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Jul 9, 2024

  • Influences on Sudden Death Syndrome
  • Japanese Beetles, Burrowing Bugs and Grasshoppers in Fields
  • Dairy Prices for Producers vs Consumers


00:01:05 – Influences on Sudden Death Syndrome: Starting the show is K-State row crop plant pathologist Rodrigo Onofre and K-State PhD student in plant pathology Madison Kessler to talk about their recent research on how Sudden Death Syndrome can be influenced.


00:12:05 – Japanese Beetles, Burrowing Bugs and Grasshoppers in Fields: Jeff Whitworth, K-State crop entomologist, keeps today’s show rolling discussing Japanese beetles, burrowing bugs and grasshoppers. He says what these insects are doing and how they can be controlled, if needed.

Japanese Bettle and Burrowing Bugs Make Their Annual Appearance in Kansas


00:23:05 – Dairy Prices for Producers vs Consumers: K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk finishes the show by looking at the fluctuation in the Class 1 Base Price and how the price producers receive varies greatly from what consumers see in the grocery store.



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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan