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Sep 5, 2019

  • Late-summer disease issues in Kansas corn and soybean stands
  • This week’s Beef Cattle Institute podcast
  • Agricultural news, and “Tree Tales”
  • Planting a cool-season lawn in the fall

00:01:30 – Late-Season Diseases in Corn and Soybeans:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine provides an update on late-summer disease issues in Kansas corn and soybean stands: he talks about the decision on whether or not to treat corn fields for southern rust disease, and he advises soybean growers to be watching for various diseases showing up on the soybean seed itself, indicating the need to spray.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State: joining K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell are John Sache of the Kansas Beef Council and Chase DeCoite from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association discuss the Beef Quality Assurance training program and an upcoming stockmanship and stewardship training session to take place in Manhattan.

00:24:30 – Agricultural News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and the Kansas Forest Service presents this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:00 – Planting a Cool-Season Lawn (Part 1):  On this week's horticulture segment, the first in a two-part visit with K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle on planting a cool-season lawn in the, centering on soil preparation and seeding rates and planting methods.


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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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