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Aug 13, 2019

• The 2019 wheat variety performance test results are in

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• The Mississippi Kite, protecting its nesting sites…


Important links referenced in this episode

Individual test site results from the K-State Department of Agronomy
K-State Research and Extension Digital Library (for the agronomic portion of this year’s book)
Kansas Crop Improvement Association (for the wheat seed directory, “Coming Soon”)

00:01:30 – 2019 Wheat Variety Performance Test Results:  The 2019 wheat variety performance test results are in—agronomist Jane Lingenfelser will join Eric for an extended look at those results. In this first half, Jane offers an overall review of the 2018–2019 season, and identifies the top performers in each region of Kansas that was harvested. This year’s test began with plantings in 21 locations, but only 12 survived to harvest.

00:13:00 – 2019 Wheat Variety Performance Test Results (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser, and a review of the 2019 wheat variety performance test results... in this segment, she looks at the test results for the five most widely-planted varieties around the state, and also look at the results for varieties from other programs in the region, and where they’re best suited for optimal performance within the state of Kansas.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Mississippi Kite:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the Mississippi Kite, and its protective behavior near its nesting site.


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