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Jul 18, 2019

• Herbicide options for controlling weeds in wheat stubble

• A new advance in field sprayer technology

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Subpar garden vegetable fruit set in the summer heat…

00:01:30 – Controlling Weeds in Wheat Stubble:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson discusses the herbicide options for controlling weeds in wheat stubble post-harvest: he goes over the product combinations that have shown to be the most effective in K-State's independent field trials, advising producers to spray those weeds as early in their growth as possible.

00:13:00 – Field Sprayer Technology Update:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talks about the performance of a new advance in field sprayer technology, based on the field trials he has conducted:  the pulse width modulator spraying system, which is designed to greatly improve the consistency of product flow across the sprayer boom...he also looks at a newly-funded K-State project that will evaluate the latest in precision planting equipment.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:53 – Heat Stress in the Vegetable Garden:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham looks at the reasons behind subpar garden vegetable fruit set in the summer heat.

 

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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.

 

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