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Apr 2, 2019

On today’s episode: preparations before corn and soybean planting; a new defense against charcoal rot disease in soybeans; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; controlling beaver damage to farm ponds…

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 – Testing for Nematodes Before Planting:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine advises corn and soybean growers to test their fields for nematodes ahead of planting...and he talks about the heightened value of using a fungicide seed treatment on soybeans this year, given the seed quality issues resulting from last fall's harvest complications.

00:12:59 – Mustard Deters Charcoal Rot:  K-State agronomist Gretchen Sassenrath talks about how a particular mustard species, when planted as a cover crop, can serve as a defense against charcoal rot disease in soybeans...this research was recently recognized as an important breakthrough in soil health management by a major national agricultural research foundation.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:59 – Beaver Damage:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the best means of controlling beaver damage to farm pond water outlets and other water flow structures.


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