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Soybean Research in Kansas Highlighted at This Year’s Southern Soybean Breeders’ Tour



For two days in September, Kansas State University’s Department of Agronomy and K-State Research and Extension hosted some of the top soybean researchers and agronomists from the southern U.S.
9/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his weekly analysis of the grain markets.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


WHEAT CONTEST WINNERS Play Audio



On September 11, Kansas Wheat honored the winners of the Wheat Yield Contest and the Wheat Quality Initiative Contest. This year's top wheat yield belongs to Chuck Downey of St. Francis, Western Region winner, with a yield of 88.56 bushels per acre. Other regional winners are Butch Harris of Soldier and Levi Felbush of Abilene, Eastern Region winners; and Doug Keas of Plainville, Central Region winner. The top quality award, announced on September 11 by Governor Sam Brownback, was also awarded to Doug Keas.   

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



News briefs from agricultural markets, producers, and policy makers.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Update: IGP Institute... Play Audio



The associate director of the IGP Institute (formerly the International Grains Program) at K-State, Mark Fowler, reports on recent news and activities at the institute, including a poultry nutrition course, and the growing distance education curriculum.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Alfalfa Field Day Scheduled for September 17th... Play Audio



Harper County Extension agricultural agent Jenni Carr previews the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council's alfalfa field day and crop insurance forum taking place September 17th near Larned.

9/11/2014 7:00:00 PM


Gypsum as a Soil Amendment... Play Audio



K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley looks at the role of gypsum as a soil amendment product for Kansas crop fields...and why gypsum is not a perfect substitute for lime in correcting acetic soils, as some have thought.

9/10/2014 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.
 

9/10/2014 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.
9/10/2014 8:00:00 AM


Today’s Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


A New Strategy Against Barley Yellow Dwarf... Play Audio



K-State plant pathologist Bill Bockus reports on multiple years of research into the effectiveness of a specific insecticidal treatment on wheat seed as a defense against one of the leading wheat disease concerns every growing season, barley yellow dwarf...evaluating the costs and returns of using the product.

9/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Advances and Challenges in Soybean Variety Improvement... Play Audio



K-State soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh shares information from a special soybean breeders' tour of central and eastern Kansas last week, which showcased advances and challenges in soybean variety improvement.

9/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Benefits of Spring Oats and Turnips... Play Audio



K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley looks at what fall-planted spring oats and turnips have to offer, not only as cover crops, but as grazing forage for livestock...she talks about planting-time management to get these crops up and growing rapidly.

9/8/2014 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.

9/8/2014 7:00:00 PM


Estimating Sorghum Yields... Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti completes his series on estimating row crop yields ahead of harvest, today centering on grain sorghum....an estimation that's more challenging because of the nature of sorghum seed set...he talks about an approach to predicting yield with reasonably good accuracy, which is outlined in the latest K-State Agronomy E-update Newsletter. (Web) (PDF)

9/8/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Producers Could Encounter Sticky Situation



An invasion of sorts has occurred in Kansas, and the invaders may pose a problem for this year’s sorghum harvest – but not in the way you might think.
9/5/2014 8:00:00 AM


Alfalfa Field Day Scheduled for September 17th... Play Audio



Harper County Extension agricultural agent Jenni Carr previews the Kansas Forage and Grassland Council's alfalfa field day and crop insurance forum taking place September 17th near Larned.

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on concerns over a possible shortage of commercial storage space for this fall's bumper row crop harvest, and the implications for local grain basis in Kansas, as part of his weekly analysis of the grain markets.

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


STATE FAIR BOOTH Play Audio



Kansas Wheat will be hosting a booth in the Pride of Kansas building at the Kansas State Fair, September 5th through the 14th in Hutchinson.  And the theme of the exhibit this year honors the man known as “The Father of the Green Revolution”.  Marsha Boswell has more in this week’s Kansas Wheat Scoop.

9/4/2014 7:00:00 PM


Sorghum and Millet Innovation Lab Announces Selected Projects



Project funding through the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet has been announced. The projects will contribute to improving food security, household resilience and private sector growth in the Ethiopia, Senegal and Niger through the enhancement of production and value-added product development.
9/4/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agriland at the 2014 Kansas State Fair... Play Audio



The education and events coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, Nellie Hill, talks about what's been planned for the Agriland exhibit at the 2014 Kansas State Fair, which opens tomorrow in Hutchinson.

9/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


Fall Alfalfa Management... Play Audio



K-State crops and soils specialist Doug Shoup talks about two aspects of fall alfalfa management:  how to time the final cutting of the season without jeopardizing the stand's ability to overwinter, and some considerations on planting a new alfalfa stand in the fall.

9/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Economics of Irrigation Water Management... Play Audio



K-State agricultural economist Nathan Hendricks discusses his new economic analysis on limited irrigation water management: which crop watering approach renders the more favorable economic returns to the producer, when water availability is reduced...which ties into the local enhanced management area concept now being considered by some groundwater management districts in Kansas.

9/3/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Profile - Now That's Rural - Craig Smith



From track and field to the farming field. Today we’ll meet a young Kansan who has made the transition between those two. In doing so, he is positively impacting the lives of young people in rural Kansas.
9/3/2014 8:00:00 AM


Sugarcane Aphid Found In Kansas Sorghum Fields... Play Audio



K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports the first confirmed discovery of sugarcane aphid in Kansas grain sorghum, and talks about the extent of its threat to the crop at this late stage of the growing season.

9/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


Disease Summary of 2014 Kansas Wheat Crop... Play Audio



K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf goes over the just-released summary of disease activity in the 2014 Kansas wheat crop, and what that means in as far as disease potential in the next crop....he also talks about situations where using a fungicide seed treatment at planting will benefit the wheat grower.

9/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


New Wheat Variety KanMark



K-State wheat breeder, Allan Fritz talks about the newest wheat variety KanMark. See video
9/2/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



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

9/1/2014 7:00:00 PM