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Upcoming K-State Research and Extension Events



K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.
7/23/2014 8:00:00 AM


Shuttle Train Grain Loading Facilities and Grain Prices Play Audio



A guest speaker at K-State this week, Montana State University agricultural economist Anton Bekkerman, talks about his study of how shuttle train grain loading facilities have influenced the prices received by Kansas grain producers.

7/22/2014 7:00:00 PM


Canola Variety Performance and Workshops Play Audio



K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm discusses what was learned about canola variety performance during the sub-par growing season just passed....and he tells of two opportunities to learn more about canola production at upcoming workshops co-sponsored by K-State.

7/22/2014 7:00:00 PM


Dale Blasi discusses summer annual forages for cattle Play Audio



K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi discusses the nutritional role that summer annual forages can fill in cattle feeding rations, going over the various forage types and the feeding programs they fit.

7/21/2014 7:00:00 PM


Invasive Weed Increasingly Taking Hold in Kansas



Judging by the number of phone calls he receives, Dallas Peterson is very popular this time of year.

The typical topic is weeds – something Peterson, a Kansas State University agronomist, knows well.

7/21/2014 8:00:00 AM


Drought Stress in Kansas Corn Fields... Play Audio



K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti looks at drought stress that has set in, in numerous corn fields around Kansas...he says that some stands are on the verge of aborting kernels, while others are exhibiting other signs of stress...he goes over what corn growers should be watching for.

7/20/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien passes along his revised price probability projections for corn and wheat, based on the USDA's latest grain supply and demand report...and he remarks on this week's plunge in the corn and soybean markets, as part of his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


FOOD FOR PEACE Play Audio



Sixty years ago, a grassroots movement started by a Kansas native was implemented on an international scale.   And Kansas agriculture remains an active participant in the U.S. Food for Peace program.  This week, Marsha Boswell takes a closer look at that food aid effort.

7/17/2014 7:00:00 PM


Eastern Kansas Grazing School to be Held in Blaine



The annual Eastern Kansas Grazing School will be on Sept. 10 and 11 at the St. Columbkille Church Hall, 13305 Highway 16, in Blaine, Kansas and at area farms. The two-day school is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and Natural Resource and Conservation Service.
7/17/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.

7/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


Controlling Post-Harvest Weed Growth in Wheat Stubble... Play Audio



K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson has advice on controlling the flush of weed growth that is turning in wheat stubble after the harvest, and why producers need to knock those weeds out as soon as possible...he covers the herbicide recommendations, especially for kochia, Palmer amaranth and other weeds that are showing resistance to glyphosate treatments.

7/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State Risk & Profit Conference Set for Aug. 21-22



Reforms in densely-populated China and their implications for U.S. agriculture will take center stage as part of Kansas State University’s Risk & Profit Conference. The topic, along with an array of others is part of the annual event this year set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan.


7/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

7/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


Using Cover Crops... Play Audio



K-State soil management specialist DeAnn Presley talks about cover crop options and management for Kansas conditions, and how producers can overcome challenges to raising various cover crops...she presented this information at an in-service field day for agribusiness retailers hosted by K-State last week.

7/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas FSA Update... Play Audio



The state director of the Farm Service Agency, Adrian Polansky, covers a number of USDA program developments:  the sign-up for the Livestock Feed Program continues for producers who endured drought-related feed resource losses during the past three years; how the listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species has impacted a producer's ability to use former C-R-P grasslands;  and a progress report on the preparations for the new-look commodity program sign-up to take place later this year.

7/14/2014 7:00:00 PM


K-State Field Day to Celebrate 25 Years of Subsurface Drip Irrigation Research



COLBY, Kan. – Through drought and wind, hail and rain, for 25 years Kansas State University researchers have studied subsurface drip irrigation technology for field crop production. To mark the anniversary, K-State’s Northwest Research-Extension Center at Colby will host a special anniversary SDI Technology Field Day on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 105 Experiment Farm Road in Colby.
7/14/2014 8:00:00 AM


2014 Wheat Harvest Update: Preliminary USDA Estimate... Play Audio



State statistician Jason Lamprecht of Kansas Agricultural Statistics reviews the latest estimate on the Kansas winter wheat crop from last Friday's USDA grain supply and demand report

7/13/2014 7:00:00 PM


FARM – FOOD CONNECTION Play Audio



According to the United States Department of Agriculture, less than one percent of Americans are farmers that dot the rural landscape. So, many Americans don't have the opportunity to get "farm" dirty. But, the Kansas Farm Food Connection changed that for one suburban family. Marsha Boswell reports.

7/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


International Wheat Buyers Get K-State Education... Play Audio



The associate director of the International Grains Program at K-State, Mark Fowler, reports on recent IGP activity in educating prospective U.S. grain customers...including milling short courses for wheat buyers which represent over half of U.S. hard red winter wheat export business.

7/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

7/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


Grain Market Update... Play Audio



K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to today's USDA grain supply and demand report, and what market watchers are generally anticipating, as the featured topic in his grain market analysis for this week...he also talks about improving grain basis levels at Kansas elevators, despite the recent slide in grain futures prices.

7/10/2014 7:00:00 PM


Sub-Surface Drip Irrigation... Play Audio



K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers provides a status report on the growth of sub-surface drip irrigation in Kansas:  the advantages it provides in water conservation and the challenges to making it work...he also previews the special K-State SDI Field Day set for August 6th in Colby.

7/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Kansas Water Use Vision Plan... Play Audio



The chief of policy and planning with the Kansas Water Office, Susan Metzger, discusses the draft proposal for the state's 50-year water use vision plan that's being presented to agricultural and other stakeholder groups at a series of meetings around Kansas this week...she talks about various aspects of that preliminary plan, such as expanding local enhanced management areas for water use and promoting research into more water-thrifty cropping systems.

7/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

7/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Annual K-State Horticulture Center Field Day is July 26



There’s a place where would-be and veteran gardeners alike can see the hottest, newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air conditioned comfort and icy cold water while wandering the field trials. It's all at the K-State Horticulture Research and Extension Center’s Field Day, Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. just west of Olathe.
7/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

7/8/2014 7:00:00 PM


Insect Pests In Summer Crop Fields: Soybeans, Alfalfa, and Brome (Part 2)... Play Audio



In the second part of an extended visit, K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth looks at more insects now at work in Kansas crop fields, and the recommendations for controlling them:  in soybeans, stem borers, webworms and bean leaf beetles; in alfalfa, potato leafhoppers and aphids; and in brome, armyworms.

7/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


Insect Pests In Summer Crop Fields: Corn (Part 1)... Play Audio



In the first part of an extended visit, K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth looks at the full complement of insects now at work in Kansas corn fields, and the recommendations for controlling rootworms, earworms and stink bugs.

7/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Latest Agricultural News... Play Audio



K-State Radio Network agriculture director Eric Atkinson reports on the day's top stories.
 

7/7/2014 7:00:00 PM