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Apr 18, 2019

Alfalfa producers should check their stands for weevil activity as soon as possible; exploring several reasons why some wheat stands around the state have turned yellow; agricultural news, and the “Kansas Soybean Update”; weed control in the home lawn…

00:01:30 – Alfalfa Weevil Activity:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth urges alfalfa growers to inspect their stands right away for signs of alfalfa weevil activity...he says that weevil feeding on alfalfa has exploded in numerous Kansas stands over the last several days, and treatment as soon as possible may well be called for. 

00:12:59 – Yellow Wheat:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato goes over several reasons why some wheat stands around the state have turned yellow, and whether that should be of concern to the grower...he says that if this is the result of a nutrient deficiency, growers can still take action to remedy that.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:33:00 – Home Lawn Weed Control:  K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle passes along several recommendations on timely lawn weed control.


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