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Apr 3, 2018

On today’s episode: promoting beneficial insect activity in and around crop fields; agricultural land value trends in Kansas; controlling Norway rat damage around farm homes, outbuildings and livestock feeding facilities…

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 – Promoting Beneficial Insect Activity:  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud discusses what producers can do to promote beneficial insect activity in and around crop fields, with an approach he calls insect conservation...striking a balance between beneficial insects and the crop-damaging pests that they feed on...he also goes over the insecticide options that are friendly to beneficial species.

00:11:29 – Agricultural Land Values:  K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about agricultural land value trends in Kansas and the updated report on county-by-county land values that she'll be presenting at a special webinar hosted by K-State later this month.

00:22:29 – Controlling Norway Rat Damage:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about controlling Norway rat damage around farm homes, outbuildings and livestock feeding facilities.

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K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.