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Dec 21, 2017

On today’s episode: K-State herbicide guide; extension program needs; ag news; Kansas soybean update; and Christmas tree planting … 

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 – K-State Herbicide Guide:  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson reports that K-State's new 2018 Chemical Weed Control Guide for field crops is now available to producers on line, and will soon be available in printed form from local Extension offices:  he talks about what's new in this year's guide, including the updated herbicide cost projections for 2018, and how producers can use the guide to plan their weed control programs for the upcoming growing season

00:12:48 – Extension Program Needs:  The associate director of Extension at K-State, Gregg Hadley, reflects on Extension activities and accomplishments in Kansas over this past year, and he talks about what stakeholders around the state have been telling him at local listening sessions about Extension education objectives in 2018

00:24:10 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's edition of the Kansas Soybean Update

00:32:40 – Christmas Tree Planting:  For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Jason Griffin goes over the steps to successfully planting a live Christmas tree in the home landscape after the holidays

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.