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Jun 18, 2019

An integrated approach to controlling pigweeds in row crops; the widespread problems with head blight disease in Kansas wheat; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; managing woodlands as high-quality habitat for wildlife…

00:01:30 – Controlling Pigweeds in Row Crops:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about an integrated approach to controlling pigweeds in row crop production, which is the subject of a new on-line publication from K-State:  he looks at the escalating problem of pigweed control, and how using a combination of cultural, mechanical and chemical practices can be advantageous...

00:13:00 – Head Blight Disease:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf talks about widespread problems with head blight disease in Kansas wheat as harvest time approaches...he offers input on harvesting and managing blight-infested wheat to limit the discounts at the elevator, as well as on utilizing that wheat as a livestock feedstuff.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:02 – Managing Woodlands for Wildlife:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about managing woodlands as high-quality habitat for wildlife.

 

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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.

 

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.