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Dec 13, 2018

On today’s episode: economic analysis of farming six days a week, and its effects on farm income; mold development in grain sorghum as harvest time nears; protecting young landscape trees and shrubs from winter feeding by rabbits and other pests…

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 – The Cost of Taking a Day Off:  K-State agricultural economists Brian Coffey and Terry Griffin talk about their new economic analysis of how taking part or all of a day off from farming activities for religious purposes affects farm income...their work shows that there is a cost to observing the Sabbath, although that has to be weighed against the faith and spiritual value of doing so.

00:13:02 – Mold Development in Grain Sorghum:  K-State plant pathologist Chris Little talks about the conditions and biological processes that lead to mold development in grain sorghum as harvest time nears, and what the latest research says about averting that problem through management.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:45 – Protecting Trees and Shrubs:   Riley County Extension horticulture agent Gregg Eyestone talks about protecting young landscape trees and shrubs from winter feeding by rabbits and other pests.


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