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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

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Jan 16, 2020

• Forage productivity of wheat varieties

• New research will examine the influence of cover crops on production systems

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• 7 new tomato varieties show promise for Kansas vegetable gardens…

00:01:30 – Forage Productivity of Wheat Varieties:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about the recent evaluation of winter wheat varieties for their forage productivity this past fall, which is useful information for producers who rely on winter wheat as a forage resource for cattle...this evaluation is based on forage yield measurements taken in December.

00:12:55 – Cover Crop Research:  K-State environmental quality specialist Peter Tomlinson talks about a new national coalition of scientists who will be studying cover crop impacts on crop production systems, supported by a major USDA grant...Peter and his colleagues at K-State will specifically examine the influence of cover crops on nitrogen availability, water use efficiency and pest management.

00:24:22 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:39 – New Tomato Varieties:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham offers the first of a two-part look at the vegetable and ornamental plants which have just been named All-America Selections: today, he'll highlight seven new tomato varieties which are well suited for Kansas gardens.


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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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