K-State Research and Extension News
September 12, 2012
Share  Email the story

"In The News" May 2012 Archive


Nighttime Clover
5-31-12 - Gardner Edge
Youth attending Kansas 4-H Discovery Days gathered on Tuesday, May 29 on the Kansas State University campus to do a nighttime depiction of the 4-H clover.


KSU Students Address Local Environmental Issues At Sunset Zoo
5-31-12 - WIBW - Lauri Baker
Seven KSU students are completing a three-week summer intersession course, Environmental Leadership, at Sunset Zoo this week by engaging in hands-on service-learning.


Kansas State University Hosts Hundreds Of 4-H Students

5-30-12 - WIBW
Kansas State University has opened its doors this week to hundreds of students from across the state for the 88th Annual Kansas 4-H Discovery Days.


KSU Extension Veterinarian Addresses California BSE Incident

5-25-12 - Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City - Larry Hollis
A Kansas State University veterinarian Dr. Larry Hollis wants consumers to know that the USDA's discovery of a California cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) shows the meat inspection system in the United States is effective.


Walnut field day slated

5-24-12 - Topeka Capital-Journal - Jerry Van Sambeek
The 2012 Walnut Council Field Day will begin at 9 a.m. June 1 at Kansas State University's Forestry Research Center near Tuttle Creek Dam north of Manhattan, according to a news release.


K-State Scientists Discover the Gene That Controls Shattering in Sorghum

5-24-12 - Kansas Ag Network - 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.


K-State's Biosecurity Research Institute Hosts International Symposium on African Swine Fever

5-23-12 - KRVN Radio - Stephen Higgs
Scientists from around the world came to Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute May 15-17 to take a global look at the highly contagious viral disease, African swine fever (ASF).


KKOW AM Radio
5-23-12 - Ag News


K-State plans Spring Wheat Tour May 31 at Tribune
5-22-12 - Midwest Producer
Kansas State University's Southwest Research-Extension Center at Tribune will hold its Spring Wheat Tour May 31 at the center, one mile west of Tribune at 1474 Kansas Highway 96.


K-State Research and Extension names summer interns
5-21-12 - High Plains Journal
K-State Research and Extension has named eight students as 2012 summer interns.


Kansas State Hosts International Symposium on African Swine Fever

5-21-12 - AgriMarketing - Stephen Higgs
Scientists from around the world came to Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute May 15-17 to take a global look at the highly contagious viral disease, African swine fever (ASF).


Symposium focuses on African Swine Fever
5-19-12 - Pork Network - Stephen Higgs
Scientists from around the world participated in Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute May 15-17 taking a global look at the highly contagious viral disease, African swine fever (ASF).



Kansas Wheat Day planned for May 30
5-19-12 - Drovers Cattle Network - Joe Martin
Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center-Hays will hold Kansas Wheat Day on May 30.


African Swine Fever Represents Growing Global Threat
5-18-12 - National Hog Farmer - Stephen Higgs
Scientists from around the world came to Kansas State University’s Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) May 15-17 to take a global look at the highly contagious viral disease, African swine fever (ASF).


Still Some Stress In Kansas Wheat

5-14-12 - DTN/Progressive Farmer - Jim Shroyer
Wheat fields in central and western Kansas could use at least one last good rain before harvest.


Parallel domestication of the Shattering1 genes in cereals

5-14-12 - BioPortfolio - Jianming Yu
A key step in domestication of cereals was loss of seed shattering. Jianming Yu and colleagues show that seed shattering is controlled by alleles at Sh1 in sorghum.

Genes underlying the key domestication process in sorghum and other cereals
5-14-12 - EurekAlert! - 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 under parallel selection during sorghum, rice and maize domestication.


Genes underlying the key domestication process in sorghum and other cereals

5-14-12 - Phys.org - 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 under parallel selection during sorghum, rice and maize domestication.


Genes Underlying the Key Domestication Process in Sorghum And Other Cereals

5-14-12 - Science Newsline - 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 under parallel selection during sorghum, rice and maize domestication.


Grow - Your Lawn and Garden Source

5-10-12 - Kansas City Star - Kathleen Ward & Dennis Patton


Flowering Plants a Solid, Colorful Mom’s Day Choice
5-10-12 - Kansas City infoZine - Jamie Hancock
Many U.S. moms will get a greeting card this Mother’s Day. More than 60 percent of them will also get flowers – and perhaps another gift, as well, according to a poll commissioned last month by the National Retail Federation.


Uniontown youngster wins state 4-H award

5-10-12 - Fort Scott Tribune - Pam Van Horn
It happens once a year, yet typically reflects years of time and effort.


Kansas 4-H announces state project winners

5-9-12 - Topeka Capital-Journal - Pam Van Horn
Pam Van Horn, K-State Research and Extension state 4-H development specialist, says this year’s state 4-H project award winners have demonstrated leadership, citizenship and personal growth during their 4-H career.


K-State Research and Extension Names Summer Interns

5-9-12 - Kansas Ag Connection
K-State Research and Extension has named eight students as 2012 summer interns.


Seasonings promote good health as well as good eating

5-9-12 - Winfield Daily Courier - Becky Reid
Spicy. Mild. Hot. Zingy. These are words that we often use to describe foods seasoned with herbs and spices.


Field bindweed no easy landscape foe
5-9-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Ward Upham
Field bindweed produces an almost delicate-looking vine with arrow- or shield-shaped leaves.


Annual wheat tour set for May 17
5-9-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Dale Ladd
Wheat growers will not want to miss the annual K-State Research and Extension-McPherson County Wheat Demonstration Plot Tour to be May 17.


Ag minute: Consumer reports misses on lawn mowing advice
5-8-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Rodney St. John
In “The Slacker’s Guide to a Great Lawn,” the May 2012 Consumer Reports (CR) has good tips on how homeowners can save hours of yard work, according to a K-State Research and Extension scientist.


Wheat Variety Plot Tour set for May 15

5-8-12 - St. Johns News - Jim Shroyer
The Annual Stafford County Extension Wheat Variety Plot Tour will be held on May 15.


Ag minute: K-State updates irrigation FUELCOST software program

5-7-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Danny Rogers
Kansas State University has updated FUELCOST, the irrigation fuel cost-analysis software program designed for agricultural producers who irrigate cropland.


K-State updates its irrigation FuelCost software program

5-4-12 - Pork Network - Danny Rogers
Kansas State University has updated FuelCost, the irrigation fuel cost-analysis software program designed for agricultural producers who irrigate cropland.


Kansas State Updates Its Irrigation FUELCOST Software Program

5-4-12 - Agri Marketing - Danny Rogers
Kansas State University has updated FUELCOST, the irrigation fuel cost-analysis software program designed for agricultural producers who irrigate cropland.


Kansas: K-State Updates Irrigation Software Program

5-3-12 - AgFax - Danny Rogers
Kansas State University has updated FUELCOST, the irrigation fuel cost-analysis software program designed for agricultural producers who irrigate cropland.


Hollis: Routine surveillance proves the BSE system works

5-2-12 - Midwest Producer - Larry Hollis
A Kansas State University veterinarian wants consumers to know that the USDA's discovery of a sick cow in California shows that the meat inspection system in the United States works.


Spot grazing in native grass both good and bad

5-2-12 - McPherson Sentinel - Dale Ladd
In order to protect the long-term productivity of our native pastures, cattlemen must develop a good understanding of several key facts having to do with spot grazing.


Natural predators at work on aphids in Kansas wheat

5-1-12 - Midwest Producer - Jeff Whitworth
Early April brought more than warm weather to Kansas farms. Aphid populations increased around the state, caused by immigration of the insects from the south and local reproduction, according to a Kansas State University entomologist.


Spring Crops Field Day at Parsons, Garden City

5-1-12 - Midwest Producer - John Holman
Spring Crops Field Days are planned at Kansas State University's Southeast Agricultural Research Center on Tuesday, May 15 and at the Southwest Research-Extension Center at Garden City on Thursday, May 31.


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
K-State Research & Extension News