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Apr 10, 2019

On today’s episode: applying anhydrous ammonia ahead of corn planting; the latest Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State; the latest agricultural news; Gus van der Hoeven’s “Stop, Look and Listen…”

00:01:30 – Nitrogen Applications for Corn:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about nitrogen applications for corn:  he looks at applying anhydrous ammonia ahead of corn planting and what can be done to make that work at this late date, and he discusses adding nitrogen to the starter fertilizer package for corn at planting time as an alternative approach.

00:13:00 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  This week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State covers two subjects:  how colostrum management at calving influences the long-term performance of the calf, and antibiotic use in feedlot cattle health management....featured are K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, livestock economist Dustin Pendell, and a special guest, veterinary consultant Tony Batterham from Australia.

00:24:29 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:55 – "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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