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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

May 22, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• The 5 herbicide groups that are commonly used to control weeds before they emerge

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien offers his latest observations on the grain market trends: he talks about the market significance of the numbers that came out of this week's virtual wheat tour of Kansas and surrounding states, and he remarks on the surprisingly healthy basis levels at local delivery points around Kansas currently.

00:12:51 – Herbicides, Down Under:  K-State weed science specialist Sarah Lancaster talks about assessing the in-soil activity of pre-emergence herbicides applied to corn and soybean ground…she looks at the modes-of action of the five herbicide groups that are commonly used to control weeds before they emerge.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:31 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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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.