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May 24, 2018

On today’s episode: an in-depth two-part look at a just-released study of the use and effects of continuous no-till crop production in Kansas; agricultural news headlines, and the “Kansas Soybean Update”; advice on fertilizing warm-season lawn grass…

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 – Continuous No-Till Crop Production (Part 1):  K-State agricultural economists Jason Bergtold and Jeff Williams discuss their just-released study of the use and effects of continuous no-till crop production in Kansas… via a number of workshops they conducted with Kansas Farm Management Association members, they gathered a wide range of observations on the perceived benefits of no-till cropping.

00:12:59 – Continuous No-Till Crop Production (Part 2):  K-State agricultural economists Jason Bergtold and Jeff Williams continue their discussion of continuous no-till crop production: yield advantages, improvement in soil health, time savings, and improved economic returns among them.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi has this week’s “Kansas soybean update.”

00:32:59 – Lawn Fertilization:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham offers advice on fertilizing warm-season lawn grass such as zoysia, bermudagrass, buffalograss.

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