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Jul 20, 2018

On today’s episode: Grain market update; 2018 wheat variety disease and insect ratings; ag news; Kansas weather.

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.

00:00:00 – Grain market update: K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien focuses his market comments this week on wheat prices, and the fundamentals that are pointing toward improvement in the wheat market ... he talks about the timeline for that improvement, and his latest wheat price probability projections compared to the USDA's latest price outlook.

00:11:15 – 2018 Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf reports that the new 2018 K-State Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings are now available to wheat growers as they make their planting plans for this fall ... he explains what those ratings represent, and talks about the other useful information included in that report.

00:22:44 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:31:03 – Kansas weather: K-State climatologist Mary Knapp provides her weekly update on the Kansas agricultural weather forecast. 

For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about dealing with a host of insect problems in lawns and gardens, including a trio of beetles:  the Japanese beetle, the green June beetle and the elm leaf beetle.

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