K-State Research and Extension News
Thursday, January 29, 2015

In the next 35 years, farmers will have to produce more food than the world has produced in its history, a challenge some are calling the greatest challenge we've ever faced. However daunting it may seem, Robert Fraley is optimistic.

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Gregg Hadley, Planning a Farm Succession

First of a three-part series on farm succession, K-State Ag Economist Gregg Hadley explains the importance of having a good plan that favors all parties before starting a farm succession.


Healthy Yards: Marcescence

You may have noticed quite a few trees that are still full of leaves—in some cases, they may even be right next to trees that are completely bare. K-State Research and Extension horticulturist Ward Upham explains this rare phenomenon, and what caused it.

Virus Disease Resistance In Wheat

K-State plant geneticist, Harold Trick, and USDA plant pathologist, John Fellers, report on a major advance in developing virus disease resistance in wheat, using genetic engineering to build a durable defense in wheat varieties against a host of costly diseases, including wheat streak mosaic, barley yellow dwarf and soil borne mosaic.


Released: January 28, 2015
Released: January 28, 2015


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Agriculture Today Radio Program 
January 28: Brian Briggeman, Roger McEowen and Gus van der Hoeven

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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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