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Jun 12, 2018

On today’s episode: testing the impact of high nighttime temperatures on wheat; a new corn hybrid selection tool; agricultural news, and this week's edition of "Milk Lines"; signs that positively identify livestock losses to predators…

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 – Nighttime Heat Stress on Wheat:  K-State agronomists Krishna Jagadish, Allan Fritz and Nathan Hein talk about a research project they're conducting, which is testing the impact of high nighttime temperatures on a wheat stand's ability to produce good yields and quality grain...they're artificially introducing controlled heat to wheat overnight, in the hopes that the information they gather will be beneficial to wheat variety development.

00:13:01 – Corn Hybrid Selection Tool:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about a new corn hybrid selection tool that K-State has developed with the support of the Kansas Corn Commission..this on-line tool is based on corn performance trial data from K-State, along with on-farm research conducted around Kansas.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:09 – Identifying Livestock Predation:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about how to positively identify livestock losses to predators...covering what livestock owners should look for in confirming that a predator was in fact responsible for that loss.


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