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Aug 29, 2017

On today’s episode: Wheat nutrient management; wheat stubble weeds; ag news; feral cat issue. …

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.

00:01:47 – Wheat Nutrient Management:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses planting-time nutrient management for winter wheat, centering on fertilizer product selection based on a pre-plant soil test, and covering rate and placement of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for optimum stand establishment.

00:13:01 – Wheat Stubble Weeds:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about controlling thick infestations of grassy and broadleaf weeds in wheat stubble going into the fall, whether the field will be planted back to winter wheat...he looks at the product options to consider in view of the herbicide resistance that has developed in many of these more difficult weed species.

00:24:32 - Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:58 – Feral Cat Issue:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the latest numbers on feral cat predation on birds and other wildlife, saying that it has become a serious wildlife conservation problem.

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