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Sep 26, 2017

On today’s episode: a weed control opportunity; online budgeting for beef producers; the latest agricultural news; the Least Shrew…

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.

00:01:30 – Weed Control Opportunity:  K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson explains why the rainfall over the last few days has created a excellent opportunity to treat crop fields for two of the more persistent noxious weed problems, bur ragweed and field bindweed...he goes over the preferred herbicide options for controlling each with a fall treatment and talks about post-treatment cropping restrictions.

00:12:45 – Online Budgeting For Beef Producers:  K-State agricultural economist Robin Reid talks about budgeting stocker and backgrounder calf programs, using on-line budget tools available through K-State to calculate the likely returns to those programs heading into 2018...she presented this information at K-State's 2017 Beef Stocker Field Day last week.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, and K-State Research and Extension dairy specialist Mike Brouk has this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:45 – The Least Shrew:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the least shrew, which many people mistake for a mole when they find one in their homes...he talks about why they are of less concern than moles in the home landscape.

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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.