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Nov 19, 2019

• Testing crop fields for the presence of soybean cyst nematodes

• The Kansas Forest Service’s new role in rural fire department training and support

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Removing the least tern from the endangered species list…

00:01:30 – Testing for Soybean Cyst Nematodes:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine goes over the steps to testing crop fields for the presence of soybean cyst nematodes...he says that now is an excellent time to collect soil samples for that test...he also goes over the leading disease issues in Kansas row crops this past season, which he says growers should think about as they prepare for the 2020 cropping year.

00:12:50 – Strengthening Rural Fire Departments:  The Kansas Forest Service district fire management officer for northwest Kansas, Chris Hanson, talks about the new role that he and his counterparts around the state serve in rural fire department training and support, as established earlier this year by the Kansas Legislature...he describes how he was put to work right away as part of the response to the large Cherry Creek wildfire in Cheyenne County a little over a week ago.

00:24:12 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:33 – Least Tern:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about a proposal to remove the least tern, a wetland bird found in Kansas, from the endangered species list.


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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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