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Jun 25, 2020

• Managing heat stress in cattle

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Today’s wheat harvest report

• Home landscape pests…

00:01:30 – Managing Heat Stress in Cattle:  K-State beef veterinarian A.J. Tarpoff talks about managing heat stress in cattle during hot summer days: when that stress tends to peak during the day, making adjustments to the feed ration and feeding schedule to lessen the stress, and modifying the pen environment to reduce heat build-up.

00:12:53 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  K-State veterinarians Brad White and Bob Larson take up two topics as part of the latest BCI Cattle Chat podcast: assuring the cow herd has adequate access to clean water on summer days, and storing newly-baled hay to preserve its quality.

00:24:17 – Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agents Ryan Flaming of Harvey County and Ron Honig of the Wild West Extension District in southwest Kansas.

00:32:28 – Home Landscape Pests:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd talks about controlling webworms on ornamental trees and squash bugs on garden cucurbit crops.


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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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