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Feb 28, 2023


  •         Kochia Control Methods
  •         The Connection Between Temperament and Reproduction in Cattle
  •         Making the Most of 2023 Milk Prices

00:01:08 – Kochia Control Methods: Sarah Lancaster, our K-State weed science specialist, joins us to provide information on kochia control methods in Kansas. She emphasizes that the earlier you intervene, the better with this resilient weed and highlights both pre-emergence and post-emergence herbicides.

Agronomy eUpdate article on late winter kochia control methods

Agronomy eUpdate article on pre-plant herbicide applications for kochia


00:12:19 – The Connection Between Temperament and Reproduction in Cattle: We are also joined by K-State beef reproductive specialist, Sandy Johnson. She discusses an often forgotten trait when making breeding decisions – temperament. Sandy gives tips on comparing the flighty nature of animals in a controlled environment. 


00:23:06 – Making the Most of 2023 Milk Prices: Despite higher feed costs in 2022, dairy producers saw a banner year for milk prices.  We end today’s show with K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk looking at the numbers for 2022 and encouraging producers to focus on component values, primarily fat and protein, to receive higher raw milk prices in 2023.


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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 Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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