Oct 4, 2017
On today’s episode: a new study on farmers and technology; fighting rot in corn and soybeans; the latest agricultural news; “Stop, Look and Listen”…
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 – Farmers and Technology: K-State precision agriculture economist Terry Griffin reports on his new study of how quickly farmers adopt new precision cropping technology, based on a survey of Kansas Farm Management Association members...it suggests that the sooner producers employ new technology, the more inclined they are to adopt the next technological advance.
00:13:01 – Fighting Rot in Corn and Soybeans: K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about a variety of rot diseases that are prevalent in Kansas corn and soybeans as the fall harvest progresses, and what possible crop losses could result from these....he also cautions grain sorghum producers about the possibility of stalk rot making that crop vulnerable to lodging, which could then influence the timing of sorghum harvest.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:33:01 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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