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August 16, 2013
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"In the News" April 2013 Archive


Teachers lace up for 'Walk Kansas'
4-30-13 - KCTV 5 -
Sue Kidd
Some KCK teachers realized they weren't practicing what they were teaching when it comes to healthy habits. So they decided to start walking a distance the length of Kansas.
 

K-State Researcher Gill on International Team that Builds Wheat Genome Physical Map
4-30-13 - KTIC Radio - Bikram Gill
It's hard to go anywhere without a map ¿ especially into the deep and complex world of genetics.


K-State hopes new Haysville building will help it move forward in ag research nationally, dean says

4-29-13 - Kansas City Star - John Floros
Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture plans to be in the top five agriculture schools in the country by 2025 – and a new building at its research station in Haysville will help it get there, the dean of the college, John Floros, said Monday at the ribbon-cutting.


Ag minute: K-State Researcher Gill on International Team that Builds Wheat Genome Physical Map

4-29-13 - McPherson Sentinel - Bikram Gill
It’s hard to go anywhere without a map – especially into the deep and complex world of genetics.


K-State hosting beef cattle field day

4-29-13 - Pittsburg Morning Sun
Pasture management following drought and bull selection tools are among the topics at Kansas State University's Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 2.


K-State hopes new Haysville building will help it move forward in ag research nationally, dean says

4-29-13 - Wichita Eagle - John Floros
Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture plans to be in the top five agriculture schools in the country by 2025 – and a new building at its research station in Haysville will help it get there, the dean of the college, John Floros, said Monday at the ribbon-cutting.


K-State Researcher Gill on International Team that Builds Wheat Genome Physical Map

4-29-13 - e! Science News - Bikram Gill
Kansas State University researcher Bikram Gill is part of an international team of researchers that developed a physical map of wheat's wild ancestor, Aegilops tauschii, commonly called goatgrass.


Impatiens problems?

4-29-13 - KC Gardens - Dennis Patton
I read an article over the weekend that said there’s a disease that threatens impatiens and will make them harder to find at the store this year, but then I saw some at a store this weekend.


K-State researchers receive grant to study wheat, rice diseases

4-26-13 - Ag Professional - Barbara Valent
Kansas State University researcher Barbara Valent and a team of colleagues have been awarded $5.5 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop novel disease control strategies for two closely-related diseases in rice and wheat - the latter of which has wreaked havoc in some South American wheat growing areas.


Assessing freeze damage in KS wheat

4-26-13 - Agriculture.com - Jim Shroyer
The repeated hard freezes in Kansas are taking a toll on some of the wheat furthest along in development, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Scientists awarded $5.5 million for wheat, rice blast research

4-24-13 - Bio-Medicine - Barbara Valent
Kansas State University researcher Barbara Valent and a team of colleagues have been awarded $5.5 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop novel disease control strategies for two closely-related diseases in rice and wheat the latter of which has wreaked havoc in some South American wheat growing areas.


K-State to open horticulture center near Wichita

4-21-13 - Midwest Producer - Jason Griffin
Kansas State University will host a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on April 29 to celebrate the opening of its new building at the John C. Pair Horticulture Center in Haysville, Kan. The public is invited to attend.


Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural Greg Peterson – Peterson Brothers

4-21-13 - Gardner Edge - Ron Wilson
FOX News television studio, New York City. Today’s guests are an unlikely trio: Three young farm boys from rural Kansas.


Top ten rules for planting trees
4-20-13 - KPC News - Ward Upham
Spring is truly here, and if you are looking to do a little tree landscaping at your homes, take a look at this article from Ward Upham, Kansas State University Extension Specialist, on how to properly choose and plant your new trees.


Ice-coated wheat, and symptoms of freeze damage

4-19-13 - Kansas Agland - Jim Shroyer
In central Kansas, many fields of wheat were covered in a thick coating of ice on April 11.


Webinar Set for Lesser Prairie Chicken Discussion

4-19-13 - Kansas Agland - Charlie Lee
The potential listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) as a threatened or endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is on the minds of many landowners in Kansas and a cause of concern for land managers.


Conference to focus on positive approach to aging

4-18-13 - Hays Daily News - Deb Sellers
Aging brings changes in life and lifestyle, as well as new challenges -- and opportunities.


Cattle Feeders College planned May 9 in Scott City, Kan.

4-18-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Justin Waggoner 
Kansas State University will host its K-State Cattle Feeders College May 9 at the Scott County Fairgrounds William Carpenter 4-H Building in Scott City, Kan.


Drought adjustments for cattle on pasture

4-12-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Keith Harmoney
Keith Harmoney, beef scientist at K-State speaks at the Southern Plains Drought Summit on the adjustments needed for cattle on pasture during this drought.


K-State Master of Agribusiness Program Tailored for Animal Health Professionals

4-12-13 - The Pig Site - Allen Featherstone
Kansas State University’s award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry. 


K-State Master of Agribusiness Program Now Available 

4-11-13 - Kansas Agland - Allen Featherstone
Kansas State University's award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry.


K-State MBA available tailored for animal health professionals
4-11-13 - Bovine Veterinarian - Allen Featherstone
Kansas State University’s award-winning Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry.


K-State Research and Extension: Hard Freeze Likely to Damage Wheat Crop

4-10-13 - Grain Net - Jim Shroyer
A hard freeze -- with temperatures well into the teens in western Kansas April 9 and expected again April 10 -- will almost certainly damage the wheat crop to some extent, said Jim Shroyer, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.


Research Finds That Elevated Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs
4-9-13 - Kansas Agland - Mary Beth Kirkham
Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels.


Rachel Cruze to give April 16 lecture at K-State Union

4-8-13 - High Plains Journal - Rachel Cruze
Rachel Cruze, the daughter of financial commentator and expert Dave Ramsey, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m., April 16, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.


KSU finds upside to elevated carbon dioxide levels

4-5-13 - Emporia Gazette - Mary Beth Kirkham
A Kansas State University researcher has found an agricultural upside to elevated carbon dioxide levels in the earth's atmosphere.


Kansas: Beef Cattle, Forage Crops Field Day May 2 at Mound Valley

4-5-13 - AgFax
Pasture management following drought and bull selection tools are among the topics at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 2.


KSU finds upside to elevated carbon dioxide levels

4-5-13 - Dodge City Daily Globe - Mary Beth Kirkham
A Kansas State University researcher has found an agricultural upside to elevated carbon dioxide levels in the earth's atmosphere.


Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day planned near Mound City

4-4-13 - Drovers Cattle Network
Pasture management following drought and bull selection tools are among the topics at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle and Forage Crops Field Day on Thursday, May 2.


Kansas wheat growers should be aware of crop diseases

4-3-13 - Farm Talk - Erick De Wolf
With forecasts of snow still a possibility and the wheat just starting to green up in parts of Kansas, it may surprise some wheat growers to know that March is an important month for wheat disease development.


Bourbon County couple named Master Farmers, Farm Homemakers

4-2-13 - Fort Scott Tribune - Gary and Lynda Foster
Hiattville dairy farmers, Gary and Lynda Foster feel blessed to have a career that they love.


Elevated carbon dioxide in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs

4-2-13 - Southwest Climate Change Network - Mary Beth Kirkham
Agronomy researchers found that elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere have an upside -- a reduced need for moisture in some important crops.


High levels of carbon dioxide increase water efficence use of sorghum and winter wheat

4-2-13 - Teatro Naturale - Mary Beth Kirkham
Between 1958 and 2011 the carbon dioxide concentration has increased and higher carbon dioxide compensated for reductions in growth of winter wheat due to drought.


Plan to Put Tax Refund to Work for You

4-1-13 - Kansas City infoZine - Elizabeth Kiss
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that it expects 147 million individual 2012 tax returns to be filed. It also estimates about 75 percent of taxpayers who file will be entitled to a refund.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Elaine Edwards
elainee@ksu.edu
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