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


Feeding 9 billion people in 2050
7-31-13 - Ottawa Herald - John Floros
Shortly after World War II, the U.S. agricultural industry began developing and adopting a series of research, development and technology transfer initiatives that greatly increased agricultural production.


Agricultural Lenders Conference Planned

7-31-13 - Hays Post - Rich Llewelyn
With a backdrop of ever-changing global market and weather conditions, Kansas State University will host the 2013 Agricultural Lenders Conference in two locations this fall.  The Oct. 8 conference will be presented in Garden City, Kan., with the Oct. 9 event in Manhattan, Kan.


Dr. Temple Grandin to present to livestock producers

7-30-13 - Farm Talk - Dr. Temple Grandin
The Wildcat and Southwind Extension Districts are proud to present the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.


New extension agent enjoying his job

7-29-13 - Garden City Telegram - David Coltrain
David Coltrain, new Kansas State Research and Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Finney County, is no stranger to the area.


Resistant BRD blowing up in Plains cattle

7-26-13 - Agriculture.com - Brian Lubbers
Efforts are underway in the cattle industry to find the source of and treatment for bacteria that cause a major cattle disease and are showing signs of resistance to common antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs.


Professor says most homes have brown recluse spiders

7-26-13 - Abilene Reflector-Chronicle - Kiffnie Holt
No matter how judiciously growers use pesticides, Kansas crops will never be insect-free. That would be unnatural, Kiffnie Holt, coordinator of KSU Insect Zoo, said.


Ag Field Day Set for Aug. 29 in Garden City

7-26-13 - KTIC Radio
Field tours and seminars on topics ranging from water issues to cover crops to comparisons of weed control in irrigated corn are highlights at the K-State Research and Extension field day planned Aug. 29 at the Southwest Research-Extension Center.


Eastern Kansas grazing school planned

7-25-13 - Osage County Online - Rod Schaub
Space is limited for a school about management intensive grazing to be held at Ottawa in September.


Upcoming K-State Research and Extension events

7-25-13 - Winfield Daily Courier
K-State Research and Extension is offering these events, available to all interested persons. For more information about these, as well as more localized events, check with your local K-State Research and Extension office.


Upside of Inflammation: Kansas State University Study Finds Surprising Benefits

7-24-13 - Agri-View - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind.


Kansas State programs ranked among top 10 in nation

7-23-13 - McPherson Sentinel - John Floros
A website that compares university programs across the United States has ranked several Kansas State University College of Agriculture programs in the top 10 as compared with similar programs at peer institution.


Several Kansas State University Agriculture Doctoral Programs Ranked in Top 10

7-23-13 - KTIC Radio - John Floros
A website that compares university programs across the United States has ranked several Kansas State University College of Agriculture programs in the top 10 as compared with similar programs at peer institutions.


Several Kansas State University Agriculture Doctoral Programs Ranked in Top 10

7-23-13 - KRVN Radio - John Floros
A website that compares university programs across the United States has ranked several Kansas State University College of Agriculture programs in the top 10 as compared

 

K-State Research Finds Resistance to BRD Treatment
7-22-13 - Kansas Farmer - Brian Lubbers
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory research this summer revealed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that causes BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, has increased over a three-year period.


K-State Research Finds Resistance to BRD Treatment

7-22-13 - Farm Future - Brian Lubbers
Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory research this summer revealed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that causes BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, has increased over a three-year period.


Agronomy Field Day will highlight new technologies for crop production

7-22-13 - High Plains Journal - Dallas Peterson
Recent advances in the utilization of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in agriculture will be among the featured topics at the 2013 Agronomy Field Day on Aug. 16 at Kansas State University’s Agronomy North Farm in Manhattan.


Farmers and ranchers asked to embrace drone technology

7-21-13 - Lawrence Journal World
On a clear, sunny day earlier this month, researchers from Kansas State University stood in an open field near Salina and demonstrated a flying object that could easily have been mistaken for a simple model airplane....


Family Talk: Communicating Effectively

7-20-13 - Pittsburg Morning
Family communication is very important. It determines relationships with each other and sets the tone for family living. But communication is not easy.


Consumers Warning: Scams Related to Affordable Care Act

7-20-13 - Hays Post - Roberta Riportella
Two Kansas State University professors are warning about fraudsters that are poised to take advantage of widespread confusion over the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.


K-State Research and Extension offers horticulture lectures to the public

7-20-13 - Kansas City Star
K-State Research and Extension Center, a branch of Kansas State University, will open the doors to its horticulture research facility in Olathe from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday so the public can attend hourly lectures about what thrives in our harsh Kansas City climate, and what dies.


Kansas
Forest Service, K-State Research and Extension Give Tips to Aid in Detection, Management of Emerald Ash Borer
7-18- 13 - KTIC Radio - Nicole Opbroek
Johnson County has a new, unwelcome resident. The Kansas Department of Agriculture confirmed July 15 that a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, has been found in Johnson County.


Destructive Ash Tree Pest Found in Johnson County

7-18-13 - Johnson County Government - Nicole Opbroek
Johnson County has a new, unwelcome resident. The Kansas Department of Agriculture confirmed July 15 that a destructive beetle called the emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, has been found in Johnson County.


Farmland prices: How do today’s values differ from ‘bubbles’ of past?

7-18-13 - Delta Farm Press - Brian Briggeman
“These very low interest rates have been the primary driver of net farm income," says Brian Briggeman, associate professor and director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center at Kansas State University.


Freezes, drought affect wheat harvest in area

7-18-13 - Garden City Telegram - John Holman
In some ways, wheat harvest numbers were better than expected, but freezes and the drought took their toll. Depending on the area of southwest Kansas, some of the wheat harvest fared better because of better rainfall totals.


Study Discovers Role of Inflammation in Lactation

7-16-13 - Dairy Site - Barry Bradford
Inflammation is not a factor of disease in post-partum cows but a necessary and advantageous reaction to cope with milk production and metabolism, a Kansas State University study has discovered.


The upside of inflammation: Study finds surprising benefits

7-16-13 - Dairy Herd Network - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind.


Study finds surprising benefits about dairy cow inflammation

7-13-13 - E! Science News - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind.


Study finds surprising benefits about diary cow inflammation

7-12-13 - Free News Pos - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind.


Study finds surprising benefits about dairy cow inflammation

7-12-13 - Press-News - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind.


Study finds surprising benefits about diary cow inflammation

7-12-13 - Bright Surf - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis - infection - numerous maladies come to mind.


Study finds surprising benefits about diary cow inflammation

7-12-13 - Bio-Medicine - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation.


Study finds surprising benefits about diary cow inflammation

7-12-13 - Phys Org - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation.


K-State animal science team named reserve national champs

7-12-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Karol Fike
A team of Kansas State University students were named the 2013 Reserve Champions of the National Animal Science Academic Quadrathlon held July 8-9 in conjunction with the Joint American Society of Animal Science/American Dairy Science Association meetings in Indianapolis.


K-State Swine Researcher Part of Award-Winning Team

7-12-13 - KTIC Radio - Jim Nelssen
Kansas State University animal scientist Jim Nelssen is part of a multistate team that will be honored for research that has solved problems related to swine nutrition.


Extension launches health care education program

7-11-13 - Hays Daily News - Roberta Riportella
Sweeping changes in America's health care system begin to take effect in October, which means Roberta Riportella expects to be very, very busy the next several months.


K-State Risk & Profit Conference set for Aug. 21-22

7-11-13 - Drovers Cattle Network - Rich Llewelyn
Kansas State University’s annual Risk & Profit Conference – this year themed, “Congress and Bulls and Bears, Oh My!” will be at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan Aug. 21-22.


Kansas State Experts Push for Unmanned Aircraft in Agriculture

7-11-13 - St. Joe Channel - Gary Pierzynski
They might look like remote-controlled planes, but these Unmanned Aircraft Systems, called UAS, are more than a hobby.


Study finds surprising benefits about dairy cow inflammation

7-11-13 - EurekAlert - Barry Bradford
Inflammation. The word typically has a negative connotation. Arthritis … infection … numerous maladies come to mind.


Plant pathology department named best in US

7-9-13 - Kansas First News - John Leslie
The U.S. National Research Council has ranked Kansas State University’s department of plant pathology as the No. 1 plant pathology department in the nation.


Take steps to reduce heat stress on cattle

7-9-13 - Farm Talk - Larry Hollis
With plenty of summer left to go, soaring temperatures and humidity can take a toll on cattle, resulting in everything from reduced rates of gain to death loss.


BRD Dilemma - Antibiotic Resistance in Cattle With BRD Increasing

7-8-13 - DTN/Progressive Farmer - Brian Lubbers
Economic losses for the cattle industry to BRD (Bovine Respiratory Disease) are estimated to be near $1 billion every year in the U.S. But that number may grow, as drug resistance has been shown to be increasing in the primary pathogens that cause BRD.


Ag experts: Take steps to reduce heat stress in cattle

7-6-13 - Garden City Telegram - Larry Hollis
With plenty of summer left to go, soaring temperatures and humidity can take a toll on cattle, resulting in everything from reduced rates of gain to death loss.


Conference to be broadcast remotely

7-6-13 - Garden City Telegram 
Kansas State University's 2013 Beef Conference "Strategic Cow Herd Management: Surviving and Rebuilding after Persistent Drought," will be held at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 6 in Frick Auditorium of K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan.


K-State ranching conference planned for Aug. 6

7-3-13 - Wichita Eagle
Kansas State University will hold a conference on ranching Aug. 6 at its campus in Manhattan.


Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013


Coltrain to Join Staff of K-State Research and Extension Finney County office

7-3-13 - Garden City Telegram - David Coltrain
David Coltrain will join the staff of the K-State Research and Extension Finney County office as an agriculture and natural resources agent, effective early next week.


Take steps to reduce heat stress in cattle

7-2-13 - Cattle Network - Larry Hollis
With plenty of summer left to go, soaring temperatures and humidity can take a toll on cattle, resulting in everything from reduced rates of gain to death loss.


Increase in resistance to drugs observed among bovine respiratory disease cases

7-1-13 - CABI - Brian Lubbers
A survey of records of bovine respiratory disease cases at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory showed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, increased over a three-year period.


Survey shows increase in resistance to drug therapies among bovine respiratory disease cases
7-1-13 - Medical Xpress - Brian Lubbers
A survey of records of bovine respiratory disease cases at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory showed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, increased over a three-year period.


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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