Jan 17, 2019
On today’s episode: results from K-State's 2018 Sorghum Hybrid Performance Test; K-State Sorghum Schools for producers are set for the first week of February; agricultural news, and the latest “Kansas Soybean Update”; pruning ornamental trees…
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 – Sorghum Hybrid Performance Test Results: K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser discusses the just-released results from K-State's 2018 Sorghum Hybrid Performance Test, from field trials at over a dozen sites around the state: she identifies the hybrids that consistently excelled in each region of the state, and talks about the information the test report provides beyond the yield numbers.
00:12:59 – K-State Sorghum Schools: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti and Extension program coordinator Kathy Gehl follow up with the details on the K-State Sorghum Schools for producers, set for the first week of February at three locations in the state...these will cover a number of issues facing sorghum growers, including risk management, marketing opportunities, weed control and nutrient management.
00:24:28 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:32:58 – Pruning Ornamental Trees: K-State forester Charlie Barden goes over guidelines for pruning ornamental trees and shrubs in mid-winter.
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