1131—Traits to Consider When Purchasing Beef Bulls…Planning Old World Bluestem Control

  • Bull Selection Priorities
  • Old World Bluestem Control
  • Tree and Shrub Shopping


00:01:13—Bull Selection Priorities–The manager of the Purebred Beef Unit at K-State, Shane Werk, discusses selection criteria when purchasing bulls for spring breeding…he talks about the traits that he thinks producers should concentrate on, oriented toward individual cow-calf herd production goals…including striking the balance between calving ease and maximizing calf growth potential



00:12:07—Old World Bluestem Control–K-State range scientist Keith Harmoney discusses mapping out a control game plan for Old World bluestem infestations in native pastures…he has done extensive research on herbicide and cultural management options in the mixed grass pasture regions of central Kansas, and offers his thoughts on effectively suppressing this invasive species



00:23:06—Tree and Shrub Shopping–On this week’s horticulture segment, K-State ornamental horticulturist Jason Griffin offers some basic shopping advice when purchasing new trees and shrubs for the home landscape






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