Apr 10, 2018
On today’s episode: a promising new seed lubricant, derived from a soy-based protein; the latest analysis of diesel price trends; a new study of roadside wildlife warning reflectors as a means of reducing deer-vehicle collisions…
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.
00:00:00 – Promising New Seed Lubricant: K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talks about his new research on the performance of a soy protein seed lubricant...an alternative to other seed hopper applications to promote smooth flow of seed from the planter into the soil: he found that the soy-based product is on a par with the other products, and may actually be less abrasive to the seed itself.
00:11:32 – Diesel Price Trends: K-State agricultural economist Gregg Ibendahl goes over his latest analysis of diesel price trends, and when those prices tend to reach their highs and lows during the calendar year...he also offers his updated forecast on diesel prices for the remainder of 2018.
00:22:47 – Effectiveness of Wildlife Warning Reflectors: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of roadside wildlife warning reflectors as a means of reducing deer-vehicle collisions.
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