1317 — Early Growing Season Update on Kansas Wheat… Learning to Better Endure Droughts from Past Data

  • Kansas Wheat Update
  • Learning From Past Droughts
  • O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree


00:01:10— Kansas Wheat Update:  Kansas has almost over night it seems, began experiencing far cooler temperatures. With that in mind, I was joined by two K-State agents from across the state to provide updates on current wheat conditions in their areas. K-State agriculture and natural resources agent for Sedgwick County, Jeff Seiler, and multi-county agronomist for far northwest Kansas, Jeanne Falk Jones, share insight on the wheat that was planted in their areas, emergence rates so far, and concerns continuing into the growing season.


00:12:16 — Learning From Past Droughts: K-State range scientist, Keith Harmoney, recently did a deep dive on research dating back to even the 1930’s looking at the impacts of different instances of drought in Kansas. He summarizes what data showed from the 1930’s and 1950’s and provides gleans advice away from that data for producers to implement now to better prepare for and endure drought conditions.

Keith’s Beef Tips article for more information

00:23:08 — O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree: For many, the holidays are symbolized by the Christmas Tree. For some, it’s an artificial tree, and for others it’s a trip to a local tree farm or tree lot to pick out a live tree. If you’re getting a live tree, K-State forester Charlie Barden says there are several things to consider – selection, care and proper disposal.


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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