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Mar 20, 2023

  •        Cattle Rebuild Slow Down and Unusual Hog Markets
  •        Estimating First Hollow Stem to Reduce Yield Loss Potential
  •        Algae Management Strategies in Ponds


00:01:09 – Cattle Rebuild Slow Down and Unusual Hog Markets: We start off today’s program with an update on the activity taking place in cattle market last week. In addition to the cattle market report, Katelyn McCullock, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, discusses some unusual activity in the hog market, a slowdown in rebuilding the U.S. cattle herd and some of the things the LMIC will be watching closely in the coming months.

00:12:09 – Estimating First Hollow Stem to Reduce Yield Loss Potential: With spring just around the corner, K-State wheat and forage specialist Romulo Lollato shares insight on tools for estimating first hollow stem in wheat. The important growing stage serves as an indicator for when those with dual purpose systems need to consider removing animals from grazing to minimize grain yield losses.

Wheat Hollow Stem Tool on the Kansas Mesonet

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00:23:09 – Algae Management Strategies in Ponds: We end today’s show with this week’s wildlife segment where we are joined by K-State aquatics and fisheries specialist, Joe Gerken. Joe discusses getting ahead with controlling algae in ponds and short term versus long term management options.


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