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Feb 20, 2020

• Evaluating spring calving scenarios

• Wrapping up this year’s winter ranch management seminars

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Sampling lawn and garden soil ahead of the growing season…

00:01:30 – Spring Calving Issues:  K-State veterinarians Bob Larson and Brad White and cow-calf specialist Bob Weaber take a look at several spring calving scenarios, and whether or not they call for the producer to intervene with assistance...that was one of the featured topics in the latest Cattle Chat podcast out of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State.

00:12:55 – Winter Ranch Management Seminars:  K-State's Bob Weaber follows up with a look at questions about cow-calf management that were brought up by producers attending the recent series of K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminars around the state, regarding supplemental feeding and diagnosing pregnancy losses, among other subjects.

00:24:14 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:26 – Home Landscape Soil Checkup:  Johnson County Extension horticultural agent Dennis Patton talks about sampling lawn and garden soil for nutrient content ahead of the growing season.


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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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