Dec 20, 2017
On today’s episode: Winter livestock production; canola research update; ag news; Stop, Look and Listen …
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.
00:01:31 – Winter Livestock Protection: K-State livestock specialist Joel DeRouchey talks about readying livestock feeding facilities for the first widespread blast of cold winter weather that's expected to enter the state in the coming days: he looks at managing the ventilation in indoor facilities to avert cold-weather livestock health issues, and discusses cleaning and mounding outdoor feeding areas and putting up temporary windbreaks to minimize the winter chill
00:12:50 – Canola Research Update: K-State canola agronomist Mike Stamm reports on the condition of canola stands currently, in light of the ongoing dry conditions...and he reports on new K-State research on the interaction of canola seeding rates and row spacing, and on managing canola harvest to maximize the oil content of the crop ... all of which will be featured at the upcoming 2018 Canola College co-sponsored by K-State
00:24:19 – Ag News: Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines
00:32:49 – Stop, Look and Listen: K-State's Gus van der Hoeven presents his weekly commentary on rural Kansas
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