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Oct 3, 2018

On today’s episode: controlling field bindweed and bur ragweed with a fall herbicide application; using grain sorghum as a primary ingredient in pet food; the latest agricultural news; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…

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.

00:01:30 – Fall Herbicide Applications:  K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson talks about the opportunity to achieve good control of two noxious weeds, field bindweed and bur ragweed, on crop ground with a fall herbicide application...he goes over the importance of application timing and highlights the herbicide choices that will provide the most success.

00:013:00 – Grain Sorghum in Pet Food:  K-State grain scientist Greg Aldrich talks about his work with grain sorghum as a primary ingredient in pet food...he and colleagues have developed a sorghum-based product that shows great promise, which will be showcased at a major pet food industry conference to be hosted by K-State next week.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:59 – "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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