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Feb 23, 2021

• Record-keeping for commercial cow-calf herds

• Cold weather impact on crop insects

• Agricultural news, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• Fish winterkill in farm ponds…

00:01:30 – Record-Keeping For Cow-Calf Herds:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney goes over her recommended principles of record-keeping for commercial cow-calf herds...she cites reproductive proficiency and feeding efficiency as two areas in particular that commercial operations should pay attention to, saying the producers can easily devise a record system that works for them.

00:12:55 – Cold Weather Impact on Crop Insects:  K-State crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth comments on last week's record cold weather in Kansas and if it adversely affected overwintering crop insects, notably, winter grain mites in wheat, alfalfa weevils, and chinch bugs...he says the temperatures yet to come this spring will likely be more telling than last week's plunge.

00:24:21 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, along with this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:23 – Fish Winterkill in Farm Ponds:  On this week's wildlife management segment, former K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at the possibility of fish winterkill 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.


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.