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Sep 27, 2017

On today’s episode: improving soil test accuracy; upcycling livestock waste; this year’s Family and Friends Reunion; “Stop, Look and Listen”…

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.

00:01:31 – Improving Soil Test Accuracy:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses how to properly soil test crop fields following the fall harvest, saying that errors in sampling can lead to a misread on the field's nutrient content...he talks about how to gather a representative sample and how to submit it to one's laboratory of choice.

00:13:01 – Upcycling Livestock Waste:  K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey follows up with a word on distributing livestock waste on crop ground as a nutrient source in the fall...understanding what the true nutrient value of that product is and then applying it to fields accordingly.

00:24:31 – Family and Friends Reunion:  The head of K-State's Animal Sciences and Industry Department, Ken Odde, previews the department's 2017 Family and Friends Reunion coming up two weeks from this Friday on the campus, with pre-registration due very soon.

00:33:02 – "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.