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"In the News" March 2013 Archive


Spring good time to clean and reorganize the kitchen
3-31-13 - Scranton Times Tribune - Karen Blakeslee
Now that spring has officially arrived, many people's thoughts turn to spring cleaning.


Ag minute: Research Finds That Elevated Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs

3-29-13 - McPherson Sentinel - 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.


How to use tax refunds

3-29-13 - McPherson Sentinel - Elizabeth Kiss
The Internal Revenue Service 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.


New Book Outlines Best Practices for Stored Grains

3-28-13 - Pest Control Technology - Tom Phillips
Many of the world’s leading experts on food and commodity storage have combined their efforts in a new publication that is now available from Kansas State University.


Research Finds That Elevated Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs

3-27-13 - KTIC Radio - 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.


Kansas State Researcher Finds an Upside to Higher Carbon Dioxide levels

3-26-13 - WIBW Radio - 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.


Elevated carbon dioxide in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs

3-26-13 - Phys Org - 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.


Elevated carbon dioxide in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs

3-26-13 - Space and Earth Sciences News - 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.


Elevated carbon dioxide in atmosphere trims wheat, sorghum moisture needs

3-25-13 - Gasoline News - Mary Beth Kirkham 
Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels.


Kansas Wheat Growers Should be Aware of Crop Diseases to the South

3-25-13 - WIBW Radio - 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.


Elevated Carbon Dioxide in Atmosphere Trims Wheat, Sorghum Moisture Needs

3-25-13 - Science Daily - Mary Beth Kirkham
Plenty has been written about concerns over elevated levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, but a Kansas State University researcher has found an upside to the higher CO2 levels.


K-State Research and Extension: KS Wheat Growers Should Be Aware of Crop Diseases in South

3-25-13 - Grain Net - 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. 


Canola College scheduled for March 28

3-25-13 - High Plains Journal - Mike Stamm
Canola production will be taken to the next level at this year's Canola College, scheduled for March 28 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Enid, Okla.


Livestock Briefs: Dell Allen named 2013 Kansas Stockman of the Year
3-20-13 - Midwest Producer - Dell Allen
Retired Cargill Meat Solutions vice president Dell Allen was named 2013 Kansas Stockman of the Year. The award is presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council at Kansas State.


K-State's Weaber awarded for cow/calf genetics work
3-20-13 - Midwest Producer - Robert Weaber
A Kansas State University associate professor in the Animal Sciences and Industry Department received recognition for his early career work.


K-State welcomes 300 to Junior Swine Producer Day

3-20-13 - Midwest Producer - Kristine Clowers
Kansas may be better known for its beef production, but don't tell that to the 300 people who attended Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day to hear about swine selection, nutrition, daily care, and showmanship from guest speaker Kyle Baade.


Oakley conference focuses on the positive

3-20-13 - Hays Daily News - Deb Sellers
Aging brings changes in life and lifestyle, as well as new challenges -- and opportunities.


Southern Plains Drought Summit planned March 27

3-18-13 - High Plains Journal
Recent snows and rain showers may have provided moisture to the surface of southern Plains soils, but the persistent drought conditions of the past two years will continue to affect agriculture for the foreseeable future.


Conference to focus on positive approach to aging

3-18-13 - High Plains Journal - Deb Sellers
Western Kansas Aging brings changes in life and lifestyle, as well as new challenges--and opportunities.


Southern Plains Drought Summit scheduled for Pratt

3-13-13 - Wichita Eagle
The Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a Southern Plains Drought Summit March 27 at the Pratt County Fairgrounds in the 4-H Center.


Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2013/03/13/2713128/southern-plains-drought-summit.html#.UUeKxjjGn0s.email#storylink=cpy


Southern Plains Drought Summit Planned March 27

3-13-13 - Kansas Agland
Recent snows and rain showers may have provided moisture to the surface of southern Plains soils, but the persistent drought conditions of the past two years will continue to affect agriculture for the foreseeable future.


Southern Plains Drought Summit Planned March 27

3-12-13 - WIBW Radio
Recent snows and rain showers may have provided moisture to the surface of southern Plains soils, but the persistent drought conditions of the past two years will continue to affect agriculture for the foreseeable future.


Southern Plains Drought Summit Planned March 27

3-11-13 - Feedlot Magazine
Recent snows and rain showers may have provided moisture to the surface of southern Plains soils, but the persistent drought conditions of the past two years will continue to affect agriculture for the foreseeable future.


K-State Agriculture Dean: Research, Outreach Play Role in Kansas Agriculture

3-11-13 - Pittsburg Morning Sun - John Floros
From producers planting the seed, to elevators storing and distributing the grain, to processors turning that grain into food products – it’s all agriculture.


Advance preparation can minimize injury and loss when storm hits

3-8-13 - Sabetha Herald - Mary Knapp
Stressing the need to be prepared for severe weather, Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation last Thursday, Feb. 28, designating March 3-9 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas.


Conference to focus on positive approach to aging
3-8-13 - High Plains Journal - Deb Sellers
Aging brings changes in life and lifestyle, as well as new challenges--and opportunities.


Research group eyes conservation of Ogallala Aquifer

3-7-13 - Amarillo Globe News
A research group that works to conserve water in the Ogallala Aquifer wrapped up a three-day conference Thursday in Amarillo, sharing research results that are meant to keep an industry worth billions of dollars running.


The Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo

3-7-13 - Shawnee Dispatch
The Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at the Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive. The free lawn and garden event is aimed at helping attendees make greener choices in the yard and home. 


Garden Calendar: Start crabgrass control before it spreads

3-7-13 - Lawrence Journal World - Jennifer Smith
Remember crabgrass? It was the tough, clumpy, impossible-to-pull grass that took over lawns and flower beds all over northeast Kansas in the heat of last summer.


Snow raises hopes for spring gardeners

3-7-13 - Pratt Tribune - Ward Upham 
Early crops may be most productive in what's projected to be another dry year.


Resources for brain injuries

3-7-13 - Pratt Tribune - Jodi Drake
The Pratt County Extension office will host a lesson on traumatic brain injury at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at 824 W. First.


Melting snow gives Marion County wheat a fighting chance

3-6-13 - Marion County Record - Rickey Roberts
If it takes 11 or 12 inches of snow to make an inch of water, most Marion County wheat fields are in the process of soaking up just over an inch or two of the coveted moisture.


K-State: time to think about fertilizing pastures
3-6-13 - Farm Talk - Keith Martin
Much of the nitrogen (N) applied to tall fescue and smooth bromegrass hay meadows and pastures may have already been applied in our area.


Crops Briefs: K-State's Everest is new No. 1 wheat variety in Kansas

3-5-13 - Midwest Producer - Allan Fritz 
Everest, a variety released by Kansas State University in 2009, has soared into the number one position in Kansas, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistic's 2013 "Wheat Varieties" report.


Kansas Senate Approves Bill Important to Livestock Marketing

3-5-13 - Kansas Livestock Association
The Kansas Senate passed a bill last week specifying state antitrust law does not apply to arrangements governed by the federal Packers and Stockyards Act (PSA).


K-State to host Kansas Junior Meat Goat Day on March 23

3-4-13 - Midwest Producer - Kristine Clowers
Kansas State University will host the Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day on March 23 in Weber Arena in Manhattan.


Severe Weather Awareness Week is reminder to get prepared

3-4-13 - High Plains Journal - Jamie Rathbun
Jamie Rathbun and a team of her colleagues are on a mission to help individuals and families become as prepared as possible for severe weather that might come their way. 


Picking the right flowers for Kansas
3-1-13 - Topeka Capital Journal - Alan Stevens
Kansas State University scientists have launched a new blog to help gardeners find varieties of flowers that work best in Kansas, according to a news release.

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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