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Jul 11, 2018

On today’s episode: salvaging drought-stressed corn as cattle feed; controlling the potato leaf hoppers attacking alfalfa and soybean stands in Kansas; the day's agricultural news headlines; this week’s “Stop, Look and Listen” from Gus van der Hoeven…

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 – Salvaging Corn for Cattle Forage:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney talks about salvaging drought-stressed corn as cattle feed:  in what form does that corn best serve as a forage feedstuff, what guidelines need to be followed in processing it, and what nutrient value it provides to the cow herd.

00:013:01 – Potato Leaf Hoppers in Alfalfa:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth reports on potato leaf hoppers attacking alfalfa and soybean stands in Kansas, saying that these are especially threatening to alfalfa, and that the timing of an insecticide treatment is critical to controlling them...he also provides an update on chinch bug pressure in corn and grain sorghum fields.

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

00:33:01 – "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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