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Apr 11, 2019

Reducing insect-borne disease issues in food production systems rust diseases in the southern plains, and what threat they might pose to the Kansas winter wheat crop; agricultural news; problems with ornamental pear trees…

00:01:29 – Insect-Borne Disease Issues:  The director of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Segenet Kelemu, tells of that center's major scientific accomplishments in reducing insect-borne disease issues in food production systems...she is being honored this week as the 2019 Alumni Fellow for the K-State College of Agriculture.

00:12:59 – Rust Diseases:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf has the latest scouting report on rust diseases in the southern plains, and what threat they might pose to the Kansas winter wheat crop...he also talks about K-State's just-released 2019 Wheat Foliar Fungicide Efficacy Ratings for producers to use in selecting a fungicide product.

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

00:33:00 – Ornamental Pear Tree Problems:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about problems with ornamental pear trees that homeowners will want to know about.


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