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Dec 10, 2020

• Sulfur deficiencies in wheat stands

• Guiding Kansas farm families through financial challenges

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Protecting young landscape trees from  winter’s unique dangers…

00:01:30 – Sulfur Deficiencies in Wheat Stands:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz discusses sulfur deficiencies in wheat stands:  how they impact wheat productivity, how to identify them, and the best fertilization options for correcting them...he says that sulfur-deficient wheat has become more common throughout the state now.

00:12:56 – Financial Strategies for Kansas Farm Families:  The director of the Farm Analyst program at K-State, Duane Hund, talks about some of the financial situations he's encountering as he works with Kansas farm families here at the end of 2020...he reminds about how this program can help family farms develop solutions to their operations' financial challenges.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:21 – Protecting Young Landscape Trees:  Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton talks about protecting young landscape trees from wintertime rodent feeding, and from winter sunscald.


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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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