K-State Agriculture Today: 1508 – Crop Insects…Fall Lawns

  • Insects in Kansas Crops
  • Drought and Heat Impacts on Soybeans
  • Fall Lawn Seeding


00:01:05 – Insects in Kansas Crops: Beginning today’s show is K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth with answers to questions he has been receiving about insects in crops in Kansas. He covers headworms, sugarcane aphids, cinch bugs, mites and hessian fly.

Kansas Sorghum Management Guide

Crop Insects in Kansas


00:12:05 – Drought and Heat Impacts on Soybeans: Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State farm systems specialist, continues the show by discussing the impacts the recent heat and drought has had on soybeans.

Drought and Heat Stress Impacts on Soybeans in Kansas


00:23:05 – Fall Lawn Seeding: Rounding out the show is K-State horticulturist Ward Upham with the steps involved in fall lawn seeding. He says September is the best month for seeding cool-season lawns.


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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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