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Jul 23, 2020

• Timing weed control following wheat harvest

• The state of agricultural credit

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Dutch elm disease is back…

00:01:30 – Post-Harvest Weed Control:  K-State agronomist Lucas Haag looks at the timing of weed control following wheat harvest in a dryland cropping system, from the water conservation standpoint...he cites a multi-year K-State study in western Kansas that shows the advantages of earlier weed control.

00:12:49 – Agricultural Credit Activity:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman offers his observations on a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, which examined the state of agricultural credit in the second quarter of this says that agricultural lending activity slowed down as the pandemic took root.

00:24:17 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:21 – Dutch Elm Disease:  The director of K-State's Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Judy O'Mara, reports that Dutch elm disease is once again attacking American elms in home landscapes...she talks about identifying it and how homeowners should respond to it.


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