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May 3, 2019

On today’s episode: Grain market economist Dan O’Brien analyzes crop projections after this week’s wheat tour; Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses phosphorous and potassium management for newly planted soybeans; Romulo Lollato offers a final look at the 2019 Hard Winter Wheat Tour; Meteorologist Mary Knapp takes a look at Kansas ag weather.

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks at the crop projections from the Kansas wheat tour this week and how the wheat market assesses those tour findings historically, and he comments on the corn market's apparent response to planting delay worries during his weekly segment on the grain market trends. 

00:13:00 – Soybean Nutrition Management: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about nutrient management for newly planted soybeans, with the emphasis on phosphorous and potassium requirements to get soybean seedlings off to a good start.

00:24:28 – Wheat Tour Wrap-up:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato provides his wrap-up report on the 2019 Hard Winter Wheat Tour which evaluated Kansas wheat fields this week.

00:32:52 – Kansas Ag Weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

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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.

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