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Jun 8, 2023

  • Chinch Bugs
  • Summer Pneumonia and NBAF
  • Finding the Right Potting Media


00:01:05 – Chinch Bugs: Jeff Whitworth, Extension field crop entomologist, begins the show with information about chinch bugs. Now is the time that producers should be checking their fields and thinking about when they are planting sorghum.

Crop Insects in Kansas Book


00:12:06 – Summer Pneumonia and NBAF: A discussion about summer pneumonia with Gregg Hanzlicek, director of production animal field investigations in the diagnostic lab at K-State, continues today’s show. It is a fairly new respiratory disease that impacts calves. We are also hear from the USDA as Manhattan, Kansas has recently welcomed the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory


00:23:05 – Finding the Right Potting Media: Wrapping up today’s show is K-State nursery crop and marketing specialist, Cheryl Boyer, as she provides tips for choosing the best potting media for outdoor use.



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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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