Aug 31, 2017
On today’s episode: Beef bull fertility; cattle repro workshop; ag news; landscape and garden insects. …
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.
00:01:42 – Beef Bull Fertility: A research veterinarian from the University of Calgary, John Kastelic, talks about the management of beef bulls to promote fertility...he looks at the nutritional game plan that results in more fertile bulls, and he discusses what to consider in examining and evaluating young bulls for breeding soundness...he spoke on the topic at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop hosted by K-State this week.
00:13:00 – Cattle Repro Workshop: K-State cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber shares what he considers the highlight information from this week's workshop, which welcomed in nearly 400 researchers and beef producers from across the nation...he made a presentation in yesterday's session on guidelines for selection of replacement heifers.
00:24:31 - Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and Greg Akagi presents this week's Kansas Soybean Update.
00:33:01 – Landscape and Garden Insects: For this week's horticulture segment, K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd reports on an assortment of insects at work in landscapes and gardens currently, including fall webworms on walnut trees, lace bugs on various landscape ornamentals and squash bugs on garden cucurbit crops.
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