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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

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Jul 20, 2021

  • Sorghum Weed Management
  • Wheat Mite Control
  • Agricultural News
  • Knowing Beaver Ecology


00:01:10--Sorghum Weed Management--K-State weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster goes over the best herbicide options for controlling rapidly-advancing Palmer amaranth infestations in grain sorghum...she says that growers need to get on top of those weeds as quickly as possible...she also reminds producers about knocking out any volunteer wheat that might now be turning up in wheat stubble


00:12:10--Wheat Mite Control--K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth follows up with more on the wheat curl mite, which vectors wheat streak mosaic disease, saying that controlling that volunteer wheat is but part of the answer for keeping those mites from infesting newly-planted wheat this fall


00:23:11--Agricultural News--Eric Atkinson reports on the USDA’s weekly crop condition report for Kansas, and K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk presents this week’s “Milk Lines”


00:31:14--Knowing Beaver Ecology--On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the ecological importance of beavers, and how that should factor into beaver damage control





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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.


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.