Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes (under the "Read More" links below). 

A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page, where previous Agriculture Today segments are stored.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

If you have an Android phone or tablet, you can subscribe via Google Podcasts

Oct 31, 2017

On today’s episode: winterkill on wheat; agents in the spotlight; howling coyotes…

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.

00:01:29 – Winterkill On Wheat?:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato takes a look at the sharp drop in temperatures late last week in several parts of Kansas, and whether that might have inflicted winterkill on late-established winter wheat plants...he talks about the stages of development at which wheat might have been vulnerable, and what symptoms of damage producers should look for in the coming days.

00:12:51 – Agents In The Spotlight:  The first in this week's series of interviews with county Extension agricultural agents from around Kansas, who are in Manhattan attending the 2017 Annual Research and Extension Conference:  today, Marshall County Extension agricultural agent Anastasia Johnson talks about the year in production agriculture in her county and the agricultural programs she's conducting there.

00:24:21 – 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."

00:32:51 –Howling Coyotes:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the various kinds of woodpecker damage to homes, and what steps can be taken to prevent that damage.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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.