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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.

Jul 7, 2020

• The advantages of pregnancy-staging cows and heifers

• The online Beef Basis tool can eliminate guesswork for producers

• Today’s wheat harvest update, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Controlling cattail growth in farm ponds…

00:01:30 – Pregnancy-Staging Cows and Heifers:  K-State beef cattle specialist Sandy Johnson talks about the advantages of pregnancy-staging cows and heifers this summer, as knowing when a female has settled can be valuable management information...she goes over the means of pregnancy detection for this purpose.

00:12:55 – Beef Basis Tool:  K-State beef cattle specialists Jaymelynn Farney and Dale Blasi discuss what the online Beef Basis tool can do for a producer in making calf feeding and marketing decisions post-weaning...they walk through examples of how a producer can use it.

00:24:07 – Wheat Harvest Report:  Today's wheat harvest update features Extension crop production agent Sandra Wick of the Post Rock Extension District in north-central Kansas, which includes Smith, Jewell, Osborne, Marshall and Lincoln counties.

00:32:30 – Controlling Cattail Growth:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks about controlling excessive cattail growth in farm ponds.


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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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