K-State Research and Extension News
April 02, 2013
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Agriculture Today Radio Program Tuesday, April 2

K-State animal scientist K.C. Olson comments on making grazing
management decisions this year, with the understanding that the
drought has already hampered this year's grass production...he
advises grazing managers to lighten up significantly on stocking

Further remarks on putting together a drought management plan for
pastures, as shared at K-State's Southern Plains Drought Summit last
week: K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about
options for supplemental feeding cattle on summer grass, and K-State
beef cattle scientist John Jaeger stresses the importance of
monitoring the body condition scores of the grazing cow herd this

And K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee looks at controlling
kangaroo rats in crop fields ahead of planting time, to prevent them
from consuming newly-planted crop seed

Agriculture Today is broadcast each weekday morning at 10:00 on KFRM
Radio, Clay Center (550 AM) and KLOE Radio, Goodland (730 AM), which
collectively reach 75 counties in Kansas, parts of southern Nebraska, eastern
Colorado and northern Oklahoma...the broadcast can also be heard over the
K-State Radio Network website. Also see the Agriculture Today archives.


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, Manhattan.

Story by: Eric Atkinson
K-State Research & Extension News