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Jun 7, 2018

On today’s episode: thoughts on the latest Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report; research priorities at K-State Research and Extension’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays; the day's agricultural news headlines; mulching and fertilizing tomatoes…

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.

00:01:31 – Kansas Crop Condition and Progress Report:  The latest Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report was released Monday. K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist Ignacio Ciampitti discusses the report and some factors that could change that outlook in the weeks ahead.

00:013:01 – Western Kansas Research:  Continuing our look at agricultural research, we head west to K-State Research and Extension’s Agricultural Research Center. Director Bob Gillen discusses some of the center’s top research priorities – experiments that sometimes require decades to gather the best information.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines. 

00:33:02 – Early Tomato Care:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham has tips for mulching and fertilizing tomatoes.


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