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Jul 30, 2020

• Confined cow herd feeding when pastures run out of forage

• Safety concerns when harvesting and putting up feedlot silage

• Agricultural news, and the Kansas soybean update

• Home landscape insect pests…

00:01:30 – Confined Cow Herd Feeding:  K-State beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney is joined by University of Nebraska cow-calf nutritionist Karla Wilke, as they discuss confined cow herd feeding when pastures run out of forage...they look at the feedstuffs that can work well for this purpose.

00:12:57 – Silage Harvest Safety:  K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about keeping safety at the forefront when harvesting and putting up feedlot silage in the coming weeks...he points out that the fast-paced activity at silage harvest time is ripe for dangerous hazards and mishaps.

00:24:19 – Ag News:  Eric Atkinson covers the day's agricultural news headlines, including this week’s Kansas soybean update.

00:32:22 – Home Landscape Insect Pests:  K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd discusses more insects that are damaging landscape trees and ornamentals currently, and what to do about them...including mimosa webworms, green June beetles and Japanese beetles.


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