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Jul 19, 2018

On today’s episode: A review of canola production this season; survey results regarding conservation decisions on leased farmland; ag news; lawn and garden insect issues

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 – Canola season review:  K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm reflects on this past canola production season in Kansas, and what was learned about the importance of planting dates...he also talks about some of the standout varieties in the 2018 crop, and advises producers to review the performance numbers in the National Winter Canola Variety Trial report

00:13:01 – Conservation decisions on leased farmland: K-State agricultural economist Mykel Taylor talks about a new survey of Kansas landlords and tenants on how they handle conservation decisions in their farmland leasing arrangements, from NRCS program participation to installing conservation practices ... the findings will be presented at the upcoming Risk and Profit Conference at K-State. 

00:24:12 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:27 – Lawn and garden insects: For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about dealing with a host of insect problems in lawns and gardens, including a trio of beetles:  the Japanese beetle, the green June beetle and the elm leaf beetle.

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