Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Radio stations are free to use clips from any of the episodes below. Time codes and descriptions for each segment are listed in the show notes. 

A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Apr 9, 2019

The consequences of planting corn into overly-wet soils; a look at the condition of the Kansas canola crop; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; the decline in eastern spotted skunk populations in this region…

00:01:30 – Corn Planting Delays:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti looks at the consequences of planting corn into overly-wet soils, including the potential for uneven stand development and seed compaction...he also talks about switching to a shorter-season hybrid if planting continues to be delayed, saying that it's too early to be considering that.

00:12:59 – Canola Update:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm offers a look at the condition of the canola crop in Kansas currently, and the degree to which the crop suffered winterkill...he also looks ahead to the major shift in weather conditions expected later this week, and how that might impact canola stands.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:01 – Eastern Spotted Skunk Populations:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the decline in eastern spotted skunk populations in this region, saying that it deserves more conservation attention than it's getting.


Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to

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.

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.