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Oct 25, 2017

On today’s episode: dectes stem borer; nematode testing; 2017 National FFA Convention; “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.

00:01:31 – Dectes Stem Borer in Soybeans:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about pre-harvest damage to soybean stands by the dectes stem borer, and how to distinguish that from disease damage....he also has some thoughts on fall-time management of alfalfa weevils.

00:12:45 – Nematode Testing:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine tells why right after harvest is an ideal time to test for cyst nematodes in soybean fields, so that the grower can map out a management plan if necessary...he also talks about why post-harvest testing for corn nematodes is not recommended.

00:24:14 – 2017 National FFA Convention:  Kansas FFA state reporter Riley Sleichter files the first of this week's reports from the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis.

00:32:43 – "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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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.