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Mar 23, 2023

  •         A Winter Weather Summary
  •         Hardware Disease with BCI and Hydroponics in Northeast Kansas with Kansas Profile
  •         Cool-Season Lawn Care


00:01:03 – A Winter Weather Summary: K-State assistant state climatologist, Matt Sittel, kicks off today’s show with a winter weather summary. He shares insight on the diverse conditions across Kansas this winter and what we can potentially expect to see this spring and summer.

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00:12:10 – Hardware Disease with BCI and Hydroponics in Northeast Kansas with Kansas Profile: During today’s show we also tune into BCI’s Cattle Chat podcast. In this segment Brad White, Bob Larson, and Brian Lubbers discuss a unique disease that often times results in cattle that “ain’t lookin’ right” – hardware disease. 

BCI Cattle Chat Podcast

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We follow that up with Kansas Profile with Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at K-State. Today Ron highlights Beachy’s Flowers and Produce, a fully hydroponic operation that uses state-of-the-art greenhouses to grow flowers and produce for their consumers.

More from Kansas Profile with Ron Wilson


00:23:05 – Cool-Season Lawn Care: K-State horticulturist Ward Upham ends today’s show by covering spring lawn care for cool-season lawns. He shares information on mowing, applying a light fertilizer if you didn’t fertilize in November, as well as using a crabgrass preventer in April and a weed killer for broadleaf weeds such as dandelions.



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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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