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Jul 17, 2018

On today’s episode: several diseases are afflicting corn stands in various parts of Kansas; applications are now being taken for the USDA's Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program; today’s agricultural news; sending urban coyotes back to the wild…

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 – Corn Stands Suffering Variety of Diseases:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine talks about a lineup of diseases afflicting corn stands in various parts of Kansas right now: southern rust, bacterial streak, gray leaf spot and root lesion nematodes...and to what extent each is threatening the productivity of the crop.

00:13:00 – USDA Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program:  Agricultural program specialist Todd Barrows of the Farm Service Agency reports that applications are now being taken for the USDA's Wildfire and Hurricanes Indemnity Program, or W-H-I-P, which provides compensation to qualifying producers for crop losses due to wildfire in 2017...he covers the application procedure.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Urban Coyotes – K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee takes a look at a new effort to address coyote problems in urban areas, enlisting the help of the public in "hazing" coyotes out of urban locations.


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