Jan 24, 2019
On today’s episode: Controlling glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds with prime herbicide alternative, paraquat; previews of the upcoming Swine Profitability Conference; ag news; new All-American Selections for garden vegetable and ornamental flower lines that are suitable for Kansas.
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.
00:00:00 – HERBICIDE ALTERNATIVE PARAQUAT: K-State agronomy researcher Marshall Hay talks about managing a prime herbicide alternative for controlling glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds in Kansas crop fields, paraquat: he spoke on paraquat application management at the Cover Your Acres Conference co-hosted by K-State last week in northwest Kansas, focusing on sprayer nozzle selection, tank mix options and other management considerations.
00:11:30 – SWINE PROFITABILITY CONFERENCE: K-State swine specialist Mike Tokach previews the 2019 Swine Profitability Conference at K-State, set for February 5th, with early registrations due this weekend...also, one of the featured speakers at the conference, Iowa State University livestock economist Lee Schulz, offers a glimpse of the hog market topics he'll be addressing there.
00:22:59 – AG NEWS: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:31:17 – ALL-AMERICAN GARDEN VEGETABLES & FLOWERS: For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about the new garden vegetable and ornamental flower lines suitable for Kansas that have been named All-American Selections.
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