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Nov 1, 2018

On today’s episode: the merits of soil-testing tame pastures and hay fields this fall; excerpts from the latest Cattle Chat podcast; agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update; winterizing the home lawn…

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 – Soil Testing for Pastures and Hay Fields:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about the merits of soil-testing tame pastures and hay fields this fall, getting a read on soil pH levels in particular, which can be instrumental in grass and forage productivity...he goes over the number of soil samples to collect and at what depth.

00:12:58 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  A segment of this week's Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State:  veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and livestock economist Dustin Pendell discuss vaccination programs for replacement heifers, feeder cattle purchasing decisions and what to do with an aged cow who preg-checks positive this fall.

00:24:27 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:57 – Winterizing the Home Lawn:  K-State turfgrass horticulturist Jared Hoyle looks at winterizing the home lawn with herbicide and fertilizer applications and converting fallen leaves into mulch for the lawn.

 

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