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Aug 7, 2018

On today’s episode: the results of the just-released 2018 Kansas Wheat Variety Performance Test report, which evaluated scores of wheat varieties; today’s agricultural news; the swift fox population has been steadily growing in recent years…

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 Variety Report (Part 1):  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser reviews the results of the just-released 2018 Kansas Wheat Variety Performance Test report, which evaluated scores of wheat varieties at 19 locations across the state:  she highlights the varieties that topped the yield chart region by region, as well as the varieties which have a track record of standout performance in each region...

00:13:01 – 2018 Kansas Wheat Variety Report (Part 2):  K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser further breaks down the just-released 2018 Kansas Wheat Variety Performance Test report by looking at the top five varieties by acreage in 2018 and how they performed, as well as the varieties from the public wheat breeding programs in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Nebraska that were entered in the test.

00:24:31 – 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."

00:33:01 – Swift Fox:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the swift fox, whose numbers have been steadily growing in recent years, and about recent studies of the adversarial interaction of swift foxes and coyotes.

 

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