Jan 10, 2019
On today’s episode: managing late-harvested forages that may have developed mold problems; the latest Cattle Chat podcast; agricultural news, and the latest Kansas Soybean Update; starting vegetable garden transplants from seed…
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.
00:01:29 – Dealing with Moldy Forages: K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson talks about managing late-harvested forages that received excessive moisture this past fall, oftentimes resulting in mold development: she looks at feeding adjustments with moldy forages to avert toxicity problems, and at how that moisture may have impacted the nutrient content of the forage.
00:12:58 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast: On the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and livestock economist Dustin Pendell address a variety of topics, including changes in antibiotic use in the cattle industry and cow nutrition management heading down the home stretch toward calving time.
00:24:27 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.
00:33:08 – Starting Vegetable Transplants: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about starting vegetable garden transplants from seed, which in the case of early-planted vegetables such as onions and lettuce can be started very soon.
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