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K-State Research and Extension
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October 5, 2021

Extension Updates

Submitted by Mark Stadtlander

2021 Protocols for Synchronization of Estrus and Ovulation in Beef Cows and Heifers, MF2573. Sandy Johnson et al. Research has led to a better understanding of methods to induce and synchronize estrus and ovulation in postpartum cows and replacement heifers. This updated publication is intended to help you select an appropriate synchronization option.

Understanding and Diagnosing Pregnancy Loss, MF3584. Sandy Johnson and Gregg Hanzlicek. It is not reasonable to expect all cattle pregnancy losses can be eliminated, but it is important to know what is considered normal and how to troubleshoot. This new publication serves as a guide to diagnosing some common causes of cattle pregnancy loss.

Why aren’t my cows pregnant? MF3585. Sandy Johnson and Gregg Hanzlicek. This publication addresses questions often asked when troubleshooting low cattle pregnancy rates and starts with common terminology and a few realistic expectations.

Sanitation: Insect Pest Management in Greenhouse Production Systems, MF3592. Raymond Cloyd and Nathan Herrick. This new publication provides information on three sanitation practices that will help greenhouse producers minimize problems with insect pests: weed management, disposal of plant and growing medium debris, and algae management.