1182—The Factors Pushing Wheat Prices Higher…Starter Fertilizer Benefits for Soybeans

  • Wheat Price Rise
  • Soybean Starter Fertilizer
  • Kansas Agricultural Weather



00:01:10—Wheat Price Rise–K-State grain market economist Dan O’Brien discusses this week’s rally in the wheat market, fueled in part by serious concerns about the state of the winter wheat crop in the central and southern plains…and he talks about the latest corn-to-soybean price ratio and how it’s leading to more aggressive bids for corn, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends



00:12:06—Soybean Starter Fertilizer– K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about the merits of applying a starter fertilizer to soybeans at planting time, with the accent on phosphorus and potassium needs…he also offers his input on limited situations where soybeans might benefit from a starter application of nitrogen



00:23:07—Kansas Agricultural Weather–K-State meteorologist Chip Redmond reports on the Kansas agricultural weather outlook





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