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May 30, 2018

On today’s episode: soil management issues for continuous no-till fields; cover crop management in limited-water environments; the day's agricultural news headlines; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…

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.

00:01:29 – Soil Management For Continuous No-Till:  For producers with continuous no-till operations, K-State soil nutrient management specialist Dorivar Ruiz Diaz addresses a couple of common questions: at what depth should soil sampling take place, when testing a soil’s pH; and if the soil is acidic, how should lime be applied to the soil?

00:013:30 – Cover Crop Research:  From last week’s cover crop field day, K-State agronomist Augustine Obour discusses recent research regarding cover crop management options in water-limited environments.

00:25:00 – Ag News:  Jeff Wichman covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:33:30 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.

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