May 7, 2019
Applying a foliar fungicide to wheat stands to fend off rust damage; the K-State Crops Team discusses their latest achievements; agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”; results of a new study of prairie dogs and their impact on grazing forage resources…
00:01:30 – Wheat Fungicide Decision Time: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf tells wheat producers that the time is here for making decisions on applying a foliar fungicide to wheat stands to fend off leaf and stripe rust damage, as rust disease is likely to intensify in Kansas over the coming days...he also talks about applying a preventative fungicide to protect wheat from head blight disease, which also could become more threatening as the wet weather continues.
00:13:00 – K-State Crops Judging Team: K-State agronomist Kevin Donnelly and members of the K-State Crops Team that he coaches talk about their recent accomplishment, winning the national crops and precision agriculture contests at the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Judging Conference...featured are team members Nate Dick, Kaylin Fink, Jayden Meyer and Luke Ryan, who tell how this experience has better prepared them for their eventual agricultural careers.
00:24:30 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."
00:32:59 – Prairie Dogs and Forage Resources: K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at a new study of prairie dogs and their impact on grazing forage resources in the High Plains region.
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