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May 10, 2019

The weekly grain market update; bird cherry oat aphids and winter grain mites are now active in winter wheat around Kansas; the latest agricultural news, and this week’s “Kansas Wheat Scoop”; Kansas agricultural weather…

00:01:29 – Grain Market Update:  K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien looks ahead to the USDA's latest grain supply and demand report due out this morning, and he advises grain producers to keep abreast of local grain basis trends, instead of the volatility in the grain futures being generated by China trade concerns, during his weekly segment on the grain market trends.

00:12:59 – Wheat Insect Pest Update —  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports that bird cherry oat aphids and winter grain mites are now active in winter wheat around Kansas...he offers his thoughts on whether or not a wheat grower should bother with controlling these with an insecticide treatment.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  The day's agricultural news headlines, and the latest “Kansas Wheat Scoop.”

00:33:01 – Kansas Weather:  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.


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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.


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