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May 28, 2020

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Supplemental feeding options for the grazing cow herd

• Principles of wheat variety selection

• Landscape tree afflictions to watch for…

00:01:30 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  K-State range cattle management scientist K C Olson joins the K-State Beef Cattle Institute staff on a recent Cattle Chat podcast, as they take up two cow-calf management topics:   the pros and cons of adopting a late spring-early summer calving season...and determining the cow size standard for a given herd.

00:12:53 – Supplemental Feeding Options:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner looks at supplemental feeding options for the grazing cow herd in areas where drought or dry conditions are expected to persist into the summer...including ammonia-treated wheat straw put up after the harvest.

00: 24:18 – Wheat Variety Selection:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato covers some principles of wheat variety selection, which he addressed during K-State's Virtual Wheat Field Day last evening....with the second part of that event to be broadcast live on YouTube this evening.

00:32:22 – Landscape Tree Afflictions:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about two landscape tree afflictions that homeowners may notice right now...anthracnose on sycamores and sawfly larvae on ash trees...and if anything should be done about either of these.


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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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