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Sep 13, 2018

On today’s episode: determining the dry-down rate of corn heading into harvest; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute; agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update; these are the bugs you want

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 – Monitoring Corn Dry-Down Rates:  K-State crop production specialist Ignacio Ciampitti talks about determining the dry-down rate of corn heading into harvest...he shares what a new K-State field project has indicated about that rate, and discusses why growers need to monitor this closely for the most timely harvesting possible.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  this time, veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson and livestock economist Dustin Pendell discuss cover crops as a grazing resource for the cow herd, and they go over guidelines for proper handling and administration of vaccines in the fall.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:56 – Beneficial Insects:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd identifies several beneficial insects that are active now in home landscapes, encouraging homeowners to leave these species be, for they are causing no harm whatsoever to landscape plantings or anything else.

 

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