Dec 20, 2022
00:01:03 — 2022’s Biggest Ag Stories: A very special guest kicks off this Tuesday’s program… that’s right, long time voice of Agriculture Today, Eric Atkinson joins us for a year in review of 2022’s biggest agricultural stories.
00:12:05 — Controlling Bush Honeysuckle and Preparing for Winter Weather: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham discusses control methods to combat the spread of bush honeysuckle – an invasive shrub that can be a problem for homeowners and native habitats, especially in the eastern third of the state.
Also, Kansas State University meteorologist Chip Redmond passes along some winter weather safety tips – including protecting yourself from the cold, having a safety kit in your vehicle and understanding the stress that shoveling wet, heavy snow can put on your body.
00:23:05 —Measuring Energy Content More Accurately: We end with the year’s final edition of Milk Lines with K-State dairy specialist, Mike Brouk. He discusses the difference between the two measurements for energy content in grassy hays, alfalfa and other legumes – RFV and RFQ. He says RFV, Relative Feed Value, which has been used for decades, assumes all fiber digestibility is the same – which just isn’t the case. RFQ, Relative Forage Quality, is a newer, more accurate fiber digestibility lab technique that uses actual digestion values.
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