Feb 28, 2019
On today’s episode: updated regulations on dicamba herbicide applications to resistant soybeans; the possibility of trouble with stem rust disease; agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update; testing garden soil ahead of the first planting…
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.
00:01:30 – Updated Dicamba Regulations: K-State weed management specialist Dallas Peterson goes over the updated regulations on dicamba herbicide applications to resistant soybeans, in the wake of ongoing drift issues associated with this soybean production system...he reminds producers of the application training requirement and of the importance of responsible stewardship here.
00:12:59 – Stem Rust Disease: K-State wheat disease specialist Erick DeWolf addresses a topic he's been discussing with certified seed growers and others in the Kansas wheat production sector: the possibility of trouble with stem rust disease, as a number of susceptible varieties are now being grown fairly widely across the central plains...he wants producers to be alert to this potential threat.
00:24:28 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's "Kansas Soybean Update."
00:32:56 – Garden Soil Test: Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about conducting a garden soil test ahead of the growing season.
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