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On today’s episode: the impact of tillage on weed proliferation in crop fields; today's wheat harvest update; an update on USDA farm loan availability; controlling lawn and garden insects, including cabbage loopers and Colorado potato beetles…

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 Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.

00:01:29 – Does Tillage Deter Weed Proliferation?  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson looks at what research says about the impact of tillage on weed proliferation in crop fields...he spoke on that topic at a recent K-State field day which focused on tillage as an alternative for controlling herbicide-resistant weed populations.

00:13:00 – Wheat Harvest Update:  Today's wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Darren Busick of Reno County and Chris Long of the Walnut Creek Extension District in west-central Kansas.

00:24:29 – USDA Farm Loan Update:  Farm loan chief Bob White of the Farm Service Agency provides an update on USDA farm loan availability, and talks about options that borrowers have in paying off those loans in tight economic times.

00:33:00 – Home Landscape Insect Control:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd discusses control of several more lawn and garden insects, including cabbage loopers and Colorado potato beetles in home vegetable gardens.


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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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