K-State Research and Extension News
July 31, 2014
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Thursday, July 31


The agronomist in charge of K-State's crop performance trials, Jane Lingenfelser,
shares variety performance highlights from K-State's 2014 Wheat Variety Performance
Tests...identifying the varieties at the test locations throughout the state that
performed well in this year's adverse growing conditions...the full report is now
available to producers to use in their variety selection for the next wheat crop

K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth goes over his latest field notes on
insects feeding on field crops in Kansas...specifically, potato leafhoppers in
alfalfa, headworms in grain sorghum and webworms in soybeans...along with
his recommendations on controlling those pests

And for this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist
Raymond Cloyd covers an assortment of insects now active in Kansas lawns
and gardens, including spider mites on tomatoes, walnut caterpillars in walnut
and other hardwood trees, and green junebugs in turfgrass...and what to do
about them

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
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