1385 – Advice for Preventing Woody Encroachment…Key Decisions in Heifer Selection

  •        Managing Kansas Grasslands to Prevent Woody Encroachment
  •        Making the Most of Heifer Selection
  •        Watering Houseplants


00:01:05 – Managing Kansas Grasslands to Prevent Woody Encroachment: We begin this Thursday’s programming with rangeland specialist, Carol Baldwin, to discuss her research on woody encroachment in Kansas. She shares that being proactive about managing healthy grasslands and working outwards is the best approach when trying to tackle what can be a costly management issue.


00:12:10 – Making the Most of Heifer Selection: K-State beef reproductive specialist Sandy Johnson joins us to provide advice on heifer selection. Sandy highlights that while genetics does play a role in key breeding decisions, selecting a good heifer often has to deal more with reproductive efficiencies and timelines.


00:23:04 – Watering Houseplants: We end with Cassie Thiessen, Extension horticulture agent for the Post Rock District, discussing watering houseplants. She recently spoke about this topic during this month’s Garden Hour programming. 



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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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