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Aug 30, 2018

On today’s episode: estimating the yield potential of soybean stands; K-State meat scientist Michael Chao discusses some of his research initiatives as he comes on board at the university; insect pests at work on landscape woody ornamentals right now…

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.

00:01:29 – Estimating Yield Potential for Soybeans:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti walks through the steps for estimating the yield potential of soybean stands as the pod-filling stage begins...he cites the four factors that will determine that potential, and how they figure into the calculation.

00:12:59 – Meat Scientist Looks Ahead:  K-State meat scientist Michael Chao discusses some of his research initiatives as he comes on board at the university, including further work on developing the beef shank and other secondary beef cuts to meet the international demand for those cuts.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:58 – Insect Pests in Woody Ornamentals:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd takes a look at several insect pests at work on landscape woody ornamentals right now, including fall webworms in trees and scale on euonymus.

 

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