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A selection of fully produced segments are made available weekly on the "For Radio Stations" page at the K-State Research and Extension news page.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

May 11, 2020

• The weekly cattle market update

• Managing current field crop insects

A special K-State webinar on beef industry concerns will take place this Thursday, May 14th FREE REGISTRATION!

• Kansas 4-H Discovery Days will be a virtual experience in 2020…

00:01:30 – Cattle Market Update:  Livestock economist Lee Schulz of Iowa State University provides this week's analysis of the cattle markets: he discusses last week's significant improvement in cattle prices, and comments on the progress in re-opening packing plants...he also looks at the prospects for hay and forage production this year, which appear to be working in favor of cattle producers.

00:12:56 – Managing Crop Insects:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth offers his latest advice on managing insect infestations in field crops: he focuses this time on aphids in wheat, weevils in alfalfa at first cutting, and leaf beetles in soybeans...and the need for treatment in each case.

00:24:22 – K-State Beef Webinar May 14th :  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner has the details on a special K-State webinar taking place this Thursday, May 14th, "Troubleshooting Uncertain Times in the Beef Industry", featuring several K-State specialists on cattle nutritional management strategies amidst the issues created by the coronavirus situation. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE WEBINAR!

00:32:30 – Nurturing Areas of Interest:  K-State 4-H specialist Shane Potter talks about the 4-H Discovery Days that K-State will host virtually later this month.


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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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