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Apr 24, 2018

On today’s episode: formulating a comprehensive weed control program for grain sorghum, ahead of planting; a new survey of Kansas wheat producers will gather information on wheat management practices; a new study of crappie behavior in the springtime…

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.

00:00:00 – Weed Control Program for Grain Sorghum:  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson takes a look at formulating a comprehensive weed control program for grain sorghum ahead of planting...beginning with a pre-emergence treatment here in late April or early May, followed by a post-emergence application...he talks about the herbicide selections that have performed well in K-State field trials.

00:11:29 – Upcoming Survey of Wheat Management Practices:  K-State agronomy graduate researcher Brent Jaenisch tells about a new survey of Kansas wheat producers he'll be conducting, sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, that will gather information on wheat management practices in the state...the findings will serve as a resource for growers in improving one's wheat productivity.

00:22:45 – Crappie Behavioral Study:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of crappie behavior in the springtime...information that can be useful to anglers as they fish for crappie in the weeks ahead.

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