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May 26, 2023

  • Grain Market Update
  • Fusarium Head Blight
  • Waiting for Moisture


00:01:06 – Grain Market Update: Dan O’Brien, K-State grain economist, starts today’s show with a grain market update. Kansas producers are in the fields planting and the corn and soybean futures look to be expecting a good crop. 

Dan O'Brien on


00:12:07 – Fusarium Head Blight: Continuing today’s show is K-State Extension wheat pathologist Kelsey Andersen Onofre on fusarium head blight in wheat, also known as scab. She discusses causes, symptoms and fungicides for scab. 

Fusarium Risk Tool

Kelsey's Agronomy eUpdate

Fungicide Efficacy Ratings


00:23:06 – Waiting for Moisture: Chip Redmond, K-State meteorologist, competes this week’s programs with a weather update. He is holding out hope until mid-June for more moisture in 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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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