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Aug 29, 2019

• Addressing the current major insect concerns in soybean and grain sorghum fields

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Harvesting home-grown apples and pears…

00:01:30 – Insect Concerns in Soybeans and Grain Sorghum:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth provides a full update on insect activity in soybean and grain sorghum stands in Kansas:  he talks about aphids in soybeans, saying that producers can likely get away with not treating those...he also has the latest on the sugarcane aphid threat to sorghum, which for now isn't amounting to much.

00:13:00 – Insect Concerns in Soybeans and Grain Sorghum (Part 2):  Continued discussion with K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth, who says the most concerning problems for sorghum producers at the moment, are headworms and fall armyworms feeding on sorghum heads —he suggests a couple of new insecticide products for contending with those.

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

00:33:00 – Harvesting Apples and Pears:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham covers the guidelines for harvesting home-grown apples and pears, which aren't the same for both.


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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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