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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.

Jun 10, 2020

• An update on insect pests appearing in Kansas crop fields

• The latest Kansas Forest Service podcast

• Agricultural news headlines

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

00:01:30 – Crop Insect Pest Update:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on wireworm and rootworm activity in corn stands around Kansas, and if control measures are necessary...he also advises alfalfa growers on dealing with potato leaf hopper damage to their stands, which could be accomplished with a timely cutting.

00:12:57 – Kansas Forest Service Podcast:  Highlights from the latest Kansas Forest Service podcast: K-State water quality foresters Andy Klein and watershed forester Jarran Tindle talk about tree plantings as part of riparian area management to reduce streambank and crop field erosion from high-water events.

00:24:21 – Ag News:  A look at the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:23 – "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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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.