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Agriculture Today

Agriculture Today is a daily program hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout the state. It features K-State agricultural specialists and other experts examining agricultural issues facing Kansas and the nation. 

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Below are the 8- and 11-minute segments from the last several weeks' shows.

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Program Date

Segment Title and Description

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9-25-17

Cattle Market Analysis:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he remarks on the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report, which indicated a higher placement number than most had anticipated, and he offers the LMIC's latest outlook on calf prices heading into 2018 and the cull cow market this fall

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9-25-17

Modified Grazing System:  K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney discusses a cattle grazing program that he's been studying at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays called modified intensive early stocking, which is proving to be a means of increasing per-acre beef production...it was one of the grazing systems he highlighted during his presentation at K-State's Beef Stocker Field Day last week 

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9-25-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0925
9-25-174-H Leadership Council:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw reports that applications are now being taken for the 2018 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council to be selected later this fall Hinshaw 0925
9-22-17
China Grain Imports:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on a media report out of China that indicates that country will remain heavily reliant on feedgrain and soybean imports because of a chronic lack of productive land, and he provides his latest corn price probability analysis based on the USDA's updated grain supply-and-demand report during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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9-22-17
New Research Farm:  The dean of the College of Agriculture at K-State, John Floros and north-central Kansas farmer Harold Lonsinger offer remarks at the dedication of the Harold and Olympia Lonsinger Sustainability Research Farm...a 2,300-acre tract of land donated by the Lonsingers to the university to study cropping management systems that improve soil health
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9-22-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0922
9-22-17
Feedlot Field Day:  K-State watershed specialist Ron Graber previews a special K-State Feedlot Field Day set for early October in Lyon County, which will demonstrate new ideas in backgrounder feedlot layout and management
(Note:  Due to illness, K-State climatologist Mary Knapp is unavailable today for her weekly segment on Kansas agricultural weather...she will return to the broadcast next Friday.)
 
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9-21-17
Farm Safety Week:  K-State farm safety specialist Kerri Ebert talks about the main themes that are being promoted during National Farm Safety and Health Week, which started last weekend and continues through Saturday...all of which are illustrated in a series of webinars that can be downloaded for farm families and other groups to view
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9-21-17
Late Sericea Burn:  K-State animal scientist K.C. Olson provides updated information on the effectiveness of a late-summer pasture burn on sericea lespedeza...he has just completed his four-year trial of this approach to sericea control, and he tells producers what to expect from the first year of employing this practice
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9-21-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
News 0921
9-21-17
No Oak Mites:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports a noticeable absence of oak leaf itch mites so far this season, and he comments on other insects of concern:  lacebugs damaging ornamental trees and boxelder bugs entering homes
Cloyd 0921
9-20-17
Wheat Planting Topics (part 1):  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato addresses a number of topics relating to winter wheat planting, which is just getting underway in Kansas:  on part one, he takes up several questions that were raised at the series of K-State pre-plant wheat schools around the state the past two months on variety response to management and nitrogen applications for higher protein
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9-20-17
Wheat Planting Topics (part 2): K-State's Romulo Lollato he offers a number of considerations on winter wheat planting dates and seeding rates for varying growing conditions around the state, as well as why seed size is an important variable in determining seeding rates
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9-20-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the agricultural news headlines of the day
News 0920
9-20-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0920
9-19-17
New Poultry Plant:  K-State poultry specialist Scott Beyer discusses the potential opportunities for agricultural producers in Kansas that the proposed poultry processing plant in northeast Kansas would offer, should the plant gain approval...he says that contract poultry production could augment one's current crop and livestock production in an economically-favorable way
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9-19-17Hurricanes and Ag:  K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu looks at the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma on agricultural production in the impacted areas, and the possible ripple effect for the agricultural sector in general...he says that the overall economic effect on the livestock and crop interests in this region should be limited Amanor-Boadu 0919
9-19-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0919
9-19-17Collared Dove Hunt:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the less-restricted opportunities to hunt Eurasian collared doves in Kansas, and how those interact with the other, native dove species found in the state Lee 0919
9-18-17

Cattle Market Outlook:   Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University discusses the latest cattle market trends:  he comments on the fed cattle market's attempt to right itself after several weeks of trending lower, and he talks about expected improvement in the choice-to-select price spread as the fall comes on, as well as the renewed strength in the feeder cattle market 

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9-18-17Cover Crop Survey:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about a producer survey she's conducting on plant toxicity problems that might be turning up in cover crops that are being grazed for forage...she hopes that the information gathered from that survey will be useful in developing cover crop selection and management recommendations for grazing purposesFarney 0918
9-18-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales" News 0918
9-18-174-H/FCS Judging:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/family and consumer sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp  talks about the 4-H F-C-S  judging contest that took place at the Kansas State Fair Feldkamp 0918
9-15-17Weekly Grain Market Report: USDA released a series of reports earlier this week and according to K-State grain market economist Dan O’Brien, those reports may not have considered weather conditions enough.O'Brien 0915
9-15-17Purpling in Corn: K-State Research and Extension crop production and cropping systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the purple coloration of corn that’s appearing in some parts of the state. While there is some concern for the corn crop, he thinks sorghum faces a bigger concern. Ciampitti 0915
9-15-17Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the latest agricultural news, including this weeks' Kansas Wheat Scoop.News 0915
9-15-17

Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

Knapp 0915
9-14-17

Sudden Death Syndrome: The K-State Plant Diagnostic Lab received the first sudden death syndrome infected soybean plants several weeks ago. K-State plant pathologist Doug Jardine discusses SDS and measures that can be taken to minimize its risk.

Jardine 0914
9-14-17

Q&A from the Gardiner Lecture: Jason Clay, vice president for markets and food at the World Wildlife Fund, and the latest speaker in the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at Kansas State University, fielded several  questions from the audience following his address.

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9-14-17

Ag News: Jeff Wichman covers the latest agricultural news, including this weeks' Kansas soybean update from Greg Akagi.

News 0914
9-14-17

Seeding cool-season lawns: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham discusses the process for seeding or overseeding a cool-season lawn this fall…something he says should be done sooner than later.

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9-13-17

Cover Crop Issue:  Two K-State specialists, beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney and crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup, talk about concerns that have been raised about planting cover crops for fall and winter beef cattle forage...specifically, whether those grazing plans could be curtailed by previously-applied herbicide applications on that ground:  they go over the label restrictions for numerous commonly-used herbicides and what producers need to know about those restrictions before they move ahead 

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9-13-17

Crop Payment Estimations:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby announces that K-State's final estimations on the Agricultural Risk Coverage payments for 2016 wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum have now been posted for producers to review, in advance of those payments being issued by the Farm Service Agency in October

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9-13-17

Stocker Field Day:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi previews the 2017 Beef Stocker Field Day that will take place at K-State a week from tomorrow (Thursday, September 21st) 

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9-13-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0913
 9-12-17
Ag and Sustainability (part 1):  Part one of a conversation with the senior vice-president for markets and food at the World Wildlife Fund, Jason Clay, who presented the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems lecture last night at K-State:  he discusses the theme of his presentation, "Feeding the World: Sustaining the Planet", and talks about how his organization has chosen to collaborate with agricultural producer groups and agribusinesses around the world toward that objective
Clay part one 0912 
 9-12-17Ag and Sustainability (part 2):  With Jason Clay of the World Wildlife FundClay part two 0912 
9-12-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0912 
9-12-17 
Songbirds and Hawks:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the concern over hawks preying on songbirds at bird feeders, and what can be done to discourage that
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9-11-17 
Cattle Market Comments:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor offers this week's insight on the cattle markets:  he talks about the latest positive news on U.S. beef exports, which he says are keeping the market from falling further, and he comments on whether the recent modest improvement in cattle futures prices will help the fed cattle market stay above the $100/cwt. mark
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9-11-17Controlling Woody Brush:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about controlling woody brush in pastures in the fall, using either the basal bark or cut-stump treatment method...he goes over the preferred herbicide options and their respective effectiveness against locust, hedge and other invasive hardwood speciesFick 0911
9-11-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0911
9-11-17
48 Hours of 4-H:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about the upcoming 48 Hours of 4-H community service weekend, saying that local 4-H groups need to register their service projects soon
Hinshaw 0911
9-8-17Local Grain Basis:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about some out-of-the-ordinary basis trends currently at certain Kansas elevators, and he looks ahead to the USDA's September crop production report coming out next week, during his weekly segment on the grain market trendsO'Brien 0908
9-8-17Canola Planting Time:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm talks about achieving good canola stand establishment at planting time, including a look at what new K-State research is saying about optimum canola seeding ratesStamm 0908
9-8-17I-G-P Container Workshop:  The senior economist with the IGP Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, talks about a couple of Container Grain Marketing Workshops the institute hosted this week for producers and marketers interested in selling grain via smaller-volume containers...also, Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopO'Neil 0908
9-8-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0908
9-7-17  Grain Sorghum Development: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the slow development of grain sorghum stands in Kansas as a result of cooler-than-normal temperatures in August and early September, and what K-State research tells us about the possible reduction in yields....he notes that the planting date is the critical factorCiampitti 0907 
9-7-17 

Shuttle Loading Study:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor reports on a new study of the large shuttle-loading grain facilities now commonly found in Kansas, and how such load-out facilities influence the prices available to grain producers...this work confirmed that these do result in a premium paid to producers who market their grain through a shuttle-loading system

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9-7-17  Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0907 
9-7-17  

Landscape Watering Needs:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham encourages homeowners to address the water needs of their landscape trees and shrubs, given the recent stretch of dry weather around the state 

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 9-6-17

Upcoming Gardiner Lecture:  The committee chairman for the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at K-State, Steven Graham, tells about the next lecture coming up on the campus this Monday, featuring the senior vice president for markets and food with the World Wildlife Fund, Jason Clay....he'll be speaking on, and receiving questions on, the topic of "Feeding the World:  Sustaining the Planet"...this lecture is free and open to the public, and also will be streamed live for those who can't attend  

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9-6-17New NWS Guide:  K-State environmental quality specialist Peter Tomlinson talks about a new guide created by K-State and Oklahoma State University on using the on-line information of interest to agricultural producers provided by the National Weather Service...he goes over what's available via both the NWS mobile app and the full desktop version, as this publication explains how to navigate those sitesTomlinson 0906
9-6-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0906 
9-6-17 Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0906 
9-5-17 Fall Calf Decisions:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University offers this week's remarks on the cattle market trends:  among other things, he goes over his new analysis of fall calf marketing decisions and the likely returns to backgrounding those calves, comparing expected cost of gain to anticipated value of gainSchulz 0905 
9-5-17 Forage Crop Options:  K-State cropping systems agronomist John Holman looks at annual forage production options for Kansas cattle producers, based on his extensive field research on annual forage rotations....he spoke on this topic at the recent KLA/K-State Ranch Management Field Day in southwest KansasHolman 0905 
9-5-17 Weekly Features:  This week's 4-H segment introduces the newly-appointed manager of the 4-H new youth and adult audiences program, Ruddy Benavides...plus this week's "Tree Tales" with K-State forester Charlie Barden and this week's "Milk Lines" with K-State dairy specialist Mike BroukBenavides 0905 
9-5-17Wildlife Food Plots:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about what to realistically expect from establishing winter food plots for wildlife in the fallLee 0905
9-1-17Grain Market Concerns:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the grain market impacts from Hurricane Harvey, and about the trade's attention on possible early frost damage to summer crops in the upper Midwest, during his weekly discussion of the current grain market trendsO'Brien 0901
9-1-17Soybean Insect Alert:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports that there are numerous insects working on soybean stands in Kansas, some feeding on the foliage, others damaging the pods and beans themselves....he talks about assessing the damage and making decisions on insecticide treatments against these pestsWhitworth 0901
9-1-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0901
9-1-17Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0901
 8-31-17Beef Bull Fertility:  A research veterinarian from the University of Calgary, John Kastelic, talks about the management of beef bulls to promote fertility...he looks at the nutritional game plan that results in more fertile bulls, and he discusses what to consider in examining and evaluating young bulls for breeding soundness...he spoke on the topic at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop hosted by K-State this weekKastelic 0831 
8-31-17 Cattle Repro Workshop:  K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber shares what he considers the highlight information from this week's workshop, which welcomed in nearly 400 researchers and beef producers from across the nation...he made a presentation in yesterday's session on guidelines for selection of replacement heifers Weaber 0831 
8-31-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0831
8-31-17 Landscape and Garden Insects:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on an assortment of insects at work in landscapes and gardens currently, including fall webworms on walnut trees, lace bugs on various landscape ornamentals and squash bugs on garden cucurbit cropsCloyd 0831 
8-30-17Marketing Open Cows:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about strategic marketing of cull cows:  knowing the cull cow price cycle and when the most favorable marketing opportunities are, and sizing up the prospect of holding open cows for winter feeding for marketing in late winter or early spring, when cow prices typically improveWaggoner 0830
8-30-17 Replacement Heifer Nutrition:  One of the featured speakers at the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop being hosted by K-State this week:  University of Idaho Extension beef cattle specialist John Hall talks about nutrition management for developing replacement heifers, considering both pre-weaning and post-weaning nutrient needs building up to her first breedingHall 0830 
8-30-17 Kansas Farmer Feature:   Saline County farmer Justin Knopf talks about his work with K-State in developing conservation farming practices, which will be featured in a documentary to be aired tomorrow evening nationally on The Discovery ChannelKnopf 0830 
8-30-17 Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas SLL 0830 
8-29-17Wheat Nutrient Management:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses planting-time nutrient management for winter wheat, centering on fertilizer product selection based on a pre-plant soil test, and covering rate and placement of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for optimum stand establishmentRuiz-Diaz 0829
8-29-17 Wheat Stubble Weeds:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about controlling thick infestations of grassy and broadleaf weeds in wheat stubble going into the fall, whether or not the field will be planted back to winter wheat...he looks at the product options to consider in view of the herbicide resistance that has developed in many of these more difficult weed species Peterson 0829 
8-29-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0829
8-29-17 Feral Cat Issue:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the latest numbers on feral cat predation on birds and other wildlife, saying that it has become a serious wildlife conservation problemLee 0829 
8-28-17Cattle Market Commentary:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, covers the cattle market scene this week:  he looks at the possibility that cattle prices may be near their low ebb for the season, and talks about the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report, which may be a harbinger of better times for the cattle market aheadRobb 0828
8-28-17Cow Herd Health:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about a number of herd health management priorities for cow-calf producers to consider as summer gives way to fall...including monitoring and maintaining cow nutritional condition, being aware of the possibility of summer pneumonia in calves, and launching the pre-conditioning program for calves as weaning time approachesHanzlicek 0828
8-28-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0828 
8-28-17 4-H Dog Conference:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren previews the 2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Project Conference coming up in October, registrations for which are being taken nowWaldren 0828 
8-25-17 Grain Market Influences:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about improved profitability in biofuels production and the level of support that's giving to row crop prices currently, and he takes a look at the latest market viewpoint on drought stress in the Corn Belt, during his weekly commentary on the grain market trendsO'Brien 0825
8-25-17  Sorghum Aphid Outlook:  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud reports on heightened activity of sugarcane aphid in some Kansas grain sorghum fields this past week....and he talks about why he believes this pest will eventually become a non-factor for grain sorghum producers....he spoke on this topic at the 2017 Row Crop Roundup field day at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays earlier this weekMichaud 0825
8-25-17  Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's edition of the Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0825 
8-25-17  Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0825 
8-24-17Tillage in No-Till:  K-State soil scientist Augustine Obour reports on his current research on occasional tillage in a no-till cropping system as a remedy for herbicide-resistant weeds that have become problematic for producers...he's looking not only at the effectiveness of one-time moderate tillage on those weeds, but at the resulting impact on crop yields and soil quality...he talked about this at the Row Crop Roundup Field Day at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays yesterdayObour 0824
8-24-17Environmental Regulations Guide:  K-State environmental quality specialist Peter Tomlinson tells about a newly-revised and upgraded publication from K-State Research and Extension that will help farmers and ranchers navigate the vast array of land management water quality regulations and the agencies that administer those in Kansas...it's called the Environmental Regulation Guide for Rural Kansas, and is available nowTomlinson 0824
8-24-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0824
8-24-17Fall Vegetable Gardening:  For this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about what's necessary to successfully start a fall garden of cool-season vegetablesPatton 0824
8-23-17Cattle Parasite Control:  Oklahoma State University livestock entomologist Justin Talley discusses external parasite control for the cattle herd, saying that this has been a more intense year than normal for horn flies and ticks on cattle...he talks about formulating a comprehensive control program for both of these that works for one's individual operation...he was one of the featured speakers at the K-State/KLA Ranch Management Field Days recentlyTalley 0823
8-23-17
Controlling Anaplasmosis in Cattle:  K-State beef cattle veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about identifying, and contending with, anaplasmosis disease in cattle, in that this disease continues to expand its range in Kansas...he emphasizes the biosecurity aspect of preventing the spread of the disease, and goes over the outward signs of it that producers should be looking for...he was another of the featured speakers at the K-State/KLA Ranch Management Field Days recently
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8-23-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines News 0823
8-23-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0823
8-22-17

Sorghum Aphid Report:  K-State crop entomologist Brian McCornack has the latest on sugarcane aphid activity in grain sorghum, with this pest now confirmed in three counties in Kansas....the good news is that the aphid is showing up later than it has in previous years, which may play to the advantage of the grower

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8-22-17Crop Insurance Caps:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor goes over K-State's new analysis of two proposed changes to the federal crop insurance program, and what those would mean for all producers who utilize crop insurance:  specifically, the suggested cap on crop insurance eligibility based on a farm's adjusted gross income, and a cap on the cost-share on crop insurance premiums Taylor 0822
8-22-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0822
8-22-17

Bird Collision Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of bird collisions with windows, as influenced by the structure and location of buildings

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 8-21-17Cattle Price Slump:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured in this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the faltering cattle market and the prospects for prices finding a floor soon...and he offers his latest thoughts on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying that the U.S. has to be careful about pursuing changes in Canadian dairy policy, lest that backfire and bring harm to other agricultural trade with Canada and MexicoPeel 0821
8-21-17Split-Time Beef A-I:  K-State beef reproduction physiologist David Grieger talks about his research work on the split-timed A-I approach to cattle breeding, as the potential next step in employing A-I in beef genetics management...he talks about the potential advantages over fixed-time A-IGrieger 0821
8-21-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0821
8-21-174-H Shooting Sports:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn previews the series of Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports state matches coming up in SeptemberVan Horn 0821
8-18-17
Grain Market Factors:  From the Risk and Profit Conference at K-State,  grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the growing expectation that there will be still fewer acres planted to winter wheat in Kansas and elsewhere this fall, and he offers his thoughts on the weather threats to corn and soybeans in leading production states, and the chances that the markets will eventually rally if the production numbers go down
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8-18-17
New Wheat Varieties:  The president of the Kansas Wheat Alliance based at K-State, Daryl Strouts, outlines the production traits of the three new K-State-bred wheat varieties that are now available to growers for planting this fall...Larry, Zenda and Tatanka:  he'll go over the strengths of each of these, and where in the state each is likely to yield well
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8-18-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 0818
8-18-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather, and passes along the latest on the expected conditions for Monday's solar eclipse....she also tells abut eclipse-time information that the Weather Data Library at K-State will be gathering from its northeast Kansas station
Knapp 0818
8-17-17
Row Crop Diseases (part 1):  An extended report from K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine on the most prominent diseases currently showing up in corn, grain sorghum and soybean crops around Kansas, and what producers should be thinking about in responding to them: in part 1,  he talks about the severity of southern rust and gray leaf spot in corn, as well as the extent to which the newest corn disease threat, bacterial streak, has spread in Kansas corn production
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8-17-17
Row Crop Diseases (part 2)  K-State's Doug Jardine talks about the high potential of aflatoxin developing in drought-stressed corn, and what that means for growers as they sell, store or feed that corn post-harvest...and he offers an advisory to growers with late-planted corn about the possibility of those stands serving as the "green bridge" for wheat streak mosaic, which could threaten newly-planted wheat stands nearby
Jardine part 2 0817
8-17-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's edition of the Kansas Soybean Update
News 0817
8-17-17
Lawn Overseeding Prep:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about taking the preliminary steps now for overseeding a cool-season lawn this fall
Hoyle 0817
8-16-17
Cattle Price Discovery:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Coffey talks about his recent study of trends in live cattle negotiated prices over the past 15 years, and how prices in one region on any given week might influence prices in other major cattle feeding regions...he hopes this information will help producers and buyers more fully understand what is driving price discovery in the marketplace...he's sharing this research at the K-State Risk and Profit Conference this week
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8-16-17
Ag and Rural Issues:  The featured speaker at the 2017 K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues yesterday:  the chief executive officer of CoBank, Tom Halverson, addresses numerous current economic and policy issues facing agriculture and rural areas, and he talks about the dialogue he's been having with elected officials and administrative leaders on those matters
Halverson 0816
8-16-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0816
8-16-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0816
8-15-17
Farm Diversification Study:  K-State agricultural economist Alex Shanoyan reports on a new analysis of farm operation diversification and how it relates to the farm's financial resilience during difficult economic times...he will cover this in one of the breakout sessions at the Risk and Profit Conference this week at K-State
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8-15-17
Risk Management Session:  The senior economist for the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, tells of a special risk management workshop that the institute is putting on for foreign and domestic grain buyers, the aim being to help those buyers handle price risk when purchasing U.S. grains
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8-15-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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8-15-17
Toxic Algae Test:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about incidents of blue-green algae appearing on numerous farm ponds and lakes this summer, and how to positively identify it 
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8-14-17
Cattle Market Factors:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he comments on the negative impact of current global tensions on the markets in general, when then is reflected in the cattle trade....he also invites producers to use K-State's Feeder Cattle Risk Management Tool to calculate one's best price risk strategy for feeders going into the fall and winter
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8-14-17
Marketing Assistance Loans:  Agricultural program specialist Carla Wicoff of the Farm Service Agency state office reminds grain producers of the USDA marketing assistance loan program that they can use at fall harvest time as a source of short-term financing.....she also talks about the availability of grain crop graze-out payments for wheat and other small grain crops
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8-14-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales" News 0814
8-14-17
4-H Program Fee:  For this week's 4-H segment, the new state 4-H leader at K-State, Wade Weber, talks about his early interactions with 4-H stakeholders around the state...and he talks about the new 4-H participation fee which will be instituted this fall, and what the fee will support 
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8-11-17
Crop Report Questions:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the surprising estimations on U.S. corn and soybean production released by the USDA yesterday in its August report, and he talks about another modest surge in wheat exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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8-11-17Economic Benchmarking Tools:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about new information she has put together that will help Kansas agricultural producers benchmark their operations' economic status...she'll be presenting that at K-State's Risk and Profit Conference next week in ManhattanReid 0811 
8-11-17
Yield Monitor Workshop:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda invites crop producers to a special Yield Monitor Workshop taking place on the campus this coming Monday, where participants can learn how to use their yield monitor data more productively...also, Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop

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8-11-17Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0811 
8-10-17 

Crop Insurance Changes:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about proposed cuts to the federal crop insurance program, and the implications those would likely bring to bear for crop producers….and he reports on the move to address the price convergence issue in the wheat market

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8-10-17 Farm Machinery Decisions:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl looks at strategies for replacing farm machinery, especially at times when profit margins on the farm or ranch are extra tightIbendahl 0810 
8-10-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0810 
8-10-17 Determining Apple Ripeness:  On this week’s horticulture segment, Riley County Extension horticultural agent Gregg Eyestone goes over the physical signals that tell an apple grower that the fruit is ripe for pickingEyestone 0810 
 8-9-17
Planting Cover Crops (part 1):  K-State cropping systems agronomist Kraig Roozeboom talks about selecting a cover crop for planting this fall, as a forage resource or for long-term soil improvement:  he looks at the growth characteristics of several grasses, legumes and brassicas and the forage production expectations for each, and he goes over the agronomic management requirements for cover crop establishment
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 8-9-17 Planting Cover Crops (part 2):  With K-State agronomist Kraig RoozeboomRooozeboom part 2 0809 
 8-9-17 
Feed the Future Project:  K-State agricultural economist Yacob Zereyesus talks about a U.S. Agency for International Development project he's engaged in, which is tracking the food needs of impoverished families in the African country of Ghana...this is part of the large-scale Feed the Future initiative involving a host of K-State researchers
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  8-9-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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8-8-17
Grazing Rich Forages:  K-State beef reproduction specialist Sandy Johnson reports on a new study of high-protein grazing forages and their impact on beef heifer fertility...this research will be highlighted at one of the K-State/Kansas Livestock Association Ranch Management Field Days coming up this month...she also reminds producers about the deadline for registering for the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop which is set for late August in Manhattan
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8-8-17
Wheat Insect Guide:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about using K-State's 2017 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings report as a guide in managing against leading insect problems in Kansas wheat production....most notably, Hessian flies and wheat curl mites which vector several plant viruses, including wheat streak mosaic disease
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8-8-17Ag News:   Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0808
8-8-17
Fish Bait Behavior:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study of whether fish can learn to avoid artificial bait in catch-and-release situations
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8-7-17
Cattle Market Factors:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the LMIC's new projection on calf and yearling prices for the remainder of 2017, and he comments on the market significance of the tariff hike on U.S. beef exports into Japan
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8-7-17Mycotoxins in Corn:  K-State livestock feed scientist Cassie Jones and graduate researcher Ashton Yoder report on their new study on mycotoxins in harvested corn, and how those toxins can be reduced substantially by screening corn as it goes into storage...this could be an important consideration for farmers who will soon be harvesting corn as a feedstuff for their livestock Jones Yoder 0807
8-7-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0807
8-7-17
4-H Poetry Outreach:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about a literary approach to connecting with new 4-H youth groups...plus this week's lineup of county fairs around Kansas 
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8-4-17
Grain Export Boom:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to next week's USDA crop production and grain stocks report, and talks about a new, robust report on grain exports, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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8-4-17
Margin Protection Insurance:  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer discusses the new crop insurance option that will be available to Kansas corn and soybean growers for the 2018 crop, the margin protection program:  he'll explain what it's designed to cover, how the coverage is calculated, and the pros and cons of the program...he will be presenting an in-depth session on margin protection at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference at K-State
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8-4-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 0804
8-4-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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8-3-17
Wheat Pest Ratings:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato and wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf talk about the content of the just-released 2017 Kansas Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings report:  the information it provides on variety disease and insect resistance as well as evaluations on several important agronomic characteristics...they comment on things that they would like producers to study as they use this report for their seed selection decisions
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8-3-17
Precision Ag Conference:  K-State weed ecologist Anita Dille talks about some of the concepts that caught her attention as she participated in the recent European Conference on Precision Agriculture...and she talks about current K-State research findings that were presented there on variable-rate soil-applied herbicide treatments and on using drones for in-season weed detection in corn and grain sorghum stands
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8-3-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0803
8-3-17Dividing Iris Plants:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham covers the steps to follow  when dividing iris plants, which he says should be done here in the month of AugustUpham 0803
8-2-17
Horn Fly Control:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises cattle producers to ready their herds for the late-summer burst of horn fly activity, by re-treating cattle with a different insecticide compound than they have been using so far this summer...he says that rotating to a different chemistry is important in keeping horn flies from developing resistance to insecticides
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8-2-17
Soybean Insect Issues:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth lists several insects that are now at work in Kansas soybean fields, some of which are defoliating stands at yield-damaging levels while others are feeding on newly-developing pods...he talks about the treatment response for each of these pests
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8-2-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the days agricultural news headlines.News 0802
8-2-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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8-1-17
Wheat Variety Performance (part 1):  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser reviews the just-released yield numbers from K-State's 2017 Wheat Variety Performance Test, which evaluated varieties at 16 locations throughout Kansas...this information is available for producers to use as they make their seed selections for the upcoming growing season:  in part 1, she recaps the growing season and how the weather conditions and pest problems impacted variety performance
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8-1-17Wheat Variety Performance (part 2):  K-State's Jane Lingenfelser highlights the varieties which topped the yield charts, region by region, at K-State's wheat variety test sitesLingenfelser part 2 0801
8-1-17Wheat Variety Performance (part 3):  K-State's Jane Lingenfelser summarizes the general performance of the five most-widely-planted varieties in Kansas this past season...plus, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesLingenfelser part 3 0801
8-1-17
Prairie Dogs and Plague:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study out of Colorado which looked at weather patterns as a predictor of plague outbreaks in prairie dog populations
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7-31-17
Cattle Market Comments:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's commentary on the cattle markets:  he identifies more key indicators from the USDA's recent cattle inventory report, and he talks about a new information source created by the USDA, called the Weekly Fed Cattle Comprehensive Report, which combines negotiated, formula, forward contract and grid purchase information into a single weekly price series
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7-31-17
New Extension Leader:  The new associate director of Extension at K-State, Gregg Hadley, discusses the current state of the Cooperative Extension Service in Kansas and his aspirations for Extension in this state in the coming years, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community vitality and youth development
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7-31-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
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7-31-17
4-H Livestock Activities:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn talks about what 4-H livestock activities contribute to youth development....plus this week's lineup of county fairs around Kansas
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7-28-17
Grain Weather Markets:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien takes a close look at how increasingly-adverse weather conditions may boost corn and soybean prices, and he shares his latest price probability projection for soybeans during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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7-28-17
Wheat Streak Mosaic: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf addresses the huge concern with wheat streak mosaic in this year's wheat crop, and is urging producers to take action to prevent a repeat of the severe crop losses attributed to that disease, starting with full control of volunteer wheat in the coming weeks
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7-28-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0728
7-28-17
Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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7-27-17
Processing Corn Silage:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about putting up corn silage destined for beef cattle feeding...how silage can be best utilized in cow-calf and growing rations, and guidelines on harvesting and packing corn silage to maximize its feeding quality
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7-27-17
Risk and Profit:  K-State Extension assistant in agricultural economist Rich Llewlyn passes along the details on K-State's 2017 Risk and Profit Conference coming up in mid-August, which will focus in part on agricultural policy issues in advance of the forthcoming congressional work on the 2018 Farm Bill
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7-27-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0727
7-27-17 Garden Harvest Tips:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State vegetable and fruit production specialist Cary Rivard offers harvest and storage guidelines for several kinds of popular garden produceRivard 0727
7-26-17
Canola Variety Performance:  K-State canola breeder Mike Stamm reflects on the 2017 canola harvest, and the varieties and hybrids that excelled in K-State's field trials this year...he talks about what was learned from this crop that will be of benefit as another canola planting season rolls around in early fall
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7-26-17
Precision Ag Matters:  K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin reports on the topics that generated the most discussion at a major precision agriculture technology conference that he attended last week in Scotland....he also talks about his current research into the economics of using precision guidance cultivation as an alternative to herbicide use against resistant weed populations
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7-26-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.News 0726
7-26-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0726
7-25-17
Antibiotic Resistance Issue (part 1):  K-State veterinarian Mike Apley, a national authority on the issue of antibiotic resistance as it relates to livestock production, talks about the current dialogue on the subject among human and animal health experts...he points out some of the public misperceptions that continue to exist, discusses the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive as a response, and stresses the importance of good stewardship in using antibiotics for human and livestock health treatment moving forward
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7-25-17
Antibiotic Resistance Issue (part 2):  K-State veterinarian Mike Apley.
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7-25-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines.
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7-25-17
Feral Hog Bait:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new bait product that has been developed for feral hog control, and what independent testing says about its performance
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7-24-17
USDA Cattle Reports:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he digs into the numbers from the USDA's monthly cattle-on-feed report and mid-year cattle inventory report, both of which were released last Friday afternoon...he also comments on the lower trend in the boxed beef market, and whether that falloff is coming to an end
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7-24-17
Sericea Burning Study:  K-State animal scientist K.C. Olson reports on the findings from the final year of his research trials on the effect of late-season prescribed burning on sericea lespedeza in Kansas pastures...this approach is showing great promise as a means of effectively controlling this noxious weed, and now he is ready to research the practical application of this tactic in beef grazing programs
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7-24-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
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7-24-17
Back to School:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about using county fair project work in readying for the upcoming new school year....plus this week's Kansas county fair calendar
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7-21-17
Wheat Price Improvement:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about what he considers favorable signals for improved wheat prices, and he reports on the status of local basis levels in central and western Kansas, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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7-21-17
Ag Trade Concerns:  K-State agricultural economist Vincent Amanor-Boadu offers his latest observations on U.S. trade policy, with the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement set to begin next month...he says he still has concerns about trade issues over non-agricultural goods, and that agricultural trade could end up being harmed in the process
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7-21-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson cover's the day's agricultural news headlines, and Jordan Hildebrand presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0721
7-21-17 Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0721
7-20-17
Crops and Heat (part 1):  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses the potential effect of the recent oppressive heat on row crops in Kansas, with corn being the most vulnerable at the moment...he goes over the variables that could lead to substandard corn pollination, and covers the heat impacts on grain sorghum and soybeans as well, including double-cropped stands
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7-20-17
Crops and Heat (part 2): With K-State's Ignacio Cimapitti
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7-20-17
Beef Repro Workshop:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson previews the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Symposium, which K-State will host in late August....this is a prime opportunity for beef cattle producers, veterinarians and others to pick up on the very latest on A-I and embryo transfer management and other aspects of beef reproduction systems...plus, Greg Akagi presents this weeks edition of the Kansas Soybean Update
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7-20-17
Ornamental Flower Trials:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State ornamental horticulturist Cheryl Boyer reports on several of the ornamental flower varieties that are rating highly in K-State's evaluation trials this year
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7-19-17
Supreme Heifer Program:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney reports on the successes of the Sunflower Supreme Heifer Program, which aids cow-calf producers in replacement heifer development either for retention in the herd or for sale...the program has plans to expand its sales range into central Kansas soon, and she says it's time for interested producers to start looking into participation
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7-19-17 Improving Bacon Preservation:  K-State meat scientist Terry Houser talks about the ever-increasing popularity of bacon with U.S. consumers, and about research ongoing at K-State to preserve the quality of bacon as it's delivered to retail food outlets...they're testing out several anti-oxidant materials for their abilities to keep uncooked bacon freshHouser 0719
7-19-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0719
7-19-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0719
7-18-17
Current Soybean Issues:  K-State agronomist Doug Shoup comments on the state of the current Kansas soybean crop and some of the challenges that soybean stands are facing, from insect and weed issues to crop fertility considerations, that may call for a producer response
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7-18-17
Humic Soil Additives:  K-State agronomist A.J. Foster talks about what is known to date about humic products as soil improvement treatments...he is testing the performance of these products in field trials in southwest Kansas, saying that there is a great deal to be learned about the actual benefits of these humic applications
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7-18-17
Birds and Wind Turbines:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study which sheds a different light on the extent of bird losses due to collisions with wind turbines 
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7-17-17
Cattle Market Outlook:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he outlines reasons why the rest of 2017 looks favorable for cattle prices, despite large beef supplies....and he preview's this Friday's USDA cattle-on-feed and mid-year cattle inventory reports
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7-17-17Grass Cattle Lameness:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about monitoring cattle herds on grass for indications of foot rot, the primary kind of lameness that shows up in herds at this time of the year...he addresses the importance of early treatment of this conditionTarpoff 0717
7-17-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0717
7-17-17New 4-H Youth:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about a recent successful effort to introduce Native American youth to what 4-H in Kansas has to offer...plus, this week's lineup of county fairs around the stateSeay 0717
7-14-17
Wheat Export Improvement:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the market response to this week's USDA crop production and grain stocks reports, and highlights a notable boost in U.S. wheat exports of late, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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7-14-17
Reducing Irrigation Runoff:  K-State water resources engineer Jonathan Aguilar goes over several crop irrigation principles for reducing water runoff while promoting crop "mining" for water....this information was shared at a major field day for crop consultants hosted this week by K-State's Department of Agronomy
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7-14-17Soy Food Promotion:  From the staff of the Kansas Soybean Commission, Charlene Patton talks about the commission's summertime campaign to promote soy-based foods, which includes a soy foods guide available to consumers Patton 0714
7-14-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather 
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7-13-17
Cattle Algae Toxicity:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek cautions cattle producers about the herd health threat that is lurking in several farm ponds again this summer:  blue-green algae, which has been prompted by recent weather conditions....the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State has already received reports of cattle losses caused by toxins from algae blooms
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7-13-17
Cow Pregnancy Analysis:  K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson talks about merits of conducting a cow herd pregnancy evaluation earlier than normal, and she promotes the use of a special app developed at K-State that can assist in cow or heifer pregnancy analysis
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7-13-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update News 0713
7-13-17Heat and Vegetables:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about the effects of the recent hot weather on several garden vegetable crops, including tomatoes, beans, cucumbers and watermelons Upham 0713
7-12-17
Dicamba Soybean Issue:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson discusses the escalating concern over herbicide drift from applications to dicamba-tolerant soybeans over to susceptible soybean varieties in neighboring fields...he cites K-State field research on dicamba drift and its impact on eventual soybean yields, which revolves around the stage of the crop's development at the time of the drift incident
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7-12-17
Sorghum Chinch Bugs: K-State crop entomologist J. P. Michaud advises grain sorghum producers about the progression of chinch bugs, and why controlling the first generation of this insect is important in keeping the second generation from inflicting major damage to grain sorghum heads later on in the growing season
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7-12-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0712
7-12-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0712
7-11-17
Wheat Ancestor Genetics:  Two K-State researchers, wheat breeder Allan Fritz and wheat geneticist Eduard Akhunov, talk about their current wheat improvement efforts using genetic material from an ancestor of modern-day wheat called wild emmer...this plant has properties that could greatly enhance wheat productivity once they're incorporated into wheat lines in K-State's program
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7-11-17Corn Disease Alert:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine advises corn growers to be at the ready to enact their control measures against gray leaf spot, considered one of the most damaging diseases in central plains corn production...he talks about distinguishing gray leaf spot from another corn disease that has come upon the scene in recent years, bacterial streakJardine 0711
7-11-17Ag News Update:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk LinesNews 0711
7-11-17Mice and Lyme Disease:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about how white-footed mice play a role in the spread of Lyme disease, which can be contracted by people from tick bitesLee 0711
7-10-17
Cattle Market Update:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about another week of lower prices and why strong beef demand is critical to keeping the market from falling further....he also brings up a concern about bi-lateral trade agreements, sharing an example of how those can work against the interests of the cattle sector
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7-10-17
Pasture Leasing Survey:  K-State agricultural economist Leah Tsoodle goes over the findings of the just-released 2017 Bluestem Pasture Report...a survey of pasture managers in the Flint Hills region on the going leasing rates, and leasing arrangements, for grass....this biennial report is often used as a guideline for negotiating pasture leases statewide
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7-10-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of Tree TalesNews 0710
7-10-174-H and County Fairs:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw talks about county fair activity as a youth development experience...plus this week's lineup of county fairs around KansasHinshaw 0710
7-7-17
Crop Report Reaction:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about this week's market reaction to last Friday's USDA crop acreage report, and comments on how much, if any, price support can be expected from current weather worries affecting the corn and wheat markets, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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7-7-17
Wheat Quality Research:  K-State wheat geneticist Jesse Poland talks about the latest wheat genetics research undertaking at K-State, supported by a major grant funded in part by Kansas wheat producers directly....it will use an integrated approach for predicting the milling and baking qualities of new wheat varieties at a much faster rate than ever before
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7-7-17Wheat Harvest Update:  he final installment in this summer's series of Kansas wheat harvest reports features Extension agricultural agent JoEllyn Argabright of Rawlins County and multi-county agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones of the Sunflower Extension DistrictWheat Harvest Report 0707
7-7-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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7-6-17
Fusarium Research Workshop (1):  K-State plant pathologist John Leslie is joined by several fellow scientists who are taking part in the 2017 International Fusarium Research Workshop hosted by K-State...this is a high-profile event which brings together the world's leading researchers to exchange ideas on contending with crop and livestock diseases and human health problems caused by fusarium fungus:  mikeside with John on segment one are Rudy Krska of Austria and Yin-Won Lee of South Korea
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7-6-17
Fusarium Research Workshop (2):  K-State plant pathologist John Leslie is joined by two more scientists who are taking part in the 2017 International Fusarium Research Workshop hosted by K-State...David Geiser of Penn State University and Brett Summerell of Australia
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7-6-17Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Sandra Wick of the Post Rock Extension District in north-central Kansas...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateWheat Harvest Report 0706
7-6-17More Landscape Bugs:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about the proliferation of ticks this summer in home landscapes, and cautions homeowners about Japanese beetles attacking rose bushes and other landscape ornamentalsCloyd 0706
7-5-17
Irrigation Water Losses:  K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers talks about the realities of evaporative losses from center-pivot irrigation....specifically, the actual water losses that occur from the nozzle to the target crop, which are much less than might appear....he advises irrigators to pay more attention to the runoff losses from their fields instead
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7-5-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents James Coover of Dickinson County, Tyler Husa of the River Valley Extension District and Cody Miller of the Phillips-Rooks Extension District
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7-5-17
Safe Boating Practices:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about boating safety when fishing or otherwise enjoying time on Kansas waterways...and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of Milk Lines
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7-5-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0705
7-3-17
Cattle Market Analysis:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he comments on further erosion of fed cattle prices on the heels of a drop in beef cutout values, coupled with rising beef slaughter weights....he also passes along the LMIC's outlook on cattle feedlot profitability heading through the last half of 2017
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7-3-17
Beef Genetics Technology:  K-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber reports on some of the information shared at the recent Beef Improvement Federation annual conference on advances in beef genetics...he talks about the potential growth of the use of cattle genomic information in cattle breeding, and what attendees had to say about the economic returns to employing the new genetic technology at hand
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7-3-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Stacy Campbell of Ellis County and Shad Marston of McPherson County...plus, K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of Tree Tales
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7-3-174-H Shooting Sports:  or this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Pam van Horn provides an update on 4-H shooting sports activities in Kansas...plus, this week's lineup of county fairs around the state Van Horn 0703
6-30-17
Crop Acreage Report:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien reports on some substantial premiums now being paid for high-protein wheat at certain delivery points in Kansas, and he previews today's USDA crop acreage report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-30-17Wheat Disease Breakthrough:  K-State plant pathologist Bernd Friebe talks about the discovery of a wheat gene that could well end up being the answer to wheat streak mosaic disease problems in Kansas wheat production, once it is eventually bred into variety lines in the K-State wheat breeding program...this achievement is the result of 25 years of persistent researchFriebe 0630
6-30-17Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Mark Ploger of Pratt County and Lacey Noterman of Haskell County...and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopWheat Harvest Report 0630
6-30-17Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0630
6-29-17
Late Wheat Issues:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato discusses two adverse conditions which developed in some Kansas wheat fields just ahead of harvest:  high temperatures impacting kernel development, and a situation where the stem of the wheat plant remained green while the head had fully matured...he talks about what, if anything, producers could have done to avert these problems
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6-29-17
New Corn Technology:  K-State weed management Curt Thompson talks about the recent approval of  2,4-D-tolerant corn hybrids for planting next year, and what K-State field trials say about the advantages this new system offers to corn growers who are fighting glyphosate-resistant weeds and other tough weed challenges
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6-29-17Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agent Chris Long of the Walnut Creek Extension District, which includes Lane, Ness and Rush counties...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateWheat Harvest Update 0629
6-29-17Current Lawn Problems:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle talks about two problems that are showing up in home lawns now...yellow nutsedge infestations and brown patch disease...and what homeowners can do about themHoyle 0629
6-28-17
Farm Enterprise Analysis (part 1):  The executive director of the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Kevin Herbel, breaks down the crop and livestock enterprise numbers from the recently-released Kansas net farm income report for 2016...he talks about the profitability of each of the major crops last year, as well as the returns to cow-calf and backgrounder cattle production, and things that made the difference between high-profit and low-profit operations within a given enterprise
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6-28-17Farm Enterprise Analysis (part 2)Herbel part 2 0628
6-28-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Allen Baker of Wichita County, Bill Haney of Kearney County, and Tom Maxwell of the Central Kansas Extension District
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6-28-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0628
6-27-17
Animal Disease Traceability (part 1):  From the veterinary services division of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Neil Hammerschmidt and Sunny Geiser-Novotny discuss the status of animal disease traceability in the livestock sector:  they talk about the performance of current traceability protocols for interstate movement of cattle, and they look at what is needed to move disease traceability forward, for trade purposes and otherwise.....they conducted a public outreach meeting on the K-State campus last week, where they gathered feedback from livestock producers and other stakeholders
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6-27-17
Animal Disease Traceability (part 2)
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6-27-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Glenn Newdigger of Stafford County and Ryan Flaming of Harvey County...plus K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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6-27-17
Coyote Fawn Predation:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study which tracked coyote predation on deer fawns...the findings tell us that coyote control isn't so important when it comes to building deer numbers
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6-26-17
Beef Sales to China:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers his insight on the current downturn in the cattle market, with prices sharply lower for the second week in a row....he also comments on the realities of renewed U.S. beef export business with China, saying that it will be awhile before the re-opening of that market directly impacts prices received by producers
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6-26-17
Plant Virus Research:  A visiting Fulbright scholar from Australia, Ralf Dietzgen,  who is collaborating with K-State researchers on developing control measures for thrips, which are carriers of more than 20 viruses that cause plant disease and threaten a wide variety of crops
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6-26-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Zach Simon of Sedgwick County and Alicia Boor of Barton County...and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's "Tree Tales"
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6-26-174-H Wheat Expo:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren looks ahead to the 2017 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo coming up in August in Dodge CityWaldren 0626
6-23-17
Grain Basis Improvement:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the recent improvement in U.S. wheat export business and favorable changes in grain basis levels at local Kansas delivery points of late, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-23-17Safety Net Choices:  K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor shares the findings of a new survey which polled Kansas farmers about what led them to choose either the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) option under the USDA farm program...this information is expected to be very useful as the 2018 Farm Bill is being drafted Taylor 0623
6-23-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Rickey Roberts of Marion County and Jeff Wilson of Stanton County...and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
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6-23-17 Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0623
6-22-17
Yellowed Soybean Stands:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses why some soybean stands are turning yellow across part or all of a given field....he says it could be the result of a nutrient deficiency spurred on by adverse weather conditions, and he talks about what action a producer can take to correct the condition
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6-22-17
Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Marty Gleason of Edwards County and Randy Hein of Sumner County
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6-22-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
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6-22-17
Landscape and Garden Bugs:   K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd covers a variety of insects now at work in home lawns, landscapes in gardens, including bagworms infesting evergreens, emerald ash borers attacking ash trees, and squash bugs feeding on garden cucurbit crops
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6-21-17
Ag Cooperative Conferences:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman and Kansas Cooperative Council president Leslie Kaufman preview the 2017 K-State Symposium on Cooperative Issues and the KCC Leadership Roundtable, which will take place concurrently at K-State in August...these meetings will address current financial challenges facing local agricultural cooperatives and their members
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6-21-17
Wheat Blast Research:  K-State plant pathologist Christian Cruz talks about recent research advances at K-State in seeking preemptive solutions for a major wheat disease that has yet to turn up in the U.S., but has wreaked havoc with wheat production in South America:  wheat blast disease...this work conducted on the strength of a multi-year USDA grant
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6-21-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features two county Extension agricultural agents in south-central Kansas:  Tim Marshall of Barber County and Darren Busick of Reno County
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6-21-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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6-20-17
Emergency Response Corps:  From the Kansas Department of Agriculture, David Hogg has the details on the newly-created Kansas Agriculture Emergency Response Corps, which is now taking applications from producers and anyone else involved in agriculture to be part of this organized and localized initiative for responding to natural disasters, disease outbreaks and other emergencies that would pose a threat to agricultural interests in the state
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6-20-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features three Extension agricultural agents from the southern part of the state:  Aaron Sawyers of Comanche County, Josh Morris of Stevens County and Jeri Geren of the Wildcat Extension District in far southeast Kansas
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6-20-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"News 0620
6-20-17 Deer Feeding on Soybeans:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of deer damage to soybean stands, which evaluated the actual yield impact from deer browsing on soybean plantsLee 0620
6-19-17
Cattle Market Analysis:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he takes a close look at recent trends in beef cutout values, and which cuts are lending to the currently-strong choice-to-select price spread....he also provides his early evaluation of the expected returns to selling spring-born calves this fall, compared to retaining ownership into early 2018
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6-19-17
Ag in the Classroom:  The communications coordinator with the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Natalie Anderson, talks about the program's recent summer sessions for Kansas classroom teachers, and she looks ahead to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference which will take place this week in Kansas City
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6-19-17
Wheat Harvest Update:  The first in the series of Kansas wheat harvest updates provided by county and district Extension agricultural agents features Jill Zimmerman of Cowley County and Jenni Carr of Harper County...plus, K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"
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6-19-17 Preparing 4-H Exhibits:  On this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Amy Sollock talks about preparing project exhibits for the upcoming county fairs around the stateSollock 0619 
6-16-17
Grain Price Probabilities:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien passes along his updated price probability projections for corn and wheat, based on last week's USDA grain supply-and-demand report, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-16-17
Crop Insect Concerns:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth alerts growers to damaging bean leaf beetle infestations that are now showing up in numerous soybean fields around Kansas, and whether they need to be treated....and he talks about two insect pests turning up with more frequency now in alfalfa:  potato leaf hoppers and alfalfa caterpillars
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6-16-17
IGP Grain Workshops:  The senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, talks about two grain transportation workshops the institute is sponsoring later this summer for producers interested in marketing their grain directly through container transportation systems
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6-16-17
Kansas Ag Weather:   K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the latest Kansas agricultural weather outlook
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6-15-17
Water Conservation Project:  K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks talks about a new USDA-funded project he will be conducting, looking at ways of encouraging Kansas crop irrigators to more effectively manage their groundwater resources through two plans that the state of Kansas has put in place in recent years:  the local enhanced management areas and the water conservation areas....this will include an analysis of economic incentives for participating in these programs
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6-15-17Wheat Price Convergence:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby discusses recent changes in the hard winter wheat futures contract made by the CME, which are intended to bring back convergence in cash and futures wheat prices...a long-standing issue for wheat producers in this region:  he focuses on the variable storage rate which has now been adopted with the intent of prompting that price convergenceBarnaby 0615
6-15-17 Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0615
6-15-17Storm Damage To Vegetables:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State vegetable production specialist Cary Rivard talks about wind and hail damage to vegetable crops, and what gardeners can do to help those damaged plants recoverRivard 0615
6-14-17
Crop Insurance Changes:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about his new in-depth analysis of the proposed budget cuts to the federal crop insurance program and the repercussions for crop growers....he centers on the two main items of concern:  the proposed cap on insurance premium subsidies and the elimination of the harvest-price option utilized by the majority of producers
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6-14-17
FFA S-A-E Programs:  Career and workforce development specialist Russell Plaschka of the Kansas Department of Agriculture and education program consultant Kurt Dillon of the Kansas Department of Education talk about the Supervised Agricultural Experience programs within the Kansas FFA, and how those programs ready young people for careers in agriculture...school teachers from around Kansas will be participating in a special S-A-E institute coming up next month
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6-14-17
Field Pea Tour:  K-State crop production specialist Lucas Haag tells about the K-State field pea research tour taking place tomorrow in northwest Kansas
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6-14-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0614
6-13-17
Ag Innovation Labs (part 1):  A conversation with K-State food scientist Jessie Vipham about the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratories now operating at Kansas State University, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development....these are tackling various food production challenges around the world, from four different angles:   applied wheat genomics, sorghum and millet innovation, reduction of post-harvest losses, and the lab she's involved with on sustainable intensification of food production...she talks about the mission of the initiative overall, and explains how the information generated by these labs is applied abroad,  and comes back to help agricultural producers in Kansas
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6-13-17
Ag Innovation Labs (part 2)
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6-13-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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6-13-17
Cowbird Nesting Habits:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the nesting habits of the brown-headed cowbird, and whether those impede the nesting success of other bird species 
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6-12-17
Cattle Market Commentary:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's cattle market analysis:  he comments on the decline in cattle slaughter weights, which he says is going somewhat overlooked as a contributing factor to the current strength in fed cattle prices...he also reports on the latest USDA  beef export and import numbers
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6-12-17Weeds in Wheat:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson discusses the merits of controlling late growth of broadleaf weeds in soon-to-be-harvested wheat fields...he goes over the herbicide alternatives available if one decides this would be worthwhile, listing the all-important pre-harvest waiting intervals for each of those optionsPeterson 0612
6-12-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0612
6-12-174-H Leadership Workshops:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw puts the call out for workshop presenters for this fall's Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Weekend  Hinshaw 0612
6-9-17
Grain Prices Rising:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about this week's improvement in grain prices, which he believes is tied to growing concerns about weather conditions in the Corn Belt...and he looks ahead to today's USDA grain supply-and-demand report during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-9-17
Grain Marketing Practices:  K-State agricultural economist Ted Schroeder discusses the findings of a brand-new survey he's been involved with, which polled farmers in Kansas and eight other states about their grain marketing practices....the results shed light on how producers use the wide variety of marketing tools to generate maximum income and manage market risk
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6-9-17Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0609
6-9-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
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6-8-17
K-State Ag Funding:  The president of Kansas State University, Richard Myers, talks about the current state budget situation in Kansas, and the ensuing impact on agricultural education, research and outreach programs out of K-State...and he reflects on the feedback he and others from the university received from agricultural interests in southwest Kansas upon a recent listening tour to that area of the state
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6-8-17
Extension Leader Retires:  The just-retired associate director of Extension at K-State, Daryl Buchholz, reflects on the changes in the Extension programs and system in Kansas during his 12 years in that post, and he offers his thoughts on the status of Cooperative Extension in the state and the outlook for the service going forward
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6-8-17Asian Soybean Buyers:  The senior economist with the I-G-P Institute at K-State, Jay O'Neil, talks about a group of southeast Asia livestock feed processors who are taking part in a U.S. Soybean Export Council-sponsored short course on soybean utilization at I-G-P this week...and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateO'Neil 0608
6-8-17
Renovating Strawberry Beds:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham goes over the steps for renovating a garden strawberry bed once this year's harvest is complete
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6-7-17
USDA A-D-T Forum:  The animal disease traceability coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Kendra Frasier, talks about a special USDA forum coming up in two weeks on the K-State campus which will solicit feedback from anyone in the livestock industry on the implementation of the national animal disease traceability program, and how the program can be improved in the cause of livestock disease control and prevention
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6-7-17Pasture Invasive Species:   K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick discusses summer control approaches against two invasive species which remain problematic in Kansas grasslands:  sericea lespedeza and rough leaf dogwood...what combinations of chemical and cultural practices are proven to be the most effective, as per the latest K-State field trialsFick 0607
6-7-17Dryland Field Day:  K-State agronomist Alan Schlegel previews the K-State Dryland Ag Day which is being held tomorrow at the Southwest Research and Extension Center at Tribune, and Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesSchlegel 0607
6-7-17Stop, Look and Listen:   K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0607
6-6-17
Double-Crop Options:  K-State crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup discusses a number of things for producers to think about if they're intending to plant a double-crop following wheat harvest, focusing on such factors as variety or hybrid selection and weed control for several double-crop options, including soybeans, grain sorghum and sunflowers
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6-6-17
Grain Sorghum Planting:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti goes over multiple years of new K-State research findings on succeeding with a grain sorghum crop, emphasizing row spacing, seeding rates and final plant populations, planting date and hybrid maturity selection
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6-6-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines"
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6-6-17
Prairie Dog Vaccine:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new oral vaccine that's been developed for prairie dogs to help them survive the plague...which is important as well  for the endangered black-footed ferret which preys on prairie dogs
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6-5-17
Cattle Market Developments:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, offers his insight on the cattle market trends:  he talks about how long the market can continue to pull cattle forward in the system, which in large part is lending to the strength in cattle prices...he also talks about the legal troubles of a major meat packer in Brazil and the U.S., which he says could translate into additional overseas market opportunities for U.S. beef
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6-5-17
Crop Planter Research:  K-State precision agriculture engineer Ajay Sharda reports on his current work with crop planter technology...specifically, the performance of downward pressure regulators on modern-day planters and the resulting impact on seed placement, factoring in field speed and several other important variables
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6-5-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Charlie Barden presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"
News 0605
6-5-17
4-H Education Event:  for this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about a special 4-H college experience event taking place on the K-State campus this month which is being put on for underserved youth from southwest and northeast Kansas  
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6-2-17
Grain Production Costs:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the new numbers he has worked up on the per-bushel cost of grain production currently, region by region in Kansas, and how that matches up with current local grain bids, as the central theme of his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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6-2-17
Wheat Condition Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato shares his latest observations on the Kansas wheat crop from the K-State wheat plot tours he's been attending throughout the state the last two weeks...he also talks about the likely causes of white wheat heads, which are showing up in multiple fields around the state right now
Lollato 0602
6-2-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
News 0602
6-2-17
Ag Weather Segment:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0602
6-1-17
Current Cattle Diseases:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about three health issues that are turning up now in Kansas cattle herds, as reported in to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State:  a rise in the number of trichomoniasis cases in breeding herds, the early arrival of summer pneumonia in grass calves, and a couple of instances of ionophore toxicity in calves...he looks at contending with each of these problems
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6-1-17
Summer Horse Nutrition:  One of the guest speakers at K-State's Cattle Feeders College which took place last week in Scott City:  New Mexico State University horse specialist Jason Turner talks about nutrition management for the working horse in the summertime, and when the feeding program needs to be adjusted for the workload and the conditions
Turner 0601
6-1-17
Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
News 0601
6-1-17
Over-soaked Lawns and Gardens:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham looks at several things associated with overabundant soil moisture this spring:  mowing the lawn in stages after being prevented from mowing for an extended time, root problems with landscape ornamentals, and nitrogen fertilizer loss in vegetable gardens
Upham 0601
5-31-17
Early Corn Ills:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti comments on early-season abnormalities in emerging corn, and if they should be of concern to growers:  "rootless" corn and purpling or yellowing of corn plants...he also refers to what K-State research has said about the likelihood of succeeding with an extremely late-planted corn stand, for those who have yet to seed their corn
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5-31-17
Canola Production Research:  Another segment from the Spring Field Day at K-State's Southwest Research and Extension Center last week:  Sarah Moyer talks with K-State research agronomist John Holman about their canola production field trials, and what they've discovered about succeeding with a canola stand in more and more areas of the state
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5-31-17Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0531
5-31-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0531
5-30-17
Cattle Market Analysis:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he offers his take on the USDA's latest cattle-on-feed report, which indicated that feedlot placements in April generally exceeded expectations...further, he compares the cattle-on-feed numbers of the five leading feedlot states, including Kansas, which shows how the concentration of feeding activity is shifting geographically
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5-30-17
Wheat Variety Resistance:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf has updated information on wheat variety resistance to the major diseases which are afflicting the Kansas wheat crop this year...he provided this report at K-State's spring crop field day held last Thursday at Garden City
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5-30-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's "Tree Tales", and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's "Milk Lines"
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5-30-17
Armadillos and Disease:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study of the prevalence of Hansen's disease in armadillo populations...which reinforces the idea that people should avoid direct contact with armadillos
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5-26-17
Local Grain Basis:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers a fresh look at grain basis levels, which appear to be improving at a couple of key grain delivery points in Kansas...that's among the subjects that he tackles during his weekly segment on the grain market trends
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5-26-17Fuel Pump Inspection:  From the Kansas Department of Agriculture's weights and measures division, Charlie Stutesman talks about two aspects of the state fuel inspection program he oversees...how the department tracks ethanol blending devices at local pumps, and what the department does in response to the wave of credit card "skimming" taking place at fuel pumps, even in smaller rural townsStutesman 0526
5-26-17Meat Grilling Safety:  From the Kansas Department of Agriculture's food safety and lodging division, Adam Inman provides reminders about practicing safe food grilling during this holiday weekend...and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopInman 0526
5-26-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp provides her weekly report on Kansas agricultural weather 
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5-25-17Late Corn Insurance:  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer discusses the crop insurance provisions for late-planted corn in Kansas, in that for most of the state today is the deadline for seeding corn without reductions in insurance coverageVandeveer 0525
5-25-17Ag Career Placement:  K-State assistant dean of agriculture for academic programs Shannon Washburn talks about the placement rate for recent graduates of the College of Agriculture, saying the career opportunities for those holding agricultural degrees remain abundant, in many cases exceeding the number of new graduates availableWashburn 0525
5-25-17NACTA Judging Contest:  K-State agronomist Kevin Donnelly talks about the recent North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture judging conference that was held at K-State, which welcomed hundreds of agricultural students from around the country to compete in numerous agricultural knowledge contests...plus, Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateDonnelly 0525
5-25-17
More Landscape Insects:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on more insect problems that are turning up in home landscapes, including scale insects on several types of ornamental plants and a saw fly that's been attacking rose bushes
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5-24-17Net Farm Income Report:  An extended roundtable discussion of the results just released by K-State on 2016 Kansas net farm income, from the Kansas Farm Management Association...which showed in general a marked improvement in overall farm income from the previous year, but with some notable exceptions...sorting through the numbers and what they signify are KFMA executive director Kevin Herbel and six KFMA economists who will each talk abut their region's net farm income status:  Craig Althauser, Sandy Myers, Mark Wood, Bryan Manny, Will Feldkamp and Jim HuschkaKFMA part 1 0524
5-24-17Net Farm Income Report:   part 2KFMA part 2 0524
5-24-17Net Farm Income Report:   part 3KFMA part 3 0524
5-24-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0524
5-23-17Cover Crop Selection:  K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley tells about an extremely useful on-line tool that producers can use for selecting the right cover crop for their cropping systems...this tool now provides cover crop information specific to Kansas growing conditions, based on extensive K-State field researchPresley 0523
5-23-17Summer Annual Forages:  K-State beef cattle nutritionist Dale Blasi goes over what producers should consider when selecting a summer annual forage for planting in the coming weeks, or double-cropped after wheat harvest...he talks about the nutritive value of the forage options for various cattle feeding programsBlasi 0523
5-23-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents "Milk Lines"News 0523
5-23-17Urban Coyote Activity:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new study which looked at why coyotes continue to expand their range from their typical rural habitat into suburban areasLee 0523
5-22-17Cattle Market Outlook:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor is featured in this week's cattle market segment:  he reports on his latest projections on cattle feeding returns for the rest of 2017, and he comments on how the issue of animal disease traceability fits into the resumption of U.S. beef exports to ChinaTonsor 0522
5-22-17Managing After Wildfire:  Comments from three individuals who took part in a post-wildfire management meeting last week in Clark County, co-sponsored by K-State and Oklahoma State University, which provided information on managing grasslands following the historic wildfires in early March...featured are rangeland management specialists Walt Fick of K-State and Laura Goodman of OSU, and Barber County Extension agricultural agent Tim MarshallFick, Goodman and Marshall 0522
5-22-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Jarren Tindle presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales"News 0522
5-22-17
4-H Dog Project:  And for this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren covers an array of upcoming events for 4-Hers enrolled in the dog project
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5-19-17Grain Market Developments:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about why the row crop markets are paying minimal attention to planting delays in the Central Plains and the Corn Belt, and he offers his updated price probability projection for soybeans, during his weekly segment on the grain market trendsO'Brien 0519
5-19-17Soybean Crop Inoculation:  K-State agronomists Chuck Rice and Edwin Akley talk about the research-proven importance of using an inoculant on soybeans at planting time to promote nitrogen fixation, and they tell how producers can determine if their inoculant treatments are working or not as the crop emergesRice and Akley 0519
5-19-17Ag Weather Update:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weatherKnapp 0519
5-18-17Soybean Weed Control:  K-State agronomists Dallas Peterson and Marshall Hay talk about approaches to controlling pigweeds in soybeans planted either after wheat harvest or as a replacement crop for failed wheat...they cite new K-State research on what herbicides work for burn-down and residual control of glyphosate-resistant pigweeds in double-cropped beansPeterson and Hay 0518
5-18-17

USDA Reorganization Plan:  Agricultural policy specialist Brad Lubben of the University of Nebraska comments on the proposed reorganization of the USDA which is being presented to Congress this week...he discusses what the organizational changes would mean for the administration of USDA commodity and conservation programs, as well as for the advancement of U.S. agricultural trade

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5-18-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean UpdateNews 0518
5-18-17Landscape Bug Update:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd brings attention to three insect pests that homeowners should scout for now on elm trees, evergreens and euonymusCloyd 0518
5-17-17
Early Corn Diseases:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about numerous corn plant health problems that have already turned up, or are likely to develop, because of wet field conditions over much of Kansas the last couple of weeks, including seedling blight and cold weather crown stress...he discusses how much these may have set the corn crop back in yield potential
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5-17-17
Wheat Condition Update:  K-State agronomists Jeanne Falk-Jones and A.J. Foster report their latest observations on the wheat crop in western Kansas and how well, or not so well, it is recovering from the late spring snowstorm and freezing temperatures of two weeks ago...they say that the productive status of some fields is becoming clearer, while the jury is still out on other stands
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5-17-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines
News 0517
5-17-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas 
SLL 0517
5-16-17
Wheat Insect Update:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on several insects of concern currently in the Kansas winter wheat crop...including wheat head armyworms, which can inflict direct damage to the grain in the head if they reach a certain threshold...and chinch bugs, which don't threaten the wheat itself, but could move over to adjacent corn and grain sorghum fields and become a problem for those crops
Whitworth 0516
5-16-17
Farm Implement Collisions:  K-State farm safety specialist Kerri Ebert cites information from a new report out of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, which tracked the collisions between passenger vehicles and farm equipment on roadways in the Central Plains and the Corn Belt over five year's time...it indicates which are the most common types of collisions, and she remarks on what precautions should be taken to avoid these accidents when slow-moving farm equipment is in transit on rural roads
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5-16-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents "Milk Lines"News 0516
5-16-17
Warding Snakes Away:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee addresses ways of keeping snakes from entering rural homes and outbuildings, which starts with properly identifying the snake before reacting 
Lee 0516
5-15-17
Beef Sales to China:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University is featured on this week's cattle market segment:  he talks about the news late last week that China will resume importation of U.S. beef this summer, and the ramifications of that development for the cattle market...he also talks about the first USDA report on pasture conditions in the country, as a signal of the likely grass cattle marketing pattern heading into the fall
Schulz 0515
5-15-17
Pork Production Advances:  K-State swine specialist Mike Tokach talks about the huge advances in pork productivity that have been achieved over the last 20 years, both in improved genetics and nutrition...he holds this up as example of how vitally important investment in research is, not only to the hog industry, but to production agriculture as a whole
Tokach 0515
5-15-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's "Tree Tales"
News 0515
5-15-17
4-H Consumer Judging:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H/Family and Consumer Sciences program liaison Andrea Feldkamp talks about the opportunity for 4-Hers to take part in the consumer judging event set to take place at the Kansas State Fair in September
Feldkamp 0515
5-12-17
Grain Price Outlook:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about his latest price probability projections for wheat and corn, based on this week's USDA grain supply-and-demand report, during his weekly commentary on the grain market trends and outlook
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5-12-17
Soybean Starter Fertilizer:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses the merits of applying a starter fertilizer to soybeans at planting time, with the emphasis on phosphorus needs of the new soybean stand early on...he talks about the field conditions where the starter application will likely pay off
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5-12-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0512
5-12-17
Kansas Ag Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the week in Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0512
5-11-17
Early Corn Problems:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about several weather factors that have hindered the early development of the corn crop in Kansas so far this spring, and what producers should think about before considering re-planting  a poor-doing stand
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5-11-17
Figuring Fertilizer Costs:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl shares a new analysis he has put together, comparing the full costs of the three main nitrogen fertilizer applications...and he tells about a new fertilizer decision tool he developed to help producers figure out their best economic options
Ibendahl 0511
5-11-17
Wheat Rust Diseases:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf offers the latest on rust diseases in the Kansas wheat crop, calling on growers to make their fungicide application decisions right away...plus this week's Kansas Soybean Update with Greg Akagi
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5-11-17
Pine Tree Ills:  On this week's horticulture segment, the director of the Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, Judy O'Mara, talks about how to distinguish between two needle blight conditions now afflicting pine trees around Kansas, which is important in knowing how to respond

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5-10-17
Wheat Streak Mosaic:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf goes over the circumstances that have led to the huge outbreak of wheat streak mosaic disease in the Kansas wheat crop this year...he talks about why there was such a proliferation of volunteer wheat following last year's harvest, which in large part prompted this year's problem, and he calls on producers to ramp up their management efforts against this disease
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5-10-17
DriftWatch Program:  From the Kansas Department of Agriculture's pesticide and fertilizer program, Ken Silver informs crop producers and commercial pesticide applicators about the DriftWatch service...an on-line registry that can be used to identify crop fields that are highly sensitive to pesticide drift, so that off-target damage to those crops can be averted
Silver 0510
5-10-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines
News 0510
5-10-17
Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0510
5-9-17
Wheat Insurance Options:  K-State agricultural economist Monte Vandeveer discusses crop insurance options for wheat growers in western Kansas whose stands were adversely affected by the freezing temperatures and/or snowstorm that struck the High Plains in late April...he says that producers who incurred crop losses have some flexibility in how they claim the indemnity on that wheat, as well as how they insure any second crop they would plant on that acreage
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5-9-17
Crop Plant Interaction:  A widely-acclaimed crop physiologist from the South Australian Research and Development Institute, Victor Sadras, talks about his work on how crop plants react to each other within a field, and how that information can be useful in crop improvement research...he is visiting the K-State campus as this year's presenter of the prestigious Elmer Heyne Lecture on Crop Science at the Department of Agronomy
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5-9-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's "Milk Lines"
News 0509
5-9-17
Grass Bird Nesting:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study which compared cool-season grasses to warm-season grasses as nesting habitat for several grassland songbird species commonly found in Kansas
Lee 0509
5-8-17
Cattle Market Outlook:  The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Jim Robb, recaps another outstanding week for the cattle trade, and he looks at the historical significance of the sharp run-up in fed cattle prices over the last couple of weeks...he also offers his thoughts on whether the market is nearing its top
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5-8-17
Cattle Feedlot Survey:  K-State veterinarian Dan Thomson talks with Sarah Moyer about findings from a just-released survey which looked at trends in feeding and handling facilities at cattle feedlots in the region...he says that the information from this survey will hopefully lead to facility improvements in the cattle feeding sector
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5-8-17
Cattle Feeders College: K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner previews K-State's 2017 Cattle Feeders College coming up later this month in Scott City:  this year's program will focus on cattle respiratory health management and working horse stewardship....also, K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's "Tree Tales"
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5-8-17
Kansas 4-H Campference: K-State 4-H specialist Beth Hinshaw previews the 4-H Campference event coming up in June, registration for which is filling up fast
Hinshaw 0508
5-5-17
Wheat Market Activity:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien reacts to the findings of this week's Kansas wheat tour and the volatility in the wheat market as the tour progressed, and he comments on a notable jump in corn exports during his weekly comments on the grain price trends
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5-5-17
Crop Irrigation Trends:  K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers shares highlights from his just-completed analysis of changes in crop irrigation practices in Kansas over the last 25 years, and what gains have been made in water use efficiency over that time
Rogers 0505
5-5-17
Wheat Tour Wrap:  The executive vice-president of the Wheat Quality Council, Dave Green, offers his thoughts on the Kansas wheat crop estimate resulting from the Hard Winter Wheat Tour sponsored by the council this week
Green 0505
5-5-17
Ag Weather Scene: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0505
5-4-17
Land Value Numbers:  K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor returns to share the actual trends depicted in K-State's new 2016 County-level Values for Cropland and Pasture report...the numbers confirm that agricultural land values are declining, and she talks about what is at the root of that falloff
Taylor 0504
5-4-17
Wheat Tour Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato reports the findings from day two of the Hard Winter Wheat Tour throughout Kansas, which traveled through western and south-central Kansas yesterday
Lollato 0504
5-4-17
Animal Disease Training:  The project director of the National Agricultural Biosecurity Center at K-State, Ken Burton, tells of two upcoming training sessions for local emergency responders in Kansas on contending with a major animal disease outbreak...those will take place next week in Manhattan and Ottawa
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5-4-17
Asparagus and Rhubarb:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham has advice on harvesting and managing garden asparagus and rhubarb, and he talks about how the recent cold and wet weather may have impacted early-planted tomatoes and peppers 
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5-3-17
Wheat Tour Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato reports on the findings from the first day of the Hard Winter Wheat Tour that continues in Kansas today
Lollato 0503
5-3-17
Drought-Tolerant Corn:  K-State cropping systems agronomist Kraig Roozeboom looks at multiple years of K-State research into the performance of drought-tolerant corn hybrids, and in which growing environments those hold the advantage over conventional hybrids...field trials evaluating d-t corn have been conducted by K-State from one end of Kansas to the other, and in general, these hybrids have shown merit across a variety of growing conditions
Roozeboom 0503
5-3-17
Kansas FFA State Contests:  A recap of the results from the 2017 Kansas FFA Career Development Events which concluded yesterday on the K-State campus
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5-3-17Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural KansasSLL 0503
5-2-17
Wheat Price Convergence, Part 1:  K-State agricultural economists Beth Yeager, Art Barnaby and Dan O'Brien discuss what they've discovered about the ongoing issue of wide basis in the wheat market: the lack of convergence of cash and futures wheat prices, which has complicated producers' ability to advance-price their wheat...they recently met with futures market officials to talk about remedies for the problem, and are about to release a K-State report covering the issue
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5-2-17
Wheat Price Convergence, Part 2:  Featuring K-State's Beth Yeager, Art Barnaby and Dan O'Brien
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5-2-17
Wheat Crop Condition:  K-State agronomist Jeanne Falk Jones reports on the condition of winter wheat that she inspected yesterday in northwest Kansas following the weekend's damaging snowstorm, in advance of the arrival of the Kansas Wheat Tour in that region later today
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5-2-17
Hog-nosed Snake Conservation:   K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the nature of the hog-nosed snake, which is harmless to humans but in need of conservation
Lee 0502
5-1-17
Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Derrell Peel of Oklahoma State University offers this week's comments on the cattle markets, coming off a quite bullish week for cattle prices....he talks about how long he thinks the current strength in fed and feeder cattle prices can endure, and he offers his latest take on the pace of cattle herd expansion
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5-1-17
Controlling Cattle Flies:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about mapping out a plan for controlling flies and ticks on cattle going out to summer grass...he recommends that producers vary their control approaches through the grazing season, understanding the duration of control product effectiveness
Tarpoff 0501
5-1-17
Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Ryan Armbrust presents this week's "Tree Tales"
News 0501
5-1-17
Diverse Youth Programs:  For this week's 4-H segment, K-State 4-H new youth audiences specialist Aliah Mestrovich Seay announces the debut of a new Kansas 4-H web page that features extensive information on targeting diverse youth groups with local 4-H programs and initiatives 
Seay 0501
4-28-17
Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the support being given to corn prices from the healthy ethanol market and from above-expectation corn exports, and he talks about the market's likely take on potential freeze damage to Kansas winter wheat
O'Brien 0428
4-28-17
Wheat Freeze Damage:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lolloto outlines those areas of Kansas wheat country that are most likely to have sustained crop damage from the freezing temperatures a couple of nights ago...and he talks about the signs of such damage that growers should be looking for over the next couple of weeks
Lollato 0428
4-28-17
Wheat Loan Rates:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby reports that major changes to USDA county wheat loan rates have now been implemented, which could significantly alter the "safety net" for farmers on the 2017 wheat crop...also, Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop
Barnaby 0428
4-28-17
Kansas Agricultural Weather:   K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0428
4-27-17
Pasture Stocking Rates:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick talks about stocking rates for cattle that will soon be turned out on summer pasture...he says that while this year's grass production is starting off on good footing, producers should still monitor growing conditions as the grazing season rolls along
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4-27-17
Wheat Fungicide Selection:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf addresses several current questions from producers on winter wheat fungicide treatments...particularly, what to think about when selecting a fungicide to address the disease pressure that is presently showing up in numerous Kansas wheat fields
DeWolf 0427
4-27-17
Pine Tree Insects:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about a couple of insect problems that are currently turning up on certain landscape pine trees: pine needle scale and the larval form of pine saw flies
Cloyd 0427
4-26-17
Consumers and Animal Health:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor talks about consumer perceptions of meat animal health management, which was the theme of a webinar he presented earlier this week...he references a new study of the livestock production practices and product traits that consumers prioritize when they make meat purchase decisions, saying that the production sector must be willing to adjust to the signals consumers are sending
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4-26-17Cow Mineral Supplementation:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about mineral supplementation management for beef cow herds as they are turned out on summer grass soon...she asks producers to re-evaluate the mineral program they've traditionally been using to make sure that program is meeting the nutrition and health needs of their herdsFarney 0426
4-26-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlinesNews 0426
4-26-17
Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0426
4-25-17
Farm Machinery Decisions:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl offers considerations on making farm or ranch machinery purchases, given the tighter budgets that many producers are contending with right now...he says that producers should be looking more closely at alternatives to outright machinery ownership
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4-25-17Retiring Ag Leader:   The assistant to the dean of agriculture at K-State, Steven Graham, looks back at several of the College of Agriculture achievements that he had a hand in during his 22 years in that post...he will be retiring from K-State this springGraham 0425
4-25-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, plus K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents "Milk Lines"News 0425
4-25-17Crappie Fishing Tips:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about why crappie fishing is so popular with anglers, and he offers some guidelines on finding the "hot spots" for reeling in crappieLee 0425
4-24-17Cattle Market Comments:  K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor reviews the latest USDA cattle-on-feed report released last Friday, and offers his thoughts on the staying power of the current surge in beef demandTonsor 0424
4-24-17Beef Bull Power:  K-State livestock specialist Sandy Johnson covers what recent research says about the number of beef bulls required to adequately "clean up" the cow herd following the use of A-I...she also looks at the approach of using estrous synchronization as part of a natural service programJohnson 0424
4-24-17Cattle Field Day:  K-State beef cattle researcher Lyle Lomas previews the 2017 K-State Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day set for next week in southeast Kansas...plus, this week's edition of Tree Tales with K-State forester Charlie BardenLomas 0424
4-24-174-H Camp Season:  K-State 4-H specialist for southwest Kansas Amy Sollock talks about the youth development attributes of summer 4-H camps, with enrollment for those taking place nowSollock 0424
4-21-17Wheat Crop Economics:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien draws from his presentation on the wheat market outlook to a major agricultural industry conference yesterday, in which he talked about the latest breakeven levels for wheat production in Kansas...that's the focus of his grain market comments this weekO'Brien 0421
4-21-17Wheat Condition Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato recaps his on-site observations of wheat conditions as he traveled extensively through Kansas wheat country this week...among other things, he recommends that producers analyze the need for fungicide treatments on the crop in several areas of the state, with stripe rust disease in particular stepping up its activity nowLollato 0421
4-21-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Marsha Boswell presents this week's Kansas Wheat ScoopNews 0421
4-21-17Kansas Agricultural Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the Kansas agricultural weather outlookKnapp 0421
4-20-17The 2017 Alumni Fellow for K-State's College of Agriculture:  a 2004 graduate in entomology, Nandi Nagaraj, talks about his involvement in several crop genetics advances during his successful career with a major agricultural research firm, saying that there's much more to be achieved in crop improvementNagaraj 0420
4-20-17
The 2017 Alumni Fellow for K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine:  a 1972 graduate, Jerry Jaax, tells of the path that led him to become one of the nation's foremost authorities in animal agriculture biosecurity, first in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, and later as a research official at K-State, where he was instrumental in the creation of the Biosecurity Research Institute
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4-20-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update
News 0420
4-20-17
Roundup for Lawns:   K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle clears up the confusion over the new lineup of lawn herbicide products being billed as "Roundup for Lawns"...he stresses the importance of knowing exactly what one is applying to their lawn before doing so
Hoyle 0420
4-19-17
Land Value Seminar:  K-State farm management economist Mykel Taylor discusses the current trends in farm and ranch land values in Kansas, as recently updated by K-State ...those will be the topic of a special webinar taking place next week for anyone who would like to take part and ask questions about the land market outlook
Taylor 0419
4-19-17
Ethiopian Wheat Millers:  A staff member with IGP Institute at K-State, Shawn Thiele, tells about a group of wheat milling executives from Ethiopia who are in Manhattan taking part in an IGP short course on U.S. wheat quality and grading, with the aim of encouraging these millers to purchase and utilize more U.S. wheat...their participation in this course is being sponsored by a special USDA support program

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4-19-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines
News 0419
4-19-17
Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
SLL 0419
4-18-17
USDA Wheat Payments:  K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby informs wheat producers that the new K-State projections on 2016 wheat payments in Kansas under the USDA's ARC-county program are now available, and can be called up on a county-level basis with an easy-to-use map tool available on the agmanager.info web site
Barnaby 0417
4-18-17
Cutworms In Wheat:  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud talks about army cutworm activity in Kansas wheat and alfalfa stands this spring...though the feeding of this insect on those stands appears heavy at times, he tells us that the pest has just about run its course, which should be taken into consideration before spraying a field for the cutworm
Michaud 0417
4-18-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's top agricultural news headlines, plus K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's "Milk Lines"
News 0417
4-18-17
Raccoon Parasite:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the potential human health concerns that raccoon roundworms present, in locations which both people and raccoons frequent
Lee 0417
4-17-17
Cattle Market Commentary:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's analysis of the cattle markets:  he takes a close look at the state of fed cattle price basis, and how producers can leverage current basis levels to their marketing advantage...and he comments on the prospect of resumed beef export business with China and what that could mean for cattle prices
Schulz 0417
4-17-17
Cattle Internal Parasites:  From the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about putting together a strategic control program for internal parasites, for cattle to be turned out on summer pasture soon...he advises producers to consult their veterinarians in selecting the proper deworming products for their herds' needs
Hanzlicek 0417
4-17-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State forester Bob Atchison presents this week's "Tree Tales"
News 0417
4-17-17
4-H Day Camps:  K-State 4-H specialist Deryl Waldren looks ahead to the series of northwest Kansas 4-H day camps coming up this summer
Waldren 0417
4-14-17
Grain Market Analysis:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the large corn and soybean stocks numbers depicted in this week's USDA grain supply and demand report, and how those are impacting the corn-to-soybean price ratio...and he remarks on the sluggish wheat market during his weekly segment on the grain price trends
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4-14-17
World Agriculture Sustainability:  A guest speaker hosted by K-State's Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine this week:  an official with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Henning Steinfeld, talks about sustainable food and agriculture production around the world, making the case for a "systems integration" approach
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4-14-17
Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, plus this week's Kansas Wheat Scoop with Marsha Boswell
News 0414 
4-14-17
Ag Weather Update:   K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather
Knapp 0414 
4-13-17 
Corn Planting Window:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about current field conditions around Kansas, and the implications for corn planting:  he's advising producers to be patient with planting, instead of seeding into overly-wet soils
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4-13-17 Wheat Disease Update:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf provides the latest update on diseases infiltrating the Kansas wheat crop:  he now confirms that stripe rust disease is accelerating rapidly in several stands, and that leaf rust, powdery mildew and tan spot are all asserting themselves as wellDeWolf 0413 
4-13-17 
Ornamental Shrub Care: For this week's horticulture segment,  Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton looks at springtime fertility management and weed control for ornamental shrub plantings
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4-12-17 
Agricultural  Water Availability (part 1): A guest of the Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment at K-State:  award-winning film producer Conrad Weaver talks about water availability issues in the western United States, including Kansas, which are featured in his new documentary film "Thirsty Land"

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4-12-17
Agricultural Water Availability (part 2): Conrad Weaver
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4-12-17 
Beef Research Roundup:  K-State beef cattle scientist John Jaeger previews the 103rd Beef Research Roundup set to take place at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays on Thursday, April 20th

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4-12-17Stop, Look and Listen:  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas   SLL 0412 
4-11-17Sorghum Pre-Planting Weed Control: Curt Thompson says that both a burndown and a soil-applied herbicide treatment are necessary to knock out the tougher broadleaf and grassy weeds.Thompson 0411
4-11-17Crop Irrigation Considerations: Jonathan Aguilar discusses various means of irrigation scheduling and how to determine which method is best for one's crop-watering needs.Aguilar 0411
4-11-17Chuck-Will's-Widow: Charlie Lee talks about this bird which is commonly heard at night.
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4-11-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 0411
 4-10-17Weekly Cattle Market Report: Livestock Marketing Information Center's Jim Robb looks at the new U.S. beef export data from the USDA, which shows a remarkable jump in beef export tonnage over a year ago. Robb 0410
 4-10-17Smoke Management: K-State air quality scientist Zifei Liu notes progress in smoke management from prescribed pasture burning that is leading to lesser impacts on air quality downwind. Liu 0410
 4-10-17New 4-H Leader: A conversation with the newly-named state leader for Kansas 4-H, Wade Weber, about his aspirations for 4-H in the state.
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4-10-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories. News 0410
4-7-17Weekly Grain Market Report: Dan O'Brien compares the latest breakeven costs for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans as the planting season commences, and talks about the market support from recent U.S. grain export business.O'Brien 0407
4-7-17Kansas Custom Rates Survey: Leah Tsoodle of the Agricultural Land Use Survey Center at K-State, discusses the going rates for custom-hiring numerous agricultural operations as of 2016.Tsoodle 0407
4-7-17Agricultural Weather:  Mary Knapp reports on the state's weather scene.Knapp 0407
4-7-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 0407
4-6-17Soil Water Sensor Systems: Jonathan Aguilar discusses technology considerations for crop irrigators.Aguilar 0406
4-6-17IGP Institute Update: Jay O'Neil and Jason Watt talk about two recent courses for domestic and international grain millers: grain purchasing and flour milling.IGP 0406
4-6-17Cool-Season Lawn Fertilization: Jared Hoyle talks about feeding and weed-control programs for greening lawns.
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4-6-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 0406
4-5-17Wildfires Update: Larry Biles reflects the recent disaster, and on new action by the state legislature to allow firefighting resources from adjoining states to immediately assist.
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4-5-17Smoke Management: Jason Hartman talks about coordinating resources responding to the wildfires, and stresses smoke management during prescribed pasture burning by using the on-line smoke management tool at www.ksfire.org.Hartman 0405
4-5-17Stop, Look and Listen: Gus van der Hoeven gives his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.SLL 0405
4-5-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 0405
4-4-17Wheat Conditions Update: Romulo Lollato comments on the effect of recent rains, and about a nutrient deficiency issue turning up in numerous wheat stands.
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4-4-17Wheat Disease Update: Erick DeWolf reports that growers need to watch for signs of leaf rust, wheat streak mosaic and root rot problems.
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4-4-17American Paddlefish: Charlie Lee talks about the the fish and how to catch it in Kansas rivers and streams.
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4-4-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories.News 0404
 4-3-17Weekly Cattle Market Report: OSU's Derrell Peel recaps last week's price trends, remarks on advance-pricing feedgrains, and talks about the obstacles to doing more beef export business with China. Peel 0403
 4-3-17Increase in Open Females: Cow-Calf Production specialist Bob Weaber comments on the possible reasons producers had higher-than-normal numbers of open females last fall and what can be done ahead of this spring breeding season to avoid a repeat. Weaber 0403
 4-3-17Introducing Underserved Youth to College: Aliah Mestrovich Seay talks about new program in southwest Kansas that just received a major grant from the National 4-H Council. Seay 0403
4-3-17Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson looks at the latest agricultural news stories. News 0403