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Jan 31, 2019

On today’s episode: planting a spring wheat variety on acreage that wasn't seeded to winter wheat; the latest “Cattle Chat” podcast; agricultural news, and the latest “Kansas Soybean Update”; purchasing plants and seeds online…

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 – Spring Wheat Varieties:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato looks at the option of planting a spring wheat variety on acreage that wasn't seeded to winter wheat as intended last fall because of wet field conditions...he talks about what K-State research has shown about the viability of this alternative in terms of yield and protein content.

00:13:01 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Cattle Chat podcast out of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this time, veterinarians Brad White, Bob Larson and Chuck Dodd, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell look at the demand for veterinarians in rural areas, and what communities can do to encourage young people to become veterinarians and take up practice in their home areas.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:02 – Purchasing Plants and Seeds Online:   K-State nursery crops and horticultural marketing specialist Cheryl Boyer looks at the emerging opportunities for marketing and purchasing horticultural plant materials on line.


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