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Wheat Harvest Report, Plus Ag News Play Audio



Ag news, plus wheat harvest reports from Ellsworth, Russell and Harvey counties.

7/1/2015 7:00:00 PM


The Weekly Grain Market Report Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien discusses the grain markets' reactions to the USDA's grain stocks and crop acreage reports issues on Tuesday, and how long the bullish influence from those reports may last.

7/1/2015 7:00:00 PM


Livestock Income and Farm Profitability Play Audio



K-State's Dave Rempe, an economist with the Kansas Farm Management Association, talks about a recent analysis he and colleagues conducted, evaluating the importance of livestock income in overall farm profitability over the past 25 years...which has come back into consideration as grain prices have fallen from their historically high levels.

7/1/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
7/1/2015 8:00:00 AM


Wheat Harvest Report, Plus Ag News Play Audio



Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Mark Ploger of Pratt County and Glenn Newdigger of Stafford County.

6/30/2015 7:00:00 PM


Controlling Palmer Amaranth in Corn and Grain Sorghum Play Audio



K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson talks about new K-State research into Palmer amaranth control in corn and grain sorghum, and the effect of high temperatures on herbicide performance...what they found could well impact how a grower goes about their herbicide applications against this pigweed species.

6/29/2015 7:00:00 PM


Wheat Harvest Report Play Audio



A wheat harvest report from Rush, Ness and Lane Counties.

6/29/2015 7:00:00 PM


Wheat Harvest and Ag News Play Audio



A wheat harvest report from Gray County, plus Eric Atkinson reviews the latest agricultural news.

6/28/2015 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien sizes up the rally seen this week in the grain markets, and looks ahead to the USDA's grain stocks and crop acreage reports coming out next week, during his weekly grain market segment.
 

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


Wheat Harvest Update: Hodgeman and Reno Counties... Play Audio



Today's Kansas wheat harvest report features Extension agricultural agents Darren Busick of Reno County and DeWayne Craghead of Hodgeman County.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


NIGERIA WHEAT BUYERS Play Audio



A group of wheat millers from one of the biggest international customers of U.S. hard red winter wheat recently made what has become an annual pilgrimage to Kansas, to take in the wheat harvest.  Marsha Boswell has more on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop for Advanced Mitigation Methods



Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free and will be hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
6/25/2015 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson reviews the latest agricultural news.

6/24/2015 7:00:00 PM


Early Disease Problems (Or Not?) In Corn... Play Audio



K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about early diseases showing up now in Kansas corn stands, and stresses the need to distinguish disease from nutrient deficiency or carryover herbicide injury.

6/24/2015 7:00:00 PM


Debt Management Trends For Kansas Producers... Play Audio



From the Kansas Farm Management Association at K-State, Gregg Ibendahl reports on a recent analysis of debt management trends on Kansas farms and ranches, based on KFMA data over the last decade...specifically, this examined debt-to-asset ratios by producer age.

6/24/2015 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Natalie Beard-Dent - Beard Propane



The fleet of oil company service trucks is being converted, to operate not on gasoline, but on propane. The conversion of those vehicles from gas to propane fuel was completed by an innovative, diversifying company in rural southeast Kansas.
6/24/2015 8:00:00 AM


Research: Water Quality Studies... Play Audio



Two K-State researchers who presented reports on their respective water quality studies to Environmental Protection Agency officials at a recent meeting at K-State:  agronomist Nathan Nelson talks about what his research is saying about best management practices to reduce phosphorus runoff from crop fields; and water quality engineer Aleksey Sheshukov discusses his research into preventing ephemeral gully erosion in cropping areas.

6/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


Wheat Harvest Update: Grant and Sedgwick Counties... Play Audio



Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Joe Leibbrandt of Grant County and Zach Simon of Sedgwick County.

6/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


Research: Cropping Patterns in Western Kansas... Play Audio



K-State agricultural economist Chatura Ariyaratne talks about his current study, which is looking at the effects of changes in energy and commodity prices on cropping patterns in western Kansas, and how those impact water use from the Ogallala Aquifer.

6/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


Insect Pests Might Be Active in *Your* Alfalfa Stand... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth urges alfalfa growers to take another look at their stands for signs of aggressive insect feeding right now, to determine if control action is needed...with the main offenders being potato leafhoppers, grasshoppers and aphids.

6/22/2015 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



Eric Atkinson looks at ag news.

6/22/2015 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



A look at the day's top stories from the world of agriculture.

6/21/2015 7:00:00 PM


The Weekly Grain Market Report Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien compares Kansas crop acreage expectations for this year to those of past years, as he looks ahead to the USDA's crop acreage report coming out in a little over a week from now....he also talks about why wheat prices haven't rallied in the wake of harvest issues in Kansas...those among the talking points in his weekly grain market analysis.

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM


FESTIVAL OF BREADS WINNER Play Audio



An amateur bread baker from the East Coast walked away with the championship at the 2015 National Festival of Breads recently held in Manhattan, Kansas.  The event was co-sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, and Marsha Boswell has the details on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM


Field Crop Pests Update Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth follows up with the latest on insect pressure in Kansas field crops, particularly those pests which are showing up now in maturing wheat that could migrate over to nearby corn and grain sorghum crops...he also discusses a possible resurgence in corn rootworm problems.

6/17/2015 7:00:00 PM


Rootless Corn Syndrome and Soybean Yellowing Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses two adverse crop conditions that have been created by the excessively wet field conditions in many parts of Kansas in recent weeks: "rootless" corn syndrome and yellowing of soybeans...he talks about the prospects of those crops recovering from those setbacks, and what is knows about their possible yield impacts.
 

6/17/2015 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural: Dave Schultz - Seed Research Equipment Solutions



Let’s go to South Africa. A group of scientists are planting a research plot to evaluate how a crop will perform. They are using a specialized planter which provides precise control and data on seed spacing and placement. Would you believe, this planter comes from halfway around the globe in the middle of Kansas?
6/17/2015 8:00:00 AM


K-State Scientists Discover Temperature’s Role in Palmer Amaranth Control



A mystery has been solved by Kansas State University scientists, and as a result agricultural producers struggling to control one of the toughest weeds around will benefit.
6/17/2015 8:00:00 AM


Wet Weather and Crop Insurance Play Audio



K-State risk management specialist Art Barnaby talks about the crop insurance options available to row crop growers who have either been prevented from planting or have had to re-plant because of the excessive wet weather the last few weeks....he stresses that it's a very complicated matter that is best discussed in detail with one's insurance agent.

6/16/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Workshop Provides the Buzz on Honeybees



If you want to eat the perfect biscuit, grab it straight from the oven, smother it in butter and drizzle some honey over the top. Groomed like that, one biscuit calls for one more. The ingredient that seems to make it complete is the honey, made possible by honeybees.
6/16/2015 8:00:00 AM