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Aug 26, 2021

  • Wheat Producer Questions
  • Wheat Variety Selection
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Home Berry Gardening


00:01:06--Wheat Producer Questions--K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato is featured on today’s program…in this first segment, he talks about some of the common questions he's received from farmers so far at Extension pre-plant wheat schools around the state, as they make their plans for the upcoming planting season


00:12:06--Wheat Variety Selection--Lollato discusses the strategic selection of winter wheat varieties to be planted this fall, which goes beyond choosing seed based on yield potential alone:  he asks producers to consider several other variables, including aligning that yield potential with the actual production capabilities of a given field, and the production system itself, and factoring in variety tolerance for abiotic stresses such as soil acidity


00:23:14--Agricultural News--Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week’s Kansas Soybean Update


00:31:05--Home Berry Gardening--On this week's horticulture segment, Sedgwick County Extension horticulture agent Rebecca McMahon discusses the prospects of succeeding with home-grown berry gardening in Kansas...that's the topic she'll cover in the upcoming K-State Garden Hour webinar next Wednesday





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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.

1010—Preparing for Fall Wheat Planting…Selecting the Right Wheat Variety