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"In the News" July 2012 Archive


Two-Spotted Spider Mites Flourishing in Kansas
7-31-12 - Kansas Ag Connection - Raymond Cloyd
It's smaller than a pinhead. Even so, the voracious two-spotted spider mite could be the world's poster pest for dry, hot weather.


K-State Beef Conference set Aug. 9
7-31-12 - Farm Talk - Larry Hollis
Kansas State University’s 2012 Beef Conference—Thriving in the New Beef Economy, will be held August 9 in Frick Auditorium of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan or streamed live to Frontier Farm Credit in Parsons.


Cankers Showing Up in High-Value Trees, Shrubs

7-28-12 - Emporia Gazette - Megan Kennelly
Damaging and sometimes deadly cankers are beginning to show up in high-value trees and shrubs.


Ag minute: Kansas Environmental Leadership Program Seeking Members

7-27-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Brandi Nelson
Brandi Nelson is looking for a few good people – especially those interested in learning more about their environment through a better understanding of water issues and developing their leadership skills.


K-State Extension bread baking workshop

7-27-12 - Bonner Springs Chieftain
Kansas State University Research and Extension is sponsoring a bread baking workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Lansing 4-H building.


Grain Processing and Milling Seminar in Kansas This October

7-26-12 - Quality Assurance & Food Safety
The International Grains Program, Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry, AIB International and the International Association of Operative Millers have joined forces to present "Grain Milling: Food Safety and HAACP Workshop" from October 16-18.


Field days give information to produce better heifers
7-26-12 - Pratt Tribune - Bob Weaber
Kansas State University will host “Building Better Heifers — Selecting, Growing and Breeding Heifers Using Today’s Science” field days on Aug. 28 in Eureka and Aug. 29 in Phillipsburg.


Livestock Briefs: K-State Beef Conference to be broadcast to five sites

7-25-12 - Midwest Producer - Larry Hollis
Kansas State University's 2012 Beef Conference - Thriving in the New Beef Economy - will be held Aug. 9 in Frick Auditorium of K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan.


How hot is it? You even feel sorry for the weeds

7-24-12 - Kansas City Star - Rodney St. John
This summer, only the strong survive. Even at the K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center in Olathe, tomatoes fail to show fruit, flowers wilt and cucumbers turn bitter.


Midwest Drought 2012: Plains Ranchers Forced To Sell Cattle

7-24-12 - Huffington Post - Glynn Tonsor
Kansas cattleman Ken Grecian sold 20 pairs of cows and calves a few weeks after drought had sucked his pastures dry and no rain was in the forecast. He sold 20 more pairs Friday.


Ag minute: Flowers, vegetables and turfgrass to take center stage

7-23-12 - McPherson Sentinel
Kansas State University’s Agriculture Research Center at Hays will host its 2012 Evening Horticulture Event on Thursday, Aug. 30.


Meat prices likely to dip before surging

7-21-12 - Kansas City Star - Glynn Tonsor
If you’re a meat-eater, you may want to keep an eye on prices and stock up the next time you get a chance.


Report: US has fewest cattle in at least 4 decades

7-20-12 - Kansas City Star - Glynn Tonsor
A widespread drought that's forcing ranchers to sell off animals has helped shrink the nation's cattle herd to its smallest number in at least four decades.


K-State Risk and Profit Conference Aug. 16-17

7-18-12 - Kansas Ag Connection - Rich Llewelyn
Giving agricultural producers a competitive edge is the focus of Kansas State University's Risk and Profit Conference planned this year for Thursday-Friday, Aug. 16-17 in Manhattan.


Kansas State Announces Its Canola Risk Management School

7-17-12 - Agri Marketing - Mike Stamm
With a strong cash price and dry conditions plaguing summer crops, winter canola is primed for increased planted acres in fall 2012, said Kansas State University canola breeder, Mike Stamm.


K-State Kitchen Guide Highlights Successful Substitutions

7-16-12 - Rural Messenger - Karen Blakeslee
A recently updated K-State Research and Extension publication features alphabetical listings for substitutions for more than 100 recipe ingredients.


Hot, Dry Weather Boosts Likelihood of Blue-Green Algae

7-16-12 - Kansas Ag Connection - Carol Blocksome
This summer's searing heat is causing a host of problems for landowners, including the threat of toxic cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, on lakes and ponds.



Kansas State Risk and Profit Conference, Aug. 16-17
7-16-12 - Pork Network - Rich Llewelyn
Giving agricultural producers a competitive edge is the focus of Kansas State University’s Risk and Profit Conference planned this year for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17 in Manhattan.


K-State’s 2012 Beef Conference scheduled Aug. 9
7-13-12 - Drovers Cattle Network - Larry Hollis
Kansas State University’s 2012 Beef Conference – Thriving in the New Beef Economy, will be held Aug. 9 in Frick Auditorium of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan.


Are Lawns Dying or Going Dormant?

7-13-12 - Gardner Edge - Rodney St. John
For the third year in a row, weather is pounding mid-U.S. lawns. Even pampered tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass lawns are looking splotchy or fading to a ripe-wheat hue.


Kansas: K-State Conference to Focus on ‘New Beef Economy’
7-13-12 - Ag Fax - Larry Hollis
Implications of a new farm bill, drought and global weather patterns are just part of the backdrop as the U.S. beef industry works to stay competitive in the coming year.


Hot, Dry Weather Boosts Likelihood of Blue-Green Algae in Kansas Lakes, Ponds

7-13-12 - Gardner Edge - Carol Blocksome
This summer’s searing heat is causing a host of problems for landowners, including the threat of toxic cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, on lakes and ponds.


Tannins in sorghum and benefits focus of university, USDA study

7-12-12 - Science Codex - Jianming Yu
They might be called a blessing or a curse -- tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein digestibility.


Tannins in sorghum and benefits focus of university, USDA study
7-12-12 - Bio-Medicine - Jianming Yu
They might be called a blessing or a curse -- tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein digestibility.


Tannins in sorghum and benefits focus of genetic research
7-12-12 - Phys.org - Jianming Yu
They might be called a blessing or a curse -- tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein digestibility.


Tannins in sorghum are focus of study by Kansas State University and USDA researchers
7-11-12 - Seed Quest - Jianming Yu
They might be called a blessing or a curse – tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein digestibility.


Tannins in Sorghum are Focus of Study by K-State, USDA Researchers

7-11-12 - Barn OnAir & OnLine - Jianming Yu
They might be called a blessing or a curse – tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein digestibility.


Ag minute: Tannins in sorghum are focus of researchers

7-11-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Jianming Yu
They might be called a blessing or a curse – tannins, which are present in certain sorghums, contain health-promoting antioxidant properties, but also provide a bitter taste and decreased protein digestibility.


Drought Resources Available on K-State Research and Extension Website

7-10-12 - Kansas Ag Land
With daytime temperatures hovering around 100 degrees and drought conditions spreading across Kansas and other states, K-State Research and Extension has pulled together resources to help homeowners, farmers, and others manage their property and personal health.


Resisting Poultry Disease

7-10-12 - Mid America Ag Network
USDA's Agricultural Research Service scientists have found that hyperimmune egg yolk antibodies can be used to help control intestinal diseases in poultry.


K-State Research and Extension - Livestock, Meat Production and Marketing

7-10-12 - Mo-Kan Livestock Market, Inc. - Dan Thomson & Glynn Tonsor
The director of the Beef Cattle Institute at K-State, Dan Thomson, discusses the new international standards for beef cattle welfare just approved by the World Organization for Animal Health, and what they mean to the individual cattle producer.


Park Quest brings plenty of perks to summer months

7-10-12 - Hutchinson News - Jan Steen
A county-wide Park Quest could boost the economy in small Reno County towns this summer while giving children some education.


K-State Animal Sciences Leadership Academy draws students

7-7-12 - Drovers Cattle Network - Kristine Clowers
Twenty high school students participated in Kansas State University’s Animal Sciences Leadership Academy June 6-9 in Manhattan.


House Farm Bill Released by Ag Committee Leaders

7-6-12 - All Ag News
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson have released a discussion draft of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act or FARRM.


Important Piece of Gestation Stall Debate Lost

7-6-12 - St. Joseph Post - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey
When it comes to the conversation surrounding the use of gestation stalls for pregnant sows – there’s an important piece that has been left out.


K-State Beef Profit Alliance meeting highlights genetic advances
7-5-12 - Drovers Cattle Network - Bob Weaber
Recent genetic advances available to facilitate herd selection decisions to enhance profitability of the beef value chain will be highlighted at the “Beef Profit Alliance” set for July 22-24 on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan.


Kansas State Vet, Livestock Specialist Discuss Swine Gestation Stalls

7-5-12 - AgriMarketing - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey
Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald's, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.


K-State Vet, Livestock Specialist Discuss Swine Gestation Stalls
7-4-12 - Sabetha Herald - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey
Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.


Gestation-stall debate is not clear cut

7-3-12 - Pork Network - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey
Pork producers and consumers alike are increasingly talking about gestation-sow housing since some major U.S. grocers and restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, have cited plans to stop buying pork that can be traced back to gestation stalls.


Getting the Right Message on Sow Gestation Stalls

7-3-12 - National Hog Farmer - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey
Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.


K-State Discusses Swine Gestation Stalls

7-3-12 - The Meat Site - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey
Recent news that some major US restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.


KSU Researchers Discover the Gene that Controls Shattering in Sorghum

7-3-12 - Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City - Jianming Yu
A study by a team of university and government scientists led by a Kansas State University researcher, indicates that genes responsible for seed shattering - the process by which grasses disseminate their seeds - were chosen in a similar, but independent manner during sorghum, rice and maize domestication.


Sow Gestation Stalls Video

7-2-12 - Farms.com - Steve Dritz & Joe DeRouchey


Ag minute: For plants, heat isn’t the only problem

7-2-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Jason Griffin
The best way a plant owner can protect trees and shrubs against heat stress and related injury is to help the plants do a better job of cooling themselves.


K-State Vet, Livestock Specialist Discuss Swine Gestation Stalls

7-2-12 - Barn OnAir & OnLine - Steve Dritz & Joel DeRouchey
Recent news that some major U.S. restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, will phase out buying of pork supplied by producers who use gestation stalls for pregnant sows has sparked conversation and concern among pork producers as well as consumers.


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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