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Jul 8, 2024

  • Cattle Trade Data
  • Soybean Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Packrats


00:01:05 – Cattle Trade Data: Kicking off the show is a cattle market update with Livestock Marketing Information Center agricultural economist Tyler Cozzens. He talks about the recently released trade data.


00:12:05 – Soybean Nutrient Deficiencies: Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, K-State soil fertility specialist, continues today's show by reviewing the common nutrient deficiencies soybean growers could be seeing in their crop.

Identifying Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms in Soybeans


00:23:05 – Packrats: K-State wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts ends the show with information on packrats. Drew says where they are usually found and how people should be able to manage and control them.



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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 Shelby Varner and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan