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Oct 24, 2018

On today’s episode: strategies for controlling musk thistle in pasture areas; achieving target breeding weights for replacement heifers; the latest agricultural news headlines; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

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 – Controlling Musk Thistle:  K-State pasture management specialist Walt Fick goes over the latest strategies for controlling musk thistle in pasture areas, saying that the next month or so is an ideal time for spraying those thistle rosettes...he talks about the herbicide choices that get the job done, including those products that provide residual control of spring-emerging thistles. 

00:013:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  A segment of this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber take a look at achieving target breeding weights for replacement heifers, and what daily rates-of-gain are necessary to accomplish that.

00:24:31 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:59 – "Stop, Look and Listen":  K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents "Stop, Look and Listen", his weekly commentary on rural Kansas.


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