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Feb 8, 2019

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; developing an autonomous robotic system that will identify and treat insect infestations; the latest agricultural news headlines, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural weather…

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 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien goes over his budget projection for growing grain sorghum in Kansas this year, as shared at K-State's series of Grain Sorghum Schools this week, and he talks about the wave of USDA grain-oriented reports coming out this morning during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Robot Pest Control?:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda talks about a new project at K-State which will develop an autonomous robotic system that will identify and treat insect infestations in crop fields on the go... an effort funded by a five-year USDA grant that could result in exceptional crop insect control efficiency.

00:24:29 – 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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