Mar 7, 2019
On today’s episode: the impact of extended cold, wet weather on fall nitrogen applications to crop ground; a Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker profile; agricultural news, and the latest “Kansas Soybean Update”; establishing a rhubarb bed…
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 – Weather and Nitrogen: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about the impact of the extended cold and wet winter weather on fall nitrogen applications to crop ground, and looks at options for planting-time nitrogen applications in the event that fieldwork would be delayed this spring by overly-wet field conditions.
00:12:59 – Master Farmers/Master Farm Homemakers: Another profile of a Kansas farm couple who have earned recognition as Kansas Master Farmer/Master Farm Homemaker, to be formally honored in ceremonies tomorrow night in Manhattan: featured today are Mark and Joanne Noll of Brown County.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:33:00 – Rhubarb: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about establishing a new rhubarb bed in the home vegetable garden this spring.
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