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Jan 22, 2019

On today’s episode: reviewing a recent study conducted on intensive wheat management practices in Kansas; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; the southern flying squirrel…

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 – Intensive Wheat Management Practices:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato covers a recent study he and other researchers at K-State conducted on intensive wheat management practices in Kansas:  they gathered information from wheat yield contest winners over the past seven years to identify trends in management that led to superior yields, including the crop rotation employed, and timing of nitrogen applications.

00:12:59 – Intensive Wheat Management Practices (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato, who talks in particular about several management factors that appear to be difference-makers in the wheat stand, such as fungicide use and seeding rates.

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

00:32:59 – Southern Flying Squirrel:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the unique traits of the southern flying squirrel, which can be found in parts of Kansas, and how changes in its habitat are causing its numbers to dwindle.


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