Apr 30, 2018
On today’s episode: the weekly grain market update; the latest on potential disease challenges to the Kansas wheat crop, including the updated report on rust diseases; 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.
00:00:00 — Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the slow corn planting progress in the central plains and Midwest, and about hopeful signs that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China may reach a settlement, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.
00:11:29 — Wheat Disease Concerns: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf has the latest on potential disease challenges to the Kansas wheat crop, including the updated report on rust diseases...he also talks about the variables to think about when making the call on a fungicide application to wheat.
00:22:42 — Kansas Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
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