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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.

Mar 19, 2020

• The economic well-being of agriculture

• Early alfalfa weevil activity

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Spring insect activity in the home landscape…

00:01:30 – Stabilizing the Economy:  K-State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman talks about the actions taken by the Federal Reserve Bank in an attempt to stem the economic slide brought on by the coronavirus, and how those relate to the economic well-being of agriculture...he comments on the prospects of those actions bringing badly-needed stability to the economy.

00:12:57 – Alfalfa Weevils:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth offers advice on scouting alfalfa stands for early alfalfa weevil activity, cautioning about treating weevils too soon...and he has a follow-up report on army cutworm feeding in winter wheat.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:38 – Spring Insects in the Home Landscape:  On this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about various insects that may start turning up in home landscapes soon, including lilac ash borers, peach tree borers and tent caterpillars, and whether they merit a treatment response.


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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.