1360 – Addressing Worries Over Winter Wheat Pests… K-State Student Community Garden

  • Why Now is Not the Time to Treat for Winter Wheat Pests
  • Programs to Spark Kansas Youth’s Interest in Specialty Crops
  • Garden Publications Available Through the KSRE Bookstore


00:01:06  — Why Now is Not the Time to Treat for Winter Wheat Pests: Today’s program starts with an overview of the updated 2023 pest guides from our Entomology Department here at K-State. Jeff Whitworth shares highlights of the valuable resources offered and also advice for producers that are worried about winter wheat pests such as winter grain mites, army cutworms, and Hessian flies.


KSRE Bookstore’s 2023 Crop Insects of Kansas 

KSRE Bookstore’s crop publications


00:12:14 — Programs to Spark Kansas’ Youth’s Interest in Specialty Crops:  Sparking an interest in agriculture in youth is an important part of the work that occurs at Kansas State University. Jeremy Cowan, an assistant professor in sustainable food systems here at K-State, joins use to share insight on upcoming programs at the university such as hands-on learning experiences for high schoolers and a K-State student community garden that will help produce food for the university’s dining facilities. 


K-State’s Horticulture and Natural Resources Department website

Jeremy can also be reached through email at jscowan@ksu.edu


00:23:06 — Garden Publications Available Through the KSRE Bookstore: We end with this week’s horticulture piece featuring K-State Research and Extension’s director of publications, Mark Stadtlander. Mark is known for commonly sharing in conversations that “there’s a pub for that”, and today he shares publications available through the KSRE Bookstore specifically on gardening in Kansas.


KSRE Bookstore’s Kansas Garden Guide

KSRE Bookstore’s Making Compost: A Beginner’s Guide 

KSRE Bookstore’s Vegetable Garden Planting Guide

KSRE Bookstore’s Garden Templates and Plant Choices for Kansas School Gardens

KSRE Bookstore’s Considerations and Resources for School Garden Designs in Kansas


Send comments, questions, or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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.


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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