Jul 27, 2018
On today’s episode: Grain market update with special focus on soybeans; analysis of corn plant populations and the impact on yields; ag news; Kansas 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.
00:01:30 – Grain market update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his latest price probability projections for soybeans, in the wake of the trade tariff concerns and the prospect of a productive soybean harvest this fall...and he talks about the unexpected rally in wheat and corn futures prices during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:12:58 – Corn plant populations and yield: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti tells what was learned from a new K-State analysis of corn plant populations and the ensuing impact on yields...a prominent crop seed company invited him and his team to review 30 years of in-field data to study the relationship between corn plant density and crop productivity.
00:24:19 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:38 – Kansas weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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