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Apr 2, 2020

• Planting-time nutrient management for corn

• Producers face economic fallout from COVID-19

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Local garden centers strive to accommodate home gardeners despite physical distancing…

00:01:30 – Nutrient Management for Corn:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about planting-time nutrient management for corn: why growers might consider a split nitrogen application instead of applying the full rate ahead of planting, and what to account for when using a starter fertilizer with the seed.

00:12:56 – COVID-19’s Impact on the Agricultural Economy:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his latest thoughts on the macroeconomic fallout from COVID-19 as it would impact agricultural producers...this from an on-line public forum hosted last week by K-State Agricultural Economics...with another meeting in the series set for this evening, which will focus on the pandemic's effect on the grain markets.

00:24:09 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update. 

00:32:26 – Local Garden Centers:  K-State nursery crops specialist Cheryl Boyer talks about how local garden centers are accommodating home gardeners' needs during these times of social distancing, urging gardeners to support those centers with their business.


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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.