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Apr 27, 2021

  • Managing Crop Nutrient Uptake, especially phosphorous and potassium
  • Impacts of BVD on Cow-calf Herds
  • Ag news
  • Bluegill Management in Farm Ponds

00:01:30 – Managing Crop Nutrient Uptake: K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz talks about one aspect of crop fertility management that producers should account for, even though it sometimes goes overlooked: the nutrient uptake of the preceding crop or cover vegetation. He says this is especially important when considering phosphorus and potassium applications to summer crops.

00:12:55 – Impacts of BVD on Cow-calf Herds: K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson discuss the impacts that bovine viral diarrhea, or BVD, can have on the cow-calf herd, and why they recommend checking the herd for BVD prior to spring breeding. It was among the topics during a recent Cattle Chat podcast out of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State

00:24:20 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines.

00:32:33 – Bluegill Management in Farm Ponds: On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about the differences between bluegill and hybrid bluegill, and why that's important in farm pond fish management

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