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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.

May 25, 2021

• Updates on two pest issues in Kansas crops

• New numbers on family living expenses for Kansas farms and ranches in 2020

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Details on a new snake repellant test…

00:01:30 – Grain Crop Pest Update:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on possible issues with the effectiveness of corn insecticide seed treatments this spring, stemming from the cool, wet weather and the subsequent slowness of corn seedling growth...he also talks about wheat head armyworm infestations showing up now in maturing wheat stands in Kansas which might well be worth controlling.

00:12:56 – Family Living Expenses for Kansas Producers:  K-State farm management economist Gregg Ibendahl talks about new numbers from the Kansas Farm Management Association on family living expenses for Kansas farms and ranches in they compare to those of recent years, and how the expenses break down by category.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:39 – New Snake Repellant:  On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a new snake repellant product which was recently tested independently for its effectiveness.


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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.