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Apr 4, 2019

On today’s episode: research on improving ground-level ozone and carbon dioxide tolerance in major field crops; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; agricultural news; here come the bugs…!

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.

00:01:29 – Ongoing Climate Change Research:  A guest speaker on the K-State campus this week, USDA crop scientist Lisa Ainsworth, talks about her research on improving ground-level ozone and carbon dioxide tolerance in major field crops, as levels of both continue to rise… her crop genetics work is in the early stages at the USDA Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit at the University of Illinois.

00:12:59 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State features veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, livestock economist Dustin Pendell and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber...they look at the practicality of employing A-I in commercial cow breeding, and at the state of the cull cow market currently.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:59 – Lawn and Garden Insects Arriving Soon:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about this past winter's effect on lawn and garden insects, and discusses some of the early insect activity to expect in the days ahead.


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