K-State Research and Extension News
March 27, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Wednesday, March 27

K-State plant physiologist Mary Beth Kirkham reports on her new
analysis of elevated carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and the
resulting impact on water use by common crop plants...this study
finds that wheat and grain sorghum water use efficiency actually
improves as CO2 levels rise

K-State bovine reproductive physiologist Jeff Stevenson talks about
an alternate means of preg-checking beef and dairy cows...a chemical
pregnancy test, which he believes is an important advance for cattle

For this week's installment on the prescribed burning smoke
management plan in Kansas, a respiratory physician with Children's
Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Dr. Jay Portnoy, discusses the health
consequences of smoke from pasture burning, and comments on the
effort to manage that smoke

And K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen",
his weekly commentary on rural Kansas

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM), which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska, eastern
Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be heard over the
K-State Radio Network website. Also see the Agriculture Today archives.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News