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Oct 5, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; taking soil samples from crop fields following harvest; a new research and education partnership between Kansas State University and a precision agriculture technology firm; 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 talks about potential wet weather harvest delays and how the corn and soybean markets are responding, and he comments on the market reassurance resulting from the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

00:12:59 – Soil Sampling from Crop Fields:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about taking soil samples from crop fields following harvest this fall, tailoring that sampling to what a producer needs to know about the nutrient content of a given field...he walks through the recommended steps to pulling representative samples for analysis.

00:24:29 – Precision Ag Partnership:  K-State precision agricultural engineer Ajay Sharda comments on the new research and education partnership announced yesterday between Kansas State University and a leading precision agriculture technology firm.

00:32:59 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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