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Jun 23, 2020

• A feed ration may slow the growth of finishing pigs

• Nutrient management for grain sorghum

• A wheat harvest update, and the latest “Milk Lines”

• A promising method to reduce deer-vehicle collisions …

00:01:30 – Slowing Pig Growth:  K-State swine specialists Mike Tokach and Joel DeRouchey talk about a new K-State feeding trial aimed at slowing the growth of finishing pigs to prevent backlogs of market-ready hogs, such as occurred with the packing plant shutdowns this spring because of the pandemic...they identified a "holding" ration that serves the purpose.

00:12:56 – Nutrient Management for Grain Sorghum:  K-State crop nutrient specialist Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz looks at in-season nutrient management for grain sorghum...with the emphasis on side-dressing nitrogen, and in some cases, making a foliar application of iron to sorghum stands growing on high pH soils.

00:24:07 – Wheat Harvest Report:  Today' wheat harvest update features Extension agricultural agent Kelsey Nordyke of Cowley County; also, this week's edition of "Milk Lines."

00:32:27 – Reducing Deer—Vehicle Collisions:  K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reviews a new study on reducing deer-vehicle collisions by way of a localized "sharpshooting" program.


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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.