K-State Research and Extension News
July 05, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Friday, July 5

K-State agricultural economist Dan O'Brien recaps this week's sharp
downturn in grain prices, in the wake of the USDA's row crop acreage
and grain stocks reports released last week...he comments on the risk
of prices falling even further as the growing season progresses.

K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth alerts soybean growers to
three insect problems they should be watching for in the coming
weeks:  spider mites, bean leaf beetles and stem borers...and at what
point a grower might consider an insecticide treatment for these.

Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features agricultural agent Scott
Chapman of the Post Rock Extension District in north-central Kansas,
covering Smith, Osborne, Jewell, Mitchell and Lincoln counties.

And state climatologist Mary Knapp of K-State reports on Kansas
agricultural weather.

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 Research and Extension website.

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
K-State Research & Extension News