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Aug 4, 2020

• K-State 2020 Wheat Variety Performance Test Report

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• The decline in raccoon harvesting…

00:01:30 – K-State 2020 Wheat Variety Performance Test Report K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser covers the results from K-State's 2020 Wheat Variety Performance Test report, which evaluated varieties at 15 locations around Kansas...she begins by identifying the best-yielding varieties in the eastern and central regions of the state this year.

00:12:50 – K-State 2020 Wheat Variety Performance Test Report (Part 2):  More from K-State agronomist Jane Lingenfelser, and the results from K-State's 2020 Wheat Variety Performance Test report; here, she reviews results from western Kansas, and talks about how the five most-widely-planted varieties performed...she also looks at the most recent wheat lines from the breeding programs in Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado, and how well they've graded out in the trials.

00:24:12 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:19 – Raccoon Harvesting Decline:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about decline in raccoon harvest activity in Kansas, as trapping is one of the main means of raccoon damage control.


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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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