Mar 28, 2018
On today’s episode: how much the recent rains have improved the condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop before they cause damage; a split fungicide application to wheat may catch early-developing diseases; Gus van der Hoeven’s "Stop, Look and Listen"…
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 – Wheat Crop Update: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato talks about how much the recent rains have improved the condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop, and how that affects stand management from here on...including an update on wheat that has reached the first hollow stem stage of development, which is the signal to remove cattle from wheat that is intended to go for grain.
00:011:30 – Split Fungicide Applications: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf follows up with a word on making an split fungicide application to wheat to catch early-developing diseases before they cause damage...he goes over the scenarios where an early fungicide treatment may pay off, and what products work best for this practice.
00:22:47 – "Stop, Look and Listen": K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.
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