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Aug 25, 2021

  • Cover Crops and Water Quality
  • Corn and Soybean Crop Diseases
  • Agricultural News
  • Stop, Look and Listen


00:01:00 – Improving Soil with Cover Crops: K-State soil scientist Chuck Rice and graduate researcher Carlos Pires talk about the principles of improving crop soil health that they've been researching on working farms in Kansas...which will be the central theme of a K-State soil health field day coming up next week in central Kansas...the use of cover crops is prominent in their work


00:12:00 – Corn and Soybean Crop Diseases: K-State row crop disease specialist Rodrigo Onofre reports on corn and soybean crop diseases turning up in Kansas...including stalk rot development in corn stands, which could influence harvest timing decisions, and symptoms in soybeans that may look like sudden death syndrome, but instead are being caused by an insect, the Dectes stem borer


00:23:00 – Agricultural News: Eric Atkinson has the day’s agricultural news headlines

00:31:00 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven provides his weekly commentary on life in rural Kansas

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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.


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