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Jun 29, 2023

  • Tar Spot in Corn and FSA County Committee Nominations
  • Collaborating Center for Animal Health
  • Controlling Bermudagrass


00:01:05 – Tar Spot in Corn and FSA County Committee Nominations: To start today’s show is Rodrigo Onofre, K-State row crop plant pathology specialist, with information about tar spot in corn. This disease is newer to Kansas but is something producers should watch for. We are also joined by USDA’s Rod Bain and Zach Ducheneaux as they discuss Farm Service Agency County Committee nominations.

Agronomy eUpdate

KSUCropdiseases on Twitter

Tar Spot

Tar Spot Management

Tar Spot Distribution Map

K-State Plant Pathology Extension


00:12:05 – Collaborating Center for Animal Health: K-State agriculture economics professor Dustin Pendell continues the show by explaining the World Organisation for Animal Health that K-State has recently become a part of.

K-State Press Release


00:23:03 – Controlling Bermudagrass: Finishing this Thursday’s show is K-State horticulturist Ward Upham as he covers the multi-step procedure for controlling bermudagrass in tall fescue lawns.



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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 Shelby Varner 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.