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Nov 22, 2017

On today’s episode: applying anhydrous ammonia to corn ground; a recent study of sulfur applications to wheat ground, and how that can possibly improve the nitrogen use efficiency; the latest agricultural news; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…

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 – Ammonia Applications to Corn Ground:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about the advantages of applying anhydrous ammonia to corn ground in the late fall or early winter, and how soil temperature figures into the timing of that application...he also tells why the use of a nitrification inhibitor with this application is worthwhile.

00:012:34 – Can Sulfur Increase Nitrogen Efficiency?:  K-State soil nutrient agronomist Nathan Nelson reports on his recent study of sulfur applications to wheat ground, and how that can improve the nitrogen use efficiency of wheat varieties in fields with a sulfur deficiency, resulting in a significant yield increase.

00:20:56 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:29:24 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

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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.