K-State Agriculture Today: 1322 — New Area of Research: Nanotechnology in Entomology…Missing Opportunities to Breed Dairy Cows on Time

  • Using Nanotechnology to Mitigate Agricultural Pests
  • Milk Lines


00:01:13— Using Nanotechnology to Mitigate Agricultural Pests, Part One:  A new area of research is just getting started here at K-State. Nanotechnology is now being explored in entomology as a way to mitigate agricultural pests. K-State field crop entomologist, Jeff Whitworth, received a grant from the USDA to begin this work, as well as a new leading nanotechnology scientist to join his lab, Amie Norton. In part one of this interview we learn how this research made its way to K-State’s campus and more about Dr. Norton’s background.


00:12:21 — Using Nanotechnology to Mitigate Agricultural Pests, Part Two: The conversation does not end there, however, and part two of this interview delves into what Jeff and Amie hope to find in new graduate students to help with this one of a kind area of research.


00:23:08 — Milk Lines: We end with this week’s Milk Lines, where K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk encourages producers to examine their current reproduction program and eliminate any missed opportunities for getting animals bred on time.


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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.


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