K-State Agriculture Today: 1473 – Nutrient Deficiency…Failing Tomatoes

  • Nutrient Deficiency in Crops
  • Palmer Amaranth and Kochia
  • Growing Tomatoes


00:01:07 – Nutrient Deficiency in Crops: Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, K-State nutrient management specialist, begins today’s show discussing how to identify nutrient deficiency in soybeans. There are multiple reasons that producers could be seeing this in their fields.

Identifying Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms in Soybeans

Plant Analysis for Testing Nutrient Levels in Corn


00:12:05 – Palmer Amaranth and Kochia: Keeping the show going is K-State weed management specialist, Sarah Lancaster, with information about Palmer amaranth and kochia, she reviews how these weeds can be managed by producers. 

Palmer Amaranth Control in Grain Sorghum

Controlling Weeds After Wheat Harvest


00:23:02 – Growing Tomatoes: K-State Research and Extension horticulture agent for Riley County, Gregg Eyestone, concludes today’s show. He says temperatures have not been optimal for tomatoes and that tomato growers may be noticing that their otherwise healthy plants are failing to produce fruit. 


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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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