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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.

Captioned episodes are available on our Agriculture Today YouTube page.

Jun 4, 2020

• Combating pinkeye in cattle herds

• The latest Cattle Chat podcast

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Landscape tree insect pests to watch for…

00:01:30 – Pinkeye in Cattle Herds:  K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek shares the latest thinking on combating pinkeye in cattle herds, centering on face fly control and vaccine use...he advises producers to watch closely for the outward signs of pinkeye development, as early response is critical to controlling it.

00:12:55 – Beef Cattle Institute Podcast:  The team from the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State take on several cattle management topics as part of a recent BCI Cattle Chat podcast: veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White, cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber and livestock economist Dustin Pendell talks about checking the status of breeding bulls in early summer and monitoring pasture conditions as the summer weather comes on.

00: 24:19 – Wheat Variety Selection:  K-State wheat production specialist Romulo Lollato covers some principles of wheat variety selection, which he addressed during K-State's Virtual Wheat Field Day last evening....with the second part of that event to be broadcast live on YouTube this evening.

00:24:06 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:24 – Bagworms, Gall Damage:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd signals that it's time to treat landscape evergreens for bagworms, and he talks about insect-inflicted gall damage on tree leaves.


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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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