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Sep 5, 2018

On today’s episode: thoughts on planting-time disease management for winter wheat; starter fertilizer options for winter wheat; 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 – Disease Management for Winter Wheat:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf offers several thoughts on planting-time disease management for winter wheat, starting with variety selection and potentially including a fungicide treatment to protect the seed from blight...he also puts out the call for producers to be thinking more about stem rust resistance when adopting new varieties.

00:012:59 – Starter Fertilizer for Winter Wheat:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about starter fertilizer options for winter wheat, with the emphasis on phosphorus and nitrogen applications at planting time...he looks at the suggested maximum rates to put down, depending on soil type and crop row spacing.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:58 – "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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