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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Mar 31, 2020

• Making the proper herbicide selection for spraying winter wheat

• Current insect activity in alfalfa and wheat

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• The economic impact of birds feeding on insects in corn and soybean fields…

00:01:30 – Applying Herbicides to Winter Wheat:  K-State weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster talks about making the proper herbicide selection for spraying winter wheat as it is now actively growing, basing that decision on the the growth stage at the time of application...she talks about the various products and when it's best to employ them.

00:12:47 – Crop Insect Activity:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on pea aphids now actively feeding on growing alfalfa, and whether they merit an insecticide treatment...he also provides an update on alfalfa weevil pressure in alfalfa stands and ongoing army cutworm damage in winter wheat.

00:23:55 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:11 – Birds as Grain Pest Predators:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reviews a new study in Illinois which looked at the economic impact of birds feeding on insects in corn and soybean fields.


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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.