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Sep 7, 2018

On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; current wet field conditions in Kansas may amp up disease problems in corn; agricultural news, and this week's "Kansas Wheat Scoop"; K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on 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 shares his new, in-depth corn market outlook, with a look to 2019 corn acreage prospects as well as the possible impact of harvest complications this fall because of wet weather, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Wet Conditions Exacerbate Disease Risks:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about how the current wet field conditions in Kansas may amp up disease problems in corn, especially with respect to aflatoxin as a result of ear mold...he also talks about the potential for stalk rot in corn and sudden death syndrome in soybeans.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

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


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