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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.

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Apr 9, 2020

• The merits of a limit-feeding program for newly-received backgrounder calves

• The latest (and 100th!) Cattle Chat podcast

• Controlling alfalfa weevils and army cutworms in alfalfa

• Controlling weeds now turning up in home lawns…

00:01:30 – Limit-Feeding Program:  K-State beef cattle specialist Dale Blasi talks about the merits of a limit-feeding program for newly-received backgrounder calves, based on extensive research he has conducted on this approach...he goes over the required management and the feeding efficiencies that can be gained.

00:12:55 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  Highlights from the recent 100th edition of the Cattle Chat podcast from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, which featured the panel's responses to various listener questions about cow-calf management:   the conversation includes veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell.

00:24:20 – Alfalfa Insect Pests:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth offers a timely word to alfalfa growers about controlling alfalfa weevils and army cutworms before the expected cold weather rolls into Kansas in the coming days.

00:32:20 – Home Lawn Weed Control:  K-State horticulturist Ward Upham talks about effectively controlling weeds now turning up in home lawns, including henbit, dandelions and crabgrass.


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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.


K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.