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Noted Scientist to Speak Oct. 15 on Hydrofracking Impacts on Water Resources



Nationally recognized geoscientist Susan Brantley will present the 31st annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship in Soil Science at 4 p.m., Oct. 15 in 1018 Throckmorton Hall on the Kansas State University campus. The title of the lecture is “Water Resource Impacts During Unconventional Shale Gas Development with Hydrofracking: The Pennsylvania Experience.”
9/22/2014 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Calibrating Combine Yield Monitors For Fall Harvest... Play Audio



K-State crops and soils specialist Lucas Haag discusses calibrating combine yield monitors as fall harvest progresses...what to account for in calibrating the system at various points,  and how frequently the producer needs to re-calibrate.

9/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Cold Snap May Have Nipped Kansas Sorghum, Soybeans More than Corn



From time to time over the past few months it seemed like fall was trying to crowd out summer, and now it’s a little more serious. The latest cold snap may have been enough to impact grain filling and test weight for Kansas’ summer row crops, especially sorghum and soybeans, according to a Kansas State University agronomist.

9/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Weekly Look at Grain Market Trends Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O' Brien looks at the latest local basis trends at Kansas grain elevators, and shares his latest price probability projections for the current grain marketing year, as talking points for his weekly grain market analysis.

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Insuring the 2015 Winter Wheat Crop Play Audio



K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby offers some last-minute input for winter wheat producers on insuring the 2015 crop, as the deadline for enrolling is coming up  in a little over a week...including his recommendation on enrolling in the new supplemental coverage option created by the farm bill.

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


STATE FAIR RECAP Play Audio



The 2014 Kansas State Fair is in the books, and it was another successful event for Kansas Wheat, in promoting and educating about the state’s number-one crop.  Marsha Boswell offers a recap on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Keeping an Eye on Ukraine, Other Black Sea Countries’ Wheat Markets



The growing importance of wheat production from Black Sea-area countries Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan on the world market has Daniel O’Brien keeping a close watch on geopolitical events there – and he’s encouraging U.S. wheat producers to do the same.
9/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/17/2014 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.
9/17/2014 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories from agricultural markets, producers, and policy makers.
 

9/16/2014 7:00:00 PM


Best Water Management Under Limited Irrigation



Irrigation systemGetting the most value out of irrigation water is likely on the minds of many Kansas farmers. As groundwater supplies diminish, pumping rates decline and talk of local water conservation policies surface in the state, these farmers face even more difficulty in determining how to best manage limited water.
9/16/2014 8:00:00 AM


Shedding Light on Bioenergy: Universities Inform About Latest Developments



SorghumThough it sounds relatively new, we humans have been using bioenergy since we first burned wood to warm our families and cook our food. Now, ethanol made from corn is available at service stations across the country and scientists continue to study plant- and animal-based materials to do everything from fuel our cars to power our factories and skyscrapers.
9/16/2014 8:00:00 AM


Two Disease Challengers For Row Crop Growers... Play Audio



K-State plant pathologist Chris Little talks about the latest research at the university into two disease challenges for row crop growers:  sudden death syndrome in soybeans, and head molds in grain sorghum...he'll outline the research approaches he and others at K-State are taking against these two pathogens.

9/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


Rail Transport Availability During Fall Grain Harvest... Play Audio



The director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at K-State, Brian Briggeman, offers his insight on the mounting concern over rail transport availability as the fall grain harvest commences...he talks about the major issues the railroad snags have caused for grain producers and elevators in the northern plains, and whether those same issues could spread to Kansas.

9/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


Soybean Research in Kansas Highlighted at This Year’s Southern Soybean Breeders’ Tour



For two days in September, Kansas State University’s Department of Agronomy and K-State Research and Extension hosted some of the top soybean researchers and agronomists from the southern U.S.
9/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



News briefs from agricultural markets, producers, and policy makers.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Update: IGP Institute... Play Audio



The associate director of the IGP Institute (formerly the International Grains Program) at K-State, Mark Fowler, reports on recent news and activities at the institute, including a poultry nutrition course, and the growing distance education curriculum.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his weekly analysis of the grain markets.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


WHEAT CONTEST WINNERS Play Audio



On September 11, Kansas Wheat honored the winners of the Wheat Yield Contest and the Wheat Quality Initiative Contest. This year's top wheat yield belongs to Chuck Downey of St. Francis, Western Region winner, with a yield of 88.56 bushels per acre. Other regional winners are Butch Harris of Soldier and Levi Felbush of Abilene, Eastern Region winners; and Doug Keas of Plainville, Central Region winner. The top quality award, announced on September 11 by Governor Sam Brownback, was also awarded to Doug Keas.   

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Alfalfa Field Day Scheduled for September 17th... Play Audio



Harper County Extension agricultural agent Jenni Carr previews the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council's alfalfa field day and crop insurance forum taking place September 17th near Larned.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Gypsum as a Soil Amendment... Play Audio



K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley looks at the role of gypsum as a soil amendment product for Kansas crop fields...and why gypsum is not a perfect substitute for lime in correcting acetic soils, as some have thought.

9/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


Advances and Challenges in Soybean Variety Improvement... Play Audio



K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh shares information from a special soybean breeders' tour of central and eastern Kansas last week, which showcased advances and challenges in soybean variety improvement.

9/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


A New Strategy Against Barley Yellow Dwarf... Play Audio



K-State plant pathologist Bill Bockus reports on multiple years of research into the effectiveness of a specific insecticidal treatment on wheat seed as a defense against one of the leading wheat disease concerns every growing season, barley yellow dwarf...evaluating the costs and returns of using the product.

9/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Benefits of Spring Oats and Turnips... Play Audio



K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley looks at what fall-planted spring oats and turnips have to offer, not only as cover crops, but as grazing forage for livestock...she talks about planting-time management to get these crops up and growing rapidly.

9/8/2014 7:00:00 PM


Estimating Sorghum Yields... Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti completes his series on estimating row crop yields ahead of harvest, today centering on grain sorghum....an estimation that's more challenging because of the nature of sorghum seed set...he talks about an approach to predicting yield with reasonably good accuracy, which is outlined in the latest K-State Agronomy E-update Newsletter. (Web) (PDF)

9/8/2014 7:00:00 PM