K-State Research and Extension News
Sunday, April 26, 2015
 
 

It’s a plant that tends to use many weapons to take over grasslands. Starting at the roots, this plant out-competes native plants for water and nutrients. The roots also leak allelopathic chemicals that can prevent germination of other plants.


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2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Support Agriculture


Two Kansas State University agronomists, Dave Mengel and Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, explain how soil captures water and provides nutrients for crops.



 


2015 International Year of Soils: Soils Support Urban Life


K-State Soil Chemist, Ganga Hettiarachchi, and DeAnn Presley, K-State Soil Scientist, discuss how to regenerate urban soils for use in city gardens.


 

Robert Fraley, Monsanto, Meeting World Food Demands

The inaugural speaker in the new Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Series at K-State: senior vice president and chief technology officer with Monsanto, Robert Fraley, discusses several aspects of meeting world food demands in the coming decades.
 

 
Released: April 22, 2015
Released: April 22, 2015


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April 24: Dan O'Brien, Marty Vanier 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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