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Jun 20, 2022

  • Why is Consumer Demand for Beef Decreasing
  • Managing Potato Leaf Hoppers in Alfalfa
  • Bats – and What to Do if You Have Them


00:01:00 – Why is Consumer Demand for Beef Decreasing: K-State livestock economist Glynn Tonsor provides information on the economic impact of the extreme temperatures we have been experiencing and why consumer demand is decreasing


00:12:00 – Managing Potato Leaf Hoppers in Alfalfa: Jeff Whitworth, K-State field crop entomologist, discusses what producers need to know about managing potato leaf hoppers in their alfalfa and his expert opinion on insecticide seed treatments in relation to soybeans

00:23:00 – Bats – and What to Do if You Have Them: On this week’s wildlife segment Drew Ricketts, K-State wildlife extension specialist, talks all about bats and what listeners should know if they find them in their homes

K-State Extension Wildlife Page

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Bats in Houses

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Nuisance Wildlife Damage Control

Bat Conservation International

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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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