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Jul 31, 2018

On today’s episode: reflections on the 2018 Kansas wheat crop, and a look ahead to making selections for the upcoming fall planting; today’s agricultural news; rapidly-growing wild horse and burro populations in the western rangeland region…

Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:01:30 – 2018 Kansas Wheat Crop (Part 1):  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato reflects on the 2018 wheat crop in Kansas, and all the obstacles it encountered from planting to harvest...he talks about his expectations for the crop compared to what resulted, and about some things that could be learned from the challenges of this past production season.

00:13:00 – 2018 Kansas Wheat Crop (Part 2):  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato continues with his reflections on the 2018 wheat crop in Kansas... he also talks about variety selection for planting this fall, and how the forthcoming K-State Wheat Variety Performance Test report will be a valuable resource.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:03 – Wild Horses:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the continuing issue of rapidly-growing wild horse and burro populations in the western rangeland region, some of which reside in Kansas...and why new approaches to dealing with them are sorely needed.

 

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