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Nov 15, 2018

On today’s episode: leaf rust disease is showing up in numerous Kansas wheat stands this fall; late-season plant growth has increased the risk of wildfire across the countryside; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; winterizing roses…

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.

00:01:29 – Leaf Rust Disease:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf reports on leaf rust disease showing up in numerous Kansas wheat stands this fall:  he'll talk about the chances of that disease overwintering and requiring treatment next spring, and he comments on applying a fungicide now to preserve the wheat foliage as a grazing resource.

00:12:59 – Wildfire Assessment:  K-State fire protection specialist Jason Hartman talks about the wildfire potential in Kansas this fall, as late-season plant growth has increased the fuel load across the countryside...he talks about protective precautions that rural residents can be taking, and tells of a special wildfire situation training session coming up later this month.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:49 – Winterizing Roses:   Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about winterizing roses, and whether our recent cold weather has damaged unprotected rose bushes.

 

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