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Sep 28, 2021

  • Technology and Farm Life
  • Crop Lodging Problems
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Prairie Dog Impact


00:01:09--Technology and Farm Life-- K-State precision agricultural economist Terry Griffin and co-researcher LaVona Traywick of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education talk about their latest study of precision farming technology adoption...this time, they centered on how the use of technology relates to farmer quality of life, as well as the human capital on the farm or ranch...they say this information can be useful in technology investment decisions


00:12:14--Crop Lodging Problems-- K-State row crop disease specialist Rodrigo Onofre talks about numerous incidents of lodging in corn and grain sorghum stands as harvest is underway...he points to the two stalk rot pathogens largely responsible for that lodging, and what producers should think about in preventing a reoccurrence in the next growing season


00:23:16--Agricultural News--Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines, and dairy specialist Mike Brouk of K-State presents this week’s edition of Milk Lines


00:31:12--Prairie Dog Impact-- In his final radio segment after 31 years as a weekly guest, retired K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee takes on a long-standing subject of interest in the High Plains:  the impact of prairie dog activity on grazing lands and the ensuing forage availability for cattle




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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.