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Apr 29, 2021

  • First of a two-part series on grain market volatility: Today’s focus – corn and sorghum
  • Aphid infestations in winter wheat, especially bird cherry oat aphids
  • Ag news
  • Home-grown herb gardens

00:01:29 – Market Volatility, Part 1 – Corn and Sorghum: In the first of a two-part discussion, K-State grain market economist Dan O'Brien talks about the supply and demand factors that are contributing to the current volatility in the grain markets. Today, he focuses on corn and grain sorghum:  the day-by-day market reactions to weather developments impacting new-crop production here and abroad, China's unwavering demand for feedgrains, and how growers might approach their marketing in the midst of these sharp price swings.

00:12:53 – Aphids on Winter Wheat: K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth talks about aphid infestations in winter wheat, particularly bird cherry oat aphids which can vector barley yellow dwarf disease. He cautions producers to think twice before including an aphid insecticide with any fungicide treatments they may be applying.

00:24:12 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:01 – Home-grown Herb Gardens: On this week's horticulture segment, Post Rock Extension District horticulture agent Cassie Homan talks about home-grown herb gardening. The subject she'll be addressing on the next K-State Garden Hour webinar this coming Wednesday.

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