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Sep 29, 2020

•A new study links climate change to crop insurance premiums

• A wheat disease specialist urges producers to use a seed treatment;

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Choosing and deploying cameras to track wildlife…

00:01:30 – Climate Change and Crop Insurance:  K-State agricultural economist Jisang Yu and Ed Perry talk about their recent study, which linked increases in growing-season temperature to yield risk for corn and soybeans, and then tied that to the potential impact on crop insurance premium rates...they used local crop insurance "cause of loss" data to arrive at their findings.

00:12:45 – Wheat Seed Treatment Urged:  K-State wheat disease specialist Kelsey Andersen advises growers who have yet to seed their wheat this fall to employ a seed treatment product...this, coming off a growing season where two costly head-borne wheat diseases were prominent in Kansas:  loose smut and common bunt.

00:24:09 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:13 – Setting a Tracking Cameras:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee offers some guidelines on choosing and deploying a trail camera to monitor wildlife activity for management purposes.


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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.


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