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Jan 27, 2022

  • Cow Magnesium Deficiency
  • Temperature and Crop Losses
  • More on Starting Vegetable Transplants



00:01:06—Cow Magnesium Deficiency--From the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at K-State, veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek discusses the circumstances that lead to winter tetany in mature beef often-lethal condition that turns up at the late-gestation/early lactation stage around calving time:  he covers how this magnesium deficiency can occur, the recommended treatment response, and what cow-calf producers can do proactively to avoid cow losses to this tetany condition


00:12:10—Temperature and Crop Losses--Agricultural economist Jisang Yu and statistician Gyuhyeong Goh talk about a novel approach they've developed for gauging the direct relationship of temperature extremes to crop production losses...they used USDA crop insurance data and a statistical variable selection model to measure those impacts on tree crops, and plan to apply this informative analytical tool to conventional field crops as well


00:23:07—More on Starting Vegetable Transplants--On this week's horticulture segment, Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton concludes his look at the steps to starting vegetable garden transplants from, he talks about managing the light and temperature exposure for young transplants





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