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Sep 16, 2021

  • Conservation Adoption Trends
  • Herbicides and Cover Crops
  • Agricultural News Headlines
  • Armyworms and More


00:01:08--Conservation Adoption Trends--K-State agricultural economist Jason Bergtold and student researcher Calder McCollum talk about the results of their in-person survey of Kansas farmers about their views on conservation practices, and what leads them to adopt, or not adopt, conservation measures in their crop production...they focused on four areas: continuous no-till, crop rotations, cover crops and variable rate input applications



00:12:05--Herbicides and Cover Crops--K-State weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster takes a look at the herbicide sensitivity of various winter cover crops, with herbicide carryover from the previous crop being a prime consideration when planting a cover crop this fall...she highlights several examples



00:23:14--Agricultural News--Eric Atkinson covers the day’s agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week’s edition of the Kansas Soybean Update


00:31:07--Armyworms and More-- On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on current insect activity in home landscapes, including an update on the onslaught of armyworms that have invaded countless home landscapes the past couple of months








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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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