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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 12, 2020

• Developing a tool for producers to optimize their cover crop choices

• Preventing wildfire damage to homes and structures

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Improving the in-water cover for fish in farm ponds…

00:01:30 – Making Better Cover Crop Choices:  K-State cropping systems economist Terry Griffin talks about his current project, developing a tool for producers to use in optimizing their cover crop selection, making decisions on a least-cost basis...he goes over the variables that producers need to think about when putting together an economical cover crop mix that still serves the intended purposes.

00:12:59 – Preventing Wildfire Damage:  Excerpts from this month's Kansas Forest Service podcast, which centers on preventing wildfire damage to homes and structures in what's called the wildland-urban interface, and what the service provides in the way of wildfire prevention training and information...featured are KFS communications coordinator Cassie Wandersee and members of the KFS Fire Management team: Chris Hanson, Dennis Carlson and Rodney Redinger.

00:24:23 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:30 – Providing Cover for Fish:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about improving the in-water cover for fish in farm ponds, as one means of building up fish numbers.


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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.