Oct 30, 2018
On today’s episode: a review of the row crop harvest difficulties that Kansas producers have contended with these past few weeks; Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom; today’s agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; garter snakes like warm houses…
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.
00:01:30 – Row Crop Harvest Difficulties: K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about the row crop harvest difficulties that Kansas producers have contended with these past few weeks...particularly looking at the slowness of crop dry-down and how that impacts the timing of harvest, with more than half of the soybean and grain sorghum acreage in the state yet to be cut.
00:13:01 – Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom: From the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program, Cathy Musick and Briana Jacobus provide an update on that program's activities in support of introducing agricultural topics in school teachings around the state via A+STEM teaching materials...and they talk about ways of financially supporting this non-profit organization.
00:24:31 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:33:01 – Garter Snakes: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about garter snakes attempting to enter dwellings and outbuildings during the fall, and what to do to keep them outside.
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