1384 – Farm Service Agency Reminders and Updates … Early Season Field Crop Pests

  •         Farm Service Agency Reminders and Updates
  •         Early Season Field Crop Pest
  •         Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts: Preparing for Bull Season


00:01:00 – Farm Service Agency Reminders and Updates: Kansas Farm Service Agency state executive director, Dennis McKinney, shares friendly reminders on the fast approaching March 15th deadline for ARC/PLC signups, as well as insight on soon-to-be-announced programming for distressed producers during a time when cash flow is tight for many.

 More information on the Kansas FSA website 


00:12:00 – Early Season Field Crop Pests: Jeff Whitworth, K-State field crop entomologist, joins us for a conversation on early season pests to be on the lookout for. He shares information on how to best control both brown recluse spiders and alfalfa weevils this time of year.  

 Alfalfa Weevil degree days tool on the Kansas Mesonet

KSRE publication on Brown Recluse Spiders


00:23:00 – Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts: K-State experts Brad White, Brian Lubbers, and Phillip Lancaster answer a listener’s question on how to best prepare bulls for the breeding season.

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

To have your beef cattle questions answered by the BCI Ask the Experts team – send them an email at bci@ksu.edu



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

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