1408 – Alfalfa Weevil Management in Kansas…Kansas 4-H Discovery Days Celebrate 100 Years

  • Alfalfa Weevil Update and Potential for Pea Aphids
  • 100 Years of Kansas 4-H Discovery Days
  • Kansas Dairy U.S. Rankings


00:01:14 – Alfalfa Weevil Update and Potential for Pea Aphids: We begin today’s show with an update on alfalfa weevils in Kansas from K-State field crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth. Jeff shares that alfalfa weevils are officially hatching after the back and forth of warm and cool weather the last several weeks in Kansas. He provides advice on sampling fields, treatment thresholds, and how spraying can sometime lead to a boom in pea aphid populations.


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00:12:20 – 100 Years of Kansas 4-H Discovery Days: Kansas 4-H is celebrating 100 years of Discovery Days this summer! Kansas 4-H program coordinator, Dona Ratliff, joins us to highlight the amazing summer program that serves as a fun college and career readiness programs that presents high school aged Kansas youth the opportunity to explore all of their options for their future.

Registration website for this summer’s Discovery Days


00:23:04 – Kansas Dairy U.S. Rankings: According to the latest data, Kansas ranked 17th for total milk production in the United States in 2022 and 15th in production per cow. K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk takes a closer look at the findings.



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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 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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