Aug 3, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; research into wheat plant genetics as a pathway toward more efficient use of nitrogen by a wheat crop; agricultural news, and this week's "Kansas Wheat Scoop"; K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather…
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00:01:29 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien comments on the factors that he thinks will keep wheat prices moving in a positive direction, and he goes over his latest price probability projections for grain sorghum, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:13:00 – Leveraging Genetics for Nitrogen Efficiency: Another of the featured speakers at the 2018 Nitrogen Use Efficiency Conference hosted this week by the K-State Department of Agronomy, which attracted leading crop nutrient researchers from across the Midwest and plains regions: precision crop nutrient specialist Brian Arnall of Oklahoma State University talks about his research into wheat plant genetics as a pathway toward more efficient use of nitrogen by a wheat crop.
00:24:30 – Ag News: The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”
00:33:01 – Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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