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Jun 25, 2019

• A look at how different farming generations adopt new precision cropping technology

• The mounting concerns with the environmental impact of neonicotonoid seed treatments

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Venomous snakes in Kansas…

00:01:30 – Generations and Precision Cropping:  K-State agricultural economists Terry Griffin and Alex Shanoyan take a look at how the generational makeup of a farm impacts the rate that farm adopts new precision cropping technology...this is part of an ongoing, multi-layered analysis of farm management decisions made by the different farming generations, based on several years of Kansas Farm Management Association data.

00:13:00 – Insecticides Harming Beneficial Insects?  K-State crop entomologist J.P. Michaud talks about what he calls the mounting concerns with neonicotonoid seed treatments, saying that the use of these insecticides is harming off-target beneficial insect populations and causing environmental issues.

00:24:30 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:33:00 – Venomous Snakes in Kansas:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee shares some facts about venomous snakes in Kansas and the actual danger they pose to people.


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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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