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Jun 13, 2019

An update on field conditions in northeast Kansas; tips for identifying, and disposing of, the recently-discovered Sudden Oak Death pathogen; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; protecting against ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers…

00:01:30 – Field Conditions Improving:  Northeast Regional Extension Office crops and soils specialist Stu Duncan says field conditions appear to be improving somewhat in the region. He has an update on wheat, corn, soybeans and brome.

00:13:00 – Sudden Oak Death:  Ryan Armbrust, health and conservation forester with the Kansas Forest Service, discusses Sudden Oak Death – a pathogen that was recently found in rhododendron container plants in Kansas. He explains the risks and how to properly dispose of any infected plants.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:57 – Biting Back:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd has tips for protecting against ticks, mosquitoes, and chiggers.


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