K-State Research and Extension News
Saturday, September 05, 2015
 
 

Much-needed precipitation through the U.S. heartland this year has replenished soil moisture, refilled ponds and promises to boost crop yields, thanks to the weather phenomenon known as El Niño, according to Iowa State University agricultural climatologist Elwynn Taylor. And the benefits for the Midwest may continue into 2016.

The El Nino Effect on Crops Video

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Newly identified vernalization gene provides insights into the mechanisms of fine-tuning of wheat to diverse environments

 





Current Cattle Cycle, and Rate


Montana State University livestock economist, Gary Brester, talks about where the beef industry stands in the current cattle cycle, and the rate at which cattle numbers might grow in the next couple of years.



 


Runoff in Kansas Watersheds

With the increase of algal blooms in Kansas lakes, K-State agronomist, Nathan Nelson, is researching on how to control runoff from agricultural fields in watersheds.

 

 

K-State Soybean App

K-State crop production specialist, Ignacio Ciampitti, tells about the brand-new phone app from K-State that provides an on-the-spot estimation of a given soybean field's yield potential.

 

 
Released: September 02, 2015
Released: September 02, 2015


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September 4: Dan O'Brien, Duane Hund and Mary Knapp

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Good Communication at Farm Succession

Part two of a three-part series, Charlotte Shoup Olson, K-State Research and Extension family system specialist, explains the importance of having open communications among family members during a farm succession.



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