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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Jul 31, 2020

• The weekly grain market update

• Controlling Palmer amaranth in grain sorghum

• Agricultural news, and the “Kansas Wheat Scoop”

• Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:30 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien remarks on the recent surge in U.S. grain purchases by China, and what's behind that...and he talks about the drop in the value of the U.S. dollar as a friendly development for U.S. grain exports overall, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:56 – Palmer Amaranth in Grain Sorghum:  K-State weed scientist Vipan Kumar talks about the difficulties in controlling Palmer amaranth in grain sorghum, as that weed has really come on with the recent rains...he says that herbicide treatments at this stage of the growing season aren't feasible, so he advises growers to map out a long-term strategy for dealing with this aggressive weed problem.

00:24:22 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:32:36 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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