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Mar 26, 2019

On today’s episode: a localized approach to groundwater conservation; watershed nutrient runoff management; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; coyotes and deer predation…

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 – New Approach to Groundwater Conservation:  K-State agricultural economist Bill Golden covers his new report on the impacts of the Local Enhanced Management Area on irrigation water use and farm profitability in Sheridan County, where the first-ever L-E-M-A was established...his analysis indicates that this approach to groundwater conservation is succeeding at an impressive level, reducing water use while sustaining good economic returns to producers.

00:13:01 – Watershed Nutrient Runoff Management:  The presenter of the 2019 Roscoe Ellis Lecture on Soil Science at K-State, soil nutrient specialist Deanna Osmond of North Carolina State University, talks about her work in the area of watershed nutrient runoff management, centering on the use of riparian buffers and other conservation practices to reduce nutrient loads in surface waters.

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

00:32:58 – Coyotes and Deer:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of coyote predation on deer populations, as coyotes continue to expand their range further east in the country.

 

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