K-State Research and Extension News
April 30, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Tuesday, April 30


K-State plant pathologist Jim Stack discusses the objective of new
research, backed by a $5.5 million dollar grant from the USDA to
K-State, which will study all facets of wheat blast disease: a
pathogen which has weaked havoc with wheat production in South
America...with the aim of preventing it from threatening wheat here
and elsewhere

K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth addresses alfalfa weevil
management in the wake of the April freezes...he says that many
weevils likely survived the cold temperatures, and that growers
should continue monitoring their alfalfa stands

K-State agronomist Jim Shroyer provides the first report from the
Wheat Quality Council's Kansas wheat tour, which began early this
morning

And K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the nature of
crows, and the facts about the crop damage they cause

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM), which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska, eastern
Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be heard over the
K-State Radio Network website. Also see the Agriculture Today archives.

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
agguy@ksu.edu
K-State Research & Extension News