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Jul 9, 2020

• Strategies for beef producers, in the face of reduced forage options

• Summer soybean pests

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Slow fruit set in the vegetable garden…

00:01:30 – Adjusting for Dry Conditions:  K-State beef specialist Dale Blasi says cattle producers in western Kansas are experiencing abnormally dry conditions and may lack available forage. As a result, they’re going to have to be ready to make some quick decisions about calf nutrition and management strategies.

00:12:55 – Summer Soybean Pests:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth is getting calls from soybean growers asking about early season pests – something he says routinely happens this time of year because the growers are using herbicide to control weeds.

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:16 – Slow Fruit Set in the Vegetable Garden:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham has information on why some gardeners might be having trouble with vegetables that are blooming but not setting fruit. He says there are several possible reasons.


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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 Eric Atkinson and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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