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May 2, 2019

On today’s episode: Exploring the renewed momentum of cotton production in Kansas; an update from the road for the third and final day of the 2019 Hard Winter Wheat Tour; ag news; and insect activity in landscapes and gardens.

00:01:30 – Cotton Production Increases: K-State crop production agronomist Stu Duncan talks about the renewed momentum behind cotton production in Kansas, and about the importance of waiting until soil temperatures and other climatic conditions are right before seeding a new cotton stand.

00:12:54 – 2019 Wheat Tour Update: K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato reports from the third and final day of the 2019 Hard Winter Wheat Tour of Kansas and adjoining states...he talks about what tour goers observed yesterday as they inspected fields in western and south-central Kansas, particularly the discrepancies between early-planted and late-planted wheat stands.

00:24:18 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:37 – Springtime Landscape Insects: On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd returns with more alerts about insect activity in landscapes and gardens...this time, telling about elm leaf beetles on trees, ants and termites around home foundations, and cucumber beetles in home gardens.

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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.