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Mar 26, 2020

• COVID-19 and livestock production

• Controlling flies in cattle herds

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• KSRE assistance for home gardeners

00:01:30 – COVID-19 and Livestock Production:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek responds to questions that have come about the COVID-19 outbreak as it relates to livestock production, stressing that cattle and other animals are not potential carriers of the disease...he tells cattle producers to work around their herds as they normally would, as COVID-19 differs significantly from other strains of animal-based coronavirus.

00:12:55 – Controlling Flies in Cattle Herds:  K-State veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff advises cattle producers to start lining out their game plan against fly activity in their grazing herds this spring and summer, and what control approaches they'll use: he talks about insecticidal ear tag selection and feed-through insecticide products, among other options.

00:24:16 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:33 – Home Gardening Options:  K-State Extension state leader in horticulture Cheryl Boyer talks about the services Extension continues to provide home gardeners this spring amid the COVID-19 situation.


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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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