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Jul 5, 2018

On today’s episode: using plant tissue samples for a nutrient analysis; excerpts from the latest Beef Cattle Institute podcast; a wheat harvest report from the Phillips-Rooks Extension District; watering drought-stressed landscape trees in mid-summer…

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 – Sampling Plant Tissue:  K-State crop nutrient management specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about the value of taking plant tissue samples from corn and soybean fields for a nutrient analysis...he says that here in mid-summer is a good time to do that, and he goes over the procedure for sampling and submitting those samples to a laboratory to assess crop nutrient levels.

00:13:01 – Beef Cattle Podcast:  Excerpts from this week's podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  livestock economist Dustin Pendell and veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White take a look at the new cow-calf profitability data from the Kansas Farm Management Association, and they talk about detection and prevention of bovine viral diarrhea, or B-V-D, in the cow-calf herd.

00:24:32 – Wheat Harvest Roundup – Today's Kansas wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Cody Miller of the Phillips-Rooks Extension District in north-central Kansas.

00:33:02 – Watering Trees Effectively:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham goes over the proper ways of watering drought-stressed landscape trees in mid-summer.


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