1303 — Improving Safety and Learning at KSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine…Methods to Control Musk Thistle This Fall

  • New KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Livestock Facilities
  • Musk Thistle Control Methods
  • Now is the Time to Fertilize Cool-Season Grasses


00:01:07 — New KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Livestock Facilities: K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their livestock facilities that were recently renovated with the help of Merck Animal Health. I was joined by Hodes Family Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Bonnie Rush, clinical professor, Matt Miesner, and beef technical service manager with Merck Animal Health, Tim Parks. They share insight on how the new facility has improved both client and student experiences.


00:12:15 — Musk Thistle Control Methods: Walt Fick, K-State rangeland management specialist, provides information on the widespread and noxious weed, musk thistle. He describes various ways to control the weed including mechanical, biological, and chemical methods and highlights the best control options this fall under current drought conditions with winter quickly approaching.

Walt’s recent Agronomy eUpdate article

Resources from the KSRE Bookstore:

Musk Thistle: Identification and Control

00:23:05 — Now is the Time to Fertilize Cool-Season Grasses: We end with K-State horticulturist Ward Upham for this week’s horticulture segment. He shares that early November is an ideal time for fertilizing cool-season grasses and controlling broadleaf leaves like henbit, chickweed and dandelions.


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