst what has now become a "weather market" for all the major crops.
 

4/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup... Play Audio



K-State crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup discusses an escalating weed problem for no-till soybean growers in Kansas:  the proliferation of marestail...he advises producers to treat that weed early, and goes over the herbicide options for keeping marestail in check.
 

4/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf... Play Audio



K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf provides his latest disease outlook for the Kansas winter wheat crop...he also talks about the newly-updated K-State wheat fungicide efficacy ratings for growers to use in selecting a fungicide product for specific diseases.
 

4/9/2014 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.
4/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day Set for May 1



Topics ranging from dried distillers grains to fescue to alfalfa and more will be covered at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 1 at the Mound Valley Community Center, located at 505 Hickory Street.
4/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


Innovative Workshop Held on Crop Improvement Technologies



High-throughput phenotyping, a new area of research, is key to achieving progress in crop improvements.  And in order to make future advancements, there is a need for training graduate students and scientists in this emerging field.


4/8/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State entomologist Eva Zurek... Play Audio



K-State entomologist Eva Zurek talks about the services that the Insect Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State offers to agricultural producers, and how to submit either physical or electronic image samples for analysis...she emphasizes that the laboratory extends those services to anyone with any sort of insect problem or concern.
 

4/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti... Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about K-State's field tests of the new drought-tolerant corn hybrids, evaluating their performance in limited, as well as ample, moisture conditions...he talks the situations where these D-T hybrids may have the advantage over conventional hybrids.
 

4/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


Big Choices Loom for U.S. Farmers



Art BarnabyMANHATTAN, Kan. – As a professor in Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, Art Barnaby has given countless presentations and fielded even more questions about managing risk over the years. And the questions continue as details of the new farm bill unfold.


4/4/2014 8:00:00 AM


IGP associate director Mark Fowler... Play Audio



The associate director of the International Grains Program, Mark Fowler, provides the monthly IGP update...this time, he's joined by an executive with a major flour milling company in Nigeria, Theiva Muthu, who is attending a grain marketing course at IGP this week.
 

4/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


FATHER OF THE GREEN REVOLUTION... Play Audio



Norman Borlaug’s final words “take it to the farmer” reflected his firm belief that farmers could provide abundant food when given the proper tools. The work of Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize winner and father of the Green Revolution, was celebrated last month at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Mexico. More than 700 representatives of the wheat research industry from 67 different countries, including Kansas Wheat Commission Chairman Ron Suppes and Aaron Harries, director of marketing for Kansas Wheat, attended the conference. Marsha Boswell has more on the conference and Borlaug’s legacy.
 

4/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State grain market economist Dan OBrien... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the longer-term impact of last Monday's USDA prospective plantings and grain stocks reports, and whether the new numbers altered his price probability projections for wheat, corn and soybeans.
 

4/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


Precision nutrient management scientist Brian Arnall... Play Audio



A guest speaker at K-State this week, Oklahoma State University precision nutrient management scientist Brian Arnall, talks about his work in improved nutrient management for wheat, using the nitrogen-rich field strip method of identifying wheat topdressing needs, and where the use of sensor technology fits in.
 

4/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural news... Play Audio



K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby invites crop producers to participate in an information webinar coming up tomorrow, which will cover the new commodity program feature called the Supplemental Coverage Option...during which he'll share his preliminary analysis of how that option might work for Kansas producers.
 

4/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on the latest scouting of alfalfa stands for signs of alfalfa weevil activity in Kansas...he urges growers to be patient with their weevil treatment programs, and to not treat too early.
 

4/1/2014 7:00:00 PM


Global Center for Grain Based Foods



The K-State Radio Network's Eric Atkinson interviews Dirk Maier, head of K-State's department of grain science and industry, on the possibility of collaborating with the American Institute of Baking on a new building. See video
4/1/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural news... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson talks with state statistician Jason Lamprecht of Kansas Agricultural Statistics regarding the Kansas numbers from yesterday's USDA prospective plantings report.
 

3/31/2014 7:00:00 PM


Women Managing Farm Conference



Participants at the Women Managing The Farm conference talk about they learned during the conference. See video
3/31/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State agronomist Jim Shroyer... Play Audio



K-State agronomist Jim Shroyer reports in from central Kansas, where he is inspecting numerous wheat fields for indications of winterkill...he talks about the extent of that problem as he's seen it to date, and talks about the production potential of wheat that was damaged by the cold temperatures, but has survived.
 

3/27/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State grain market economist Dan OBrien... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to Monday's USDA prospective plantings and grain stocks reports and their potential influence on grain price trends, as one of the lead topics during his weekly grain market analysis.
 

3/27/2014 7:00:00 PM


KANSAS WHEAT YIELD CONTEST... Play Audio



With the 2014 Kansas wheat crop breaking dormancy, achieving top yields is on the minds of wheat farmers. With Mother Nature's help, your best management practices could be just the ticket to earn you a quick $1,000 in cash, if you enter the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest. Nicole Lane has more on how to participate in this year’s contest. 

3/27/2014 7:00:00 PM


Specialty Crop Insurance Advice



Frontier Farm Credit, Jordan Olsen, gave a talk at the Women Managing the Farm Conference about specialty crop insurance. See video
3/27/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State crop entomologist Sarah Zukoff... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Sarah Zukoff talks about her crop insect control research agenda, as she settles into her new post in southwest Kansas, with emphasis on mite control in various field crops and rootworm resistance to BT-corn hybrids...she also talks about current brown mite and winter grain mite activity in Kansas winter wheat, and whether that's of concern to growers.
 

3/26/2014 7:00:00 PM


Dirk Maier, grain science and industry... Play Audio



The head of K-State's grain science and industry department, Dirk Maier, talks about the preliminary plans for a proposed $60 million Global Center for Grain-Based Foods on the K-State campus, which would house advanced, world-leading grain foods research by his department in partnership with Manhattan-based AIB International. This proposal is now being presented to the vast grain foods industry for feedback.
 

3/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Annarose Hart, Kansas Department of Agriculture... Play Audio



A marketing specialist with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Annarose Hart, talks about a new service being implemented in Kansas, called DriftWatch, which encourages those who grow pesticide drift-sensitive crops to register their production areas on line, so that commercial applicators and producers can know where those crops are, and manage their pesticide applications accordingly.
 

3/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Rick McNary Feeding a Hungry World



Rick McNary, Numana Inc., spoke at the Women Managing the Farm Conference on how more women manage their own farm and getting more younger people involved in farming. See video


3/25/2014 8:00:00 AM


K-State grain market economist Dan OBrien... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien contemplates the mounting concern over the condition of the central plains wheat crop, and the ensuing rise in wheat prices, as one of the talking points in his grain market analysis for this week...he suggests that grain producers in general be at the ready for favorable pricing opportunities as the weather remains dry.
 
 

3/20/2014 7:00:00 PM