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Oct 15, 2020

• Controlling lice in cow-calf herds during the fall and winter

• Tips for contending with a forage shortage this fall and winter

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Fall pruning of landscape ornamentals…

00:01:30 – Controlling Lice in Cow-Calf Herds:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek goes over the importance of controlling lice in cow-calf herds during the fall and winter:  he talks about why timeliness and thoroughness of treatment are critical to achieving control, and he covers the treatment product options, and why input from one's veterinarian is highly valuable.

00:12:57 – Alternatives for Scarce Forage:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney offers several ideas for cow-calf producers who will be contending with a forage shortage this fall and winter because of the dry hay growing season...she talks about substituting corn for hay in the herd ration, and about limit-feeding hay to extend that forage as long as one can.

00:24:22 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:23 – Fall Pruning of Landscape Ornamentals:  Johnson County Extension horticulture agent Dennis Patton talks about when it is, and isn't, advisable to prune landscape ornamentals in the fall.


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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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