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Mar 19, 2019

On today’s episode: the current outlook for the Kansas winter wheat crop; new safety rules for  commercial fruit and vegetable producers; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; getting purple martins to swipe right on your backyard…

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 – Wheat Crop Update:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about the current outlook for the Kansas winter wheat crop, which is contingent upon the extent of tillering that took place last fall...he looks at what needs to happen to encourage spring tillering, including a topdress nitrogen application if that is yet to be done.

00:13:00 – New Safety Rules for Fruit and Vegetable Producers:  The Kansas Department of Agriculture's Carly Tyler and Lexi Wright, along with K-State food safety specialist Londa Nwadike, talk about the new produce safety rule that applies to large-scale commercial fruit and vegetable producers in the state...they go over what's required of producers under the rule, and talk about a series of informational workshops for growers coming up soon.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:58 – Attracting Purple Martins:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee discusses a new study on attracting purple martins to a local setting.


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