1379 – Deductions for Residual Soil Fertility… Urban Water Use and Rural Water Use – It Is All Connected!

  • Are Residual Soil Fertility Deductions Worth The Headache?
  • Learning to Adapt – Urban Water Use in Hays, KS
  • Best Cattle Resources


00:01:10  — Are Residual Soil Fertility Deductions Worth The Headache?: Roger McEowen, K-State and Washburn University School of Law professor, joins us for a conversation on deductions for residual soil fertility. Roger shares that the deductions are most useful for cropland, but is not quite worth the time and effort for pasture and rangeland.

Link to Roger’s article on his blog

Link to Roger’s article on AgManager


00:12:07  — Learning to Adapt – Urban Water Use in Hays, KS: We continue our series on water this week with two of our friends from Hays, Kansas. K-State watershed specialist, Stacie Minson and water conservation specialist with the City of Hays, Holly Dickman, share insight on the ongoing work in Hays with the goal of encouraging water conservation in more urban areas. 

Water Smart Hays website

Kansas Extension Watershed website


00:26:14  — Best Cattle Resources: We end with this week’s Beef Cattle Institute’s Ask the Experts where K-State experts Brad White, Bob Larson, and Brian Lubbers answer a listener’s question on where to find the best information regarding cattle – fellow producers, universities, and more.


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