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Dec 18, 2019

• Looking back at, and ahead to agricultural research at K-State

• Research on sudden death syndrome in soybeans

• Agricultural news headlines

• Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Agricultural Research:  The associate dean of research in K-State's College of Agriculture, Marty Draper, reports on the state of agricultural research at the university as 2019 comes to a close, and he looks ahead to the research objectives that the college expects to pursue in 2020.

00:12:56 – Sudden Death Syndrome in Soybeans:  K-State plant pathologist Chris Little reports on his research on contending with sudden death syndrome in soybeans...he talks about why this disease has become more pronounced in recent growing seasons, and about the variety screening work he's conducting to find genetic resistance to SDS.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:36 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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