K-State Agriculture Today: 1393 – Mitigating Breeding Risks with Breeding Soundness Exams…Early Fungicide Application Decisions for Wheat

  •        Breeding Soundness Exams
  •        Wheat Fungicides and Early Application Decisions
  •        Combating Spring Respiratory Issues in Calves


00:01:08 – Breeding Soundness Exams: Today’s show begins with a conversation on breeding soundness exams (BSEs) with K-State beef reproductive specialist, Sandy Johnson. Sandy provides great insight on why these underutilized tests can help producers mitigate some of the risks involved with breeding season.

More resources available through KSU’s Animal Sciences and Industry website  

More resources available on the Beef Reproduction Task Force website

00:12:08 – Wheat Fungicides and Early Application Decisions: We’re also joined today by Kelsey Anderson Onofre. She serves as our K-State Extension wheat pathologist and she shares information today on choosing a fungicide to combat the many fungal diseases that affect Kansas as well as some advice on whether or not early fungicide applications will benefit producers this year.

2022 Kansas Wheat Variety Guide

Agronomy eUpdate article about considerations for early fungicide applications on wheat this year

2023 Foliar Fungicide Efficacy Ratings for Wheat Disease Management


00:23:09 – Combating Spring Respiratory Issues In Calves: In today’s Milk Lines fluctuating temperatures in the spring and fall often create respiratory issues for calves. K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk covers some of the issues dairy producers may see and what they can do to reduce respiratory issues on the farm.


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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.


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 in Manhattan.


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