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Jul 9, 2019

An extended look at the mid-summer insect pressure in Kansas alfalfa, soybeans and corn; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; a new study of mammal predation on quail nests…

00:01:30 – Mid-Summer Insect Concerns:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth takes an extended look at the mid-summer insect pressure in Kansas alfalfa, soybeans and corn, and what sort of management response he recommends to growers in each case. First, he talks about unusually-heavy potato leafhopper feeding in alfalfa.

00:13:00 – Mid-Summer Insect Concerns (Part 2):  Continued discussion of mid-summer insect pests, with K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth; now, the focus is on bean leaf beetle and stem borer activity in soybeans, and Japanese beetle infestations in both corn and soybeans, among other pests.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:02 – Mammal Predation on Quail Nests:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a new study of mammal predation on quail nests and what happens with quail populations when those predator numbers are reduced.


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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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