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Aug 22, 2018

On today’s episode: researchers complete sequencing of the bread wheat genome; an update on research of various cover crops, as instruments for crop weed control; the latest agricultural news; 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 – Genome Sequencing Holds Promise:  A USDA plant biologist based at K-State, John Fellers, discusses the series of developments that led to the complete sequencing of the bread wheat genome, which was announced last week...he was involved in this effort from its origins, and K-State researchers and the Kansas wheat industry were instrumental in this achievement... he talks about what this means for accelerated wheat variety improvement.

00:013:01 – Cover Crops for Weed Control:  K-State weed ecologist Anita Dille provides an update on her research with various cover crops as instruments for crop weed control...she talks about how several cover crop options are grading out well as part of a comprehensive weed management program.

00:24:31 – 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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