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Feb 26, 2019

On today’s episode: Ensuring chloride is an effective addition to crop nutrition; watching oil and corn price trends to forecast nitrogen fertilizer pricing; ag news; the pileated woodpecker and the damage it can do.

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 – Chloride for Crop Nutrition: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz takes a look at chloride as an unheralded, but important, field crop nutrient that producers should be accounting for ... he talks about application rate recommendations and crop response to various chloride fertilizer sources.

00:12:52 – Forecasting Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices: K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about his method of forecasting nitrogen fertilizer price trends for the growing season ahead, which he says will take their cues from oil and corn price trends ... producers can use this information when planning nitrogen purchases.

00:24:10 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:27 – Pileated Woodpeckers: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the expanding range of the pileated woodpecker in Kansas, and the tree damage this large bird can inflict. 

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