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Nov 19, 2020

• Controlling lice in cattle herds heading into the winter

• Keeping cows hydrated as they graze areas without readily available water

• Helping plants transition to an indoor environment…

00:01:30 – Controlling Lice in Cattle Herds:  K-State beef veterinarian A. J. Tarpoff talks about controlling lice in cattle herds heading into the winter:  why identifying the type of lice active in the herd is important when it comes to treatment selection, and what needs to be done to assure effective control from whatever delousing product one uses.

00:12:53 – Keeping Cows Hydrated:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner looks at determining the water needs of the cow herd as one hauls or pumps water to herds on crop stover or areas with no other water source...he walks through the factors to consider when calculating per-cow water intake, and talks about assuring adequate watering space for the herd at the tank.

00:24:18 – Bringing Plants Indoors:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about helping house plants make the transition to lower levels of light exposure, now that they're indoors for the winter...he also talks about general care of those plants.


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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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