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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.

Jul 26, 2019

Southern rust disease in the Kansas corn crop

Developing genetic resistance to rust disease in winter wheat

Agricultural news, and the latest “Kansas Soybean Update”

Japanese beetles and walnut caterpillars


00:01:30 – Southern Rust Disease:  K-State row crop disease specialist Doug Jardine discusses the rapid spread of southern rust disease in the Kansas corn crop:  he goes over how to distinguish this costly disease from common rust, and talks about controlling it with a fungicide in a timely fashion.


00:13:00 – Genetic Resistance to Rust Disease in Wheat:  A USDA plant pathologist based at K-State, Bob Bowden, talks about efforts to develop more durable resistance to rust disease in winter wheat varieties in collaboration with wheat geneticists at the university, and he shares information from a new study of barley yellow dwarf virus and its impact on wheat quality.


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


00:33:00 Home Landscape Insect Pests:   K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd looks at the damage being caused by Japanese beetles in home landscapes and what to do about them, and talks about walnut caterpillar damage to walnut trees.



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