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Volunteer Wheat Risks … Weed Management for Wheat

Agriculture Today


• Potential dangers posed by volunteer wheat

• Weed management for developing wheat

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Insect pests now at work on landscape woody ornamentals…

00:01:30 – Volunteer Wheat Risks:  Wheat disease specialist Kelsey Andersen and weed management specialist Sarah Lancaster of K-State talk about reports of spring-emerged volunteer wheat turning up around Kansas now...and whether that will create a renewed threat of wheat streak mosaic disease infesting the developing crop...they cover the best means of ridding of that volunteer wheat if necessary.

00:12:50 – Weed Management for Wheat:  Sarah Lancaster goes over the herbicide options available to producers to contend with weed competition now showing up in wheat stands, in alignment with the stage of wheat crop growth...which products must be applied ahead of jointing, ahead of the boot stage and before the flag leaf emerges, respectively.

00:24:08 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines; also, this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:25 – Spring Home Landscape Insects:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on several insect pests now at work on landscape woody ornamentals, and how to control them.

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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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