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K-State Cropping Systems Field Day Planned for Aug. 28

Farmers, ranchers and anyone interested in how crops are grown in southwest Kansas can hear the latest in key research findings at Kansas State University’s Southwest Research-Extension Center Field Day 2014 on Aug. 28 in Garden City. 
7/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

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.
7/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

Canola School Scheduled for Aug.7 in Sedgwick County

A Winter Canola Risk Management School will be held Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center 4-H Hall, 7001 W. 21st St. North in Wichita.
7/30/2014 8:00:00 AM

Doug Jardine Talks Southern Rust and More Play Audio

K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine reports the likelihood of southern rust showing up in Kansas corn fields, now that the disease has been confirmed in Nebraska...he also talks about corn and soybean root problems associated with the inconsistent moisture patterns so far this summer.

7/29/2014 7:00:00 PM

Cover Crops for Crop Rotation and Conservation Play Audio

The manager of the USDA/NRCS Plant Materials Center near Manhattan, Rich Wynia, tells of the research ongoing at that center on cover crops for crop rotation and conservation uses...that research will be on full display at a special field day to be hosted by the center next Wednesday, August 6th.

7/29/2014 7:00:00 PM

The Latest on Wheat Seed Play Audio

The seed laboratory manager for the Kansas Crop Improvement Association, Eric Fabrizius, advises wheat growers who are saving back seed from this harvest about the potential impact of herbicide treatments used as harvest aids this year on seed germination...and he talks about the overall status of wheat seed quality and availability coming out of this sub-par production year.

7/29/2014 7:00:00 PM

The Center for Food Integrity, Play Audio

The senior project manager with the Center for Food Integrity, Mark Crouser, talks about the mission of that non-profit center, in communicating factual information to consumers about their food supply...working with land-grant university scientists and agricultural producers, among others, to get the word out.

7/29/2014 7:00:00 PM

Grain Price "Carry," Plus Soybean Price Projections Play Audio

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at the latest trends in grain price "carry" and how that might influence growers' decisions to store or to sell this fall's harvest...he also shares his latest price range projection for soybeans, based on this month's USDA grain supply and demand report.

7/24/2014 7:00:00 PM

New E-Pubs for Corn Growers Play Audio

K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti announces the release of two new K-State electronic publications for corn growers:  one on diagnosing corn problems, the other on abnormal corn ears..both of which can be downloaded to smart phones and tablets for direct use in the field.

7/24/2014 7:00:00 PM

WHEAT U... Play Audio

Kansas Wheat’s annual meeting and the High Plains Journal’s “Wheat U” will take place on August 4 and 5 in Wichita. These are free events for any wheat producer or other interested party to attend, but they ask that one register in advance.  Marsha Boswell has more.

7/23/2014 7:00:00 PM

Volunteer Corn in Fallow Fields Play Audio

K-State cropping systems agronomist John Holman addresses another current weed concern:  volunteer corn springing up in fallow fields...he looks at K-State research into the impact that volunteer corn has on the following wheat crop yields, and offers K-State's recommendations on when it's economically justifiable to control it, as well as the herbicide options for doing so.

7/23/2014 7:00:00 PM

Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in Row Crop Fields Play Audio

K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about the explosion of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth in row crop fields around Kansas, and what producers need to think about in mapping out a long-term management plan for controlling this aggressive weed.

7/23/2014 7:00:00 PM

Canola Variety Performance and Workshops Play Audio

K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm discusses what was learned about canola variety performance during the sub-par growing season just passed....and he tells of two opportunities to learn more about canola production at upcoming workshops co-sponsored by K-State.

7/22/2014 7:00:00 PM

Shuttle Train Grain Loading Facilities and Grain Prices Play Audio

A guest speaker at K-State this week, Montana State University agricultural economist Anton Bekkerman, talks about his study of how shuttle train grain loading facilities have influenced the prices received by Kansas grain producers.

7/22/2014 7:00:00 PM

Dale Blasi discusses summer annual forages for cattle Play Audio

K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi discusses the nutritional role that summer annual forages can fill in cattle feeding rations, going over the various forage types and the feeding programs they fit.

7/21/2014 7:00:00 PM

Invasive Weed Increasingly Taking Hold in Kansas

Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year.

The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.

7/21/2014 8:00:00 AM

Drought Stress in Kansas Corn Fields... Play Audio

K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti looks at drought stress that has set in, in numerous corn fields around Kansas...he says that some stands are on the verge of aborting kernels, while others are exhibiting other signs of stress...he goes over what corn growers should be watching for.

7/20/2014 7:00:00 PM

Grain Market Update... Play Audio

K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien passes along his revised price probability projections for corn and wheat, based on the USDA's latest grain supply and demand report...and he remarks on this week's plunge in the corn and soybean markets, as part of his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


Sixty years ago, a grassroots movement started by a Kansas native was implemented on an international scale.   And Kansas agriculture remains an active participant in the U.S. Food for Peace program.  This week, Marsha Boswell takes a closer look at that food aid effort.

7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM

Agricultural News... Play Audio

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

7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM

Eastern Kansas Grazing School to be Held in Blaine

The annual Eastern Kansas Grazing School will be on Sept. 10 and 11 at the St. Columbkille Church Hall, 13305 Highway 16, in Blaine, Kansas and at area farms. The two-day school is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and Natural Resource and Conservation Service.
7/17/2014 8:00:00 AM

The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio

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

7/15/2014 7:00:00 PM

Controlling Post-Harvest Weed Growth in Wheat Stubble... Play Audio

K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson has advice on controlling the flush of weed growth that is turning in wheat stubble after the harvest, and why producers need to knock those weeds out as soon as possible...he covers the herbicide recommendations, especially for kochia, Palmer amaranth and other weeds that are showing resistance to glyphosate treatments.

7/15/2014 7:00:00 PM

K-State Risk & Profit Conference Set for Aug. 21-22

Reforms in densely-populated China and their implications for U.S. agriculture will take center stage as part of Kansas State University’s Risk & Profit Conference. The topic, along with an array of others is part of the annual event this year set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.

7/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

Kansas FSA Update... Play Audio

The state director of the Farm Service Agency, Adrian Polansky, covers a number of USDA program developments:  the sign-up for the Livestock Feed Program continues for producers who endured drought-related feed resource losses during the past three years; how the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species has impacted a producer's ability to use former C-R-P grasslands;  and a progress report on the preparations for the new-look commodity program sign-up to take place later this year.

7/14/2014 7:00:00 PM

Using Cover Crops... Play Audio

K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley talks about cover crop options and management for Kansas conditions, and how producers can overcome challenges to raising various cover crops...she presented this information at an in-service field day for agribusiness retailers hosted by K-State last week.

7/14/2014 7:00:00 PM

Agricultural News... Play Audio

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

7/14/2014 7:00:00 PM

K-State Field Day to Celebrate 25 Years of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Research

COLBY, Kan. – Through drought and wind, hail and rain, for 25 years Kansas State University researchers have studied subsurface drip irrigation technology for field crop production. To mark the anniversary, K-State’s Northwest Research-Extension Center at Colby will host a special anniversary SDI Technology Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 105 Experiment Farm Road in Colby.
7/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

2014 Wheat Harvest Update: Preliminary USDA Estimate... Play Audio

State statistician Jason Lamprecht of Kansas Agricultural Statistics reviews the latest estimate on the Kansas winter wheat crop from last Friday's USDA grain supply and demand report

7/13/2014 7:00:00 PM

International Wheat Buyers Get K-State Education... Play Audio

The associate director of the International Grains Program at K-State, Mark Fowler, reports on recent IGP activity in educating prospective U.S. grain customers...including milling short courses for wheat buyers which represent over half of U.S. hard red winter wheat export business.

7/10/2014 7:00:00 PM