K-State Agriculture Today: 1468 – Wheat Harvest…Weather Impacts Plants

  • Kansas Wheat Harvest
  • Chinch Bugs and Dectes Soybean Stem Borer
  • Kansas Weather Impacts Plants


00:01:06 – Kansas Wheat Harvest: Starting today’s show is Marsha Boswell, vice president of communications for Kansas Wheat, with how wheat harvest in Kansas is going. Parts of the state are done while others haven’t started. 



00:12:05 – Chinch Bugs and Dectes Soybean Stem Borer: K-State Extension crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth continues today’s show with an update about chinch bugs and information on dectes soybean stem borer. He says this is the worst chinch bugs have been since the 1980s.


00:23:05 – Kansas Weather Impacts Plants: Finishing the show is the director of the K-State Plant Disease Diagnostic Lab, Judy O’Mara, as she discusses the impact Kansas weather can have on trees, shrubs and plants and how the lab and Extension agents can help homeowners identify and solve plant problems.



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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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