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Aug 15, 2018

On today’s episode: herbicide strategies for controlling weed infestations in wheat stubble; historical response of grain sorghum yields to warming temperatures in Kansas over the last 40 years; 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 – Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson and graduate researcher Marshall Hay talk about herbicide strategies for controlling heavy weed infestations in wheat stubble going into the fall...their field trials have centered on the use of paraquat as an alternative to glyphosate, with good results.

00:013:00 – Study of Grain Sorghum Yields:  K-State agricultural economist Jesse Tack and graduate researcher Noah Miller report on their new study which looked at the historical response of grain sorghum yields to warming temperatures in Kansas over the last 40 years...they determined the point at which higher temperatures start to erode yields, and examined the impact of planting sorghum earlier than normal on yield results.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:00 – "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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