K-State Agriculture Today: 1295 – A Dismal Outlook for Grazing Wheat … Spider Questions Surfacing

  • A Dismal Outlook for Grazing Wheat
  • Spider Questions Surfacing
  • Using Leaves to Improve the Ecology of Forested Areas


00:01:12 – A Dismal Outlook for Grazing Wheat: The director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, Katelyn McCullock, provides insight on some of the volatility seen in the last week in the markets and the dismal outlooks for grazing wheat this year in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.  

More from the Livestock Marketing Inforamtion Center (LMIC)

00:15:07 – Spider Questions Surfacing: K-State field crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth shares information about four species of spiders that he’s been getting frequent calls about – brown recluses, black widows, orb spiders, and garden spiders.

Publications from KSRE on spiders:

Brown Recluse Spiders

Black Widow Spiders

00:26:01 – Using Leaves to Improve the Ecology of Forested Areas: For this week’s wildlife management segment, K-State fisheries and aquatics specialist, Joe Gerken, discusses the importance of keeping leaves out of waterways this fall and using those leaves for compost for gardens or improving the ecology of local forested areas.


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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 in Manhattan.


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