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K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the Kansas agricultural weather summary for the month of June, as just compiled by the Weather Data Library at K-State...she also talks about the long-range forecast for Kansas for the remainder of the summer and into early fall, which indicates a wetter-than-normal outlook.

7/5/2015 7:00:00 PM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Recreation



Soils Support Recreation Video

At Kansas State University’s Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, located north of Manhattan, even the occasional passerby will notice many small plots that showcase a variety of recreational fields. From athletic fields where players would take part in soccer, for example, to a putting green that meets United States Golf Association specifications, K-State Research and Extension turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle studies all sorts of turfgrass systems.

6/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Kansas Weather Update... Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
 

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


HEAT LIGHTNING Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp answers a listener question about heat lightning.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


UV INDEX Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp gives a brief history of the development of the UV Index, which tracks the amount of ultraviolet, or UV radiation, from day to day.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


ST. ELMO’S FIRE Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains the phenomenon known as St. Elmo’s Fire, which sailors have observed for centuries.

6/25/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop for Advanced Mitigation Methods



Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Kansas City, Missouri, prior to the Elevator Design Conference co-sponsored by the National Grain and Feed Association and Grain Journal. The workshop is free and will be hosted at the Westin Kansas City at Crown Center.
6/25/2015 8:00:00 AM


Research: Water Quality Studies... Play Audio



Two K-State researchers who presented reports on their respective water quality studies to Environmental Protection Agency officials at a recent meeting at K-State:  agronomist Nathan Nelson talks about what his research is saying about best management practices to reduce phosphorus runoff from crop fields; and water quality engineer Aleksey Sheshukov discusses his research into preventing ephemeral gully erosion in cropping areas.

6/23/2015 7:00:00 PM


Zebra Mussels Still A Problem In Kansas... Play Audio



K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on the continuing problem with zebra mussels in Kansas water impoundments.

6/22/2015 7:00:00 PM


Confined Beef Cattle: Keeping Cool on Hot Days... Play Audio



K-State feedlot nutritionist Chris Reinhardt talks about abating heat stress in confined cattle during hot and humid days, emphasizing the value of providing shade where feasible, as well as adequate water and lot space for cattle.

6/21/2015 7:00:00 PM


WEATHER MAPS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp gives a brief history of the development of weather charts.

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM


THE MOON AND WEATHER Play Audio



There are differing opinions as to how the moon affects weather, says K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM


CATS AND DOGS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks at how some familiar weather phrases came into being. 

6/18/2015 7:00:00 PM


Upcoming Workshop Provides the Buzz on Honeybees



If you want to eat the perfect biscuit, grab it straight from the oven, smother it in butter and drizzle some honey over the top. Groomed like that, one biscuit calls for one more. The ingredient that seems to make it complete is the honey, made possible by honeybees.
6/16/2015 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

6/11/2015 7:00:00 PM


What a Difference a May Makes



It wasn’t your imagination. It’s been raining more than usual – a lot more. May, 2015, will go down in the record books as the third wettest May since 1895, according to the Kansas Weather Data Library.
6/10/2015 8:00:00 AM


TORNADO ANNIVERSARY Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at a devastating storm that took place in northeast Kansas nearly 50 years ago.

6/7/2015 7:00:00 PM


MONSOONS Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp points out that wind plays a major role in defining the difference between monsoons and other storms.

6/7/2015 7:00:00 PM


DEW POINT Play Audio



When water vapor condenses into water, it collects on a solid surface, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

6/7/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

6/4/2015 7:00:00 PM


HURRICANE NAMES Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reveals how tropical storms get their names.
 

5/31/2015 7:00:00 PM


MEASURING RAINFALL Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how both standard and automatic gauges are used by different groups to measure rain totals.

5/31/2015 7:00:00 PM


HIGH AND LOW PRESSURE Play Audio



Atmospheric pressure can be measured by two different methods, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.              

5/31/2015 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

5/28/2015 7:00:00 PM


USDA Ogallala Aquifer Initiative Play Audio



Assistant state conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Xiomara Tryban, talks about the newly-announced opportunity for landowners in certain parts of Kansas to participate in the latest USDA Ogallala Aquifer Initiative, which will provide funding for qualifying producers for conversion to dryland cropping, upgrading inefficient irrigation systems, and other aquifer-conserving practices.

5/26/2015 7:00:00 PM


The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure



Soils Support Buildings and Infrastructure video

Soils are a crucial component for agriculture and food production. Soils support all kinds of life. From an engineering perspective, soils are also important, as they provide the groundwork for any type of building or structure.
5/26/2015 8:00:00 AM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

5/21/2015 7:00:00 PM


UDALL TORNADO Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at the devastating storm that hit southeast Kansas on May 25th more than half-a-century ago.

5/21/2015 7:00:00 PM


HAILSTONE RECORDS Play Audio



Hail is a common weather event, but some hailstones can get dangerously large, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

5/21/2015 7:00:00 PM