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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.
10/1/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/29/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State Awarded Grant to Improve Food Production in Africa, Asia... Play Audio



K-State agronomists Gary Pierzynski and Vara Prasad tell about the recently-announced 50-million-dollar grant presented to K-State by the U.S. Agency for International Development, which will lead to the creation of the Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory for Sustainable Intensification.

9/29/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/28/2014 7:00:00 PM


Livestock Market Update... Play Audio



K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides this week's cattle market analysis...among other things, he talks about beef herd expansion and how the stocker cattle segment fits in, which was the topic he addressed at the K-State Beef Stocker Field Day last Thursday.

9/28/2014 7:00:00 PM


WHEAT COMMISSION ELECTIONS Play Audio



Very soon now, wheat growers in the western part of the state can determine who will represent them on the Kansas Wheat Commission for the next three years.  Marsha Boswell has more on this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


New Online Tool For Crop Irrigators... Play Audio



K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers encourages crop irrigators to take advantage of K-State's on-line aid for making decisions when water availability is limited, called the Crop Water Allocator...he advises growers to start working through their long-range cropping plans using this analytical tool.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to the USDA's latest grain stocks report and small grains summary, both to be released next week, and what those new numbers might signal to the markets, as part of his weekly analysis of the grain trades.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


Insect Threats to Newly-Planted Winter Wheat... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth cautions wheat growers about several insect threats to newly-planted winter wheat that are building up this fall, including grasshoppers, wheat curl mites and Hessian flies....he talks about the effectiveness of insecticidal seed treatments against these, and urges control of volunteer wheat ahead of planting as an important control step.

9/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Safety Concerns During Fall Harvest... Play Audio



K-State farm safety specialist Kerri Ebert promotes awareness of the lingering safety concerns in production agriculture during the extremely busy fall season, especially with regard to youth on the farm and ranch...as this is National Farm Safety and Health Week across the country.

9/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/24/2014 7:00:00 PM


As Winter Wheat Insurance Deadline Approaches, Consider SCO



The deadline to insure the 2015 winter wheat crop is Sept. 30, and as producers consider their coverage, they might also want to enroll in the Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill.

9/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


Controlling Bur Ragweed and Field Bindweed... Play Audio



K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson weighs the herbicide options for controlling bur ragweed and field bindweed in Kansas cropping areas, based on K-State field tests of the products labeled for fall applications...he talks about the advantages in treating these two noxious weeds now, ahead of the killing freeze.

9/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State Crops Team Wins Australian Universities Crops Competition



Six members of the Kansas State University Crops Team recently returned from a study trip to Australia where they also took first place in the Australian Universities Crops Competition. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organization in Temora, New South Wales. The K-State team traveled with an Iowa State University Crops Team, which also participated in the competition.
9/23/2014 8:00:00 AM


Re-Negotiating Cropland Rental Agreements... Play Audio



K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor discusses renegotiating cropland rental agreements, in light of the major decline in crop prices over the last several months...she suggests that cash rents, as well as crop-share terms and flex leases, deserve another look by tenants and landlords, to assure that the lease terms remain fair for both parties.

9/22/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/22/2014 7:00:00 PM


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



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


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



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

9/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


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



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

9/19/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Weekly Look at Grain Market Trends Play Audio



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

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


Insuring the 2015 Winter Wheat Crop Play Audio



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

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


STATE FAIR RECAP Play Audio



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

9/18/2014 7:00:00 PM


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



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


Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/16/2014 7:00:00 PM


Shedding Light on Bioenergy: Universities Inform About Latest Developments



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


Best Water Management Under Limited Irrigation



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