Mar 12, 2019
On today’s episode: K-State lab confirms 2,4-D resistance in Palmer amaranth and herbicide alternatives; Choosing and managing spring-planted cover crops; ag news; the impact of plague on prairie dogs and the prairie ecosystem
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.
00:01:29 – 2,4-D Resistance in Palmer Amaranth: K-State weed scientist Vipan Kumar, based at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays, talks about his laboratory's confirmation of Palmer amaranth resistance to multiple herbicide applications in Kansas, including 2, 4-D...and about herbicide alternatives which appear to be effective against this resistant biotype
00:12:55 – Managing Cover Crops for Grazing: K-State soil scientist Augustine Obour, also based in Hays, talks about managing spring-planted dryland cover crops for livestock grazing in the High Plains region, which is covered in a new fact sheet co-authored by K-State researchers...he also tells of a new interactive on-line tool that producers can use to make cover crop selections well suited to their growing conditions
00:24:20 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.
00:32:25 – Prairie Dogs and Plague: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks more about the impact of plague on prairie dogs, and in turn the prairie ecosystem...this time, looking at the effectiveness of a vaccine protocol as a means of controlling plague in prairie dog colonies
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