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Apr 25, 2019

Rust disease has been confirmed in select wheat fields around Kansas; soil microbiomics is considered to be a major step forward in soil science; agricultural news, and the “Kansas Soybean Update”; an update on lawn and garden insect pests…

00:01:29 – Rust Disease Confirmed:  K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf talks about the confirmation of rust disease in select wheat fields around Kansas, asking producers to now be on the watch for signs of leaf and stripe rust in their stands...he also talks about the idea of applying only a partial fungicide rate to late-developing wheat to see if a follow-up application would be economically worthwhile.

00:12:58 – Microbiomics Research:  University of Aberdeen soil microbiologist Jim Prosser, who is a leader in the the field of soil microbiomics research, explains what that is, and why it's considered a major step forward in soil science to the benefit of production agriculture. Prosser recently delivered the Chuck and Sue Rice Agronomy Lecture at K-State.

00:24:28 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:57 – Lawn and Garden Insect Pests:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd returns with an update on lawn and garden insect pests:  this time, he talks about controlling pine saw flies, lilac ash borers and bagworms on junipers.


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