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Jun 26, 2018

On today’s episode: results of a recent study on occasional tillage for weed control; several insects are now making their move into row crops; today’s Kansas wheat harvest update, and the latest edition of “Milk Lines”; pronghorn antelope…

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 – Occasional Tillage Study:  K-State agronomist John Holman talks about the findings of a five-year field research project which has looked at occasional tillage for weed control in an otherwise no-till cropping system:  they found that this approach to controlling herbicide-resistant weeds resulted in little if any adverse effects on crop productivity...he spoke on this work at a recent K-State field day in southwest Kansas.

00:13:01 – Row Crop Pest Roundup:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on several insects now making their move in row crops, including chinch bugs in corn and grain sorghum, Japanese beetles in corn and soybeans, and grasshoppers in just about any crop setting...he goes over control strategies for each.

00:24:29 – Wheat Harvest Roundup:  Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Tom Maxwell of the Central Kansas Extension District. Also, K-State forester Bob Atchison present this week's edition of "Tree Tales."

00:33:00 – Pronghorn Antelope – K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the reproductive habitat of pronghorn antelope, and research into ways of reducing predation on young antelope by coyotes.

 

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