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Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Kansas State University will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the K-State HB Ranch in southeast Trego County. The ranch is at 39008 147 Highway in Brownell, Kansas. K-State researchers will discuss

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Kansas Wheat: What Is the Outlook for Diseases for This Spring?

Kansas Wheat: What Is the Outlook for Diseases for This Spring?

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 7, 2017

The moisture around the district was a much welcomed event!!! We received some significant rainfall amounts around the district that ranged from 2 inches to over 3 ½ inches!!! However with that can also set up some conditions for diseases

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Wildfire Death and Destruction Compared to Nightmare of Hurricane Katrina – DTN

Wildfire Death and Destruction Compared to Nightmare of Hurricane Katrina – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter and By Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 31, 2017

As Southern Plains ranchers scramble to pick up the pieces from wildfires that charred more than 1 million acres and left death and destruction in their wake, farm communities across the country have been coming to the rescue.   Farmers

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Kansas Weather:  Warmer Gulf of Mexico Temperatures Bring Rain

Kansas Weather: Warmer Gulf of Mexico Temperatures Bring Rain

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Unusually warm water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico are fueling outbursts of severe weather and bringing much-needed rain to Kansas. According to a recently published article in the technology journal Ars Technica, temperatures in the Gulf broke records for

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Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

Kansas Wheat: Everest Remains Most Popular Variety in 2017

👤By Mary Lou Peter and Jason Hackett, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The results are in: The No. 1 wheat planted in Kansas for the fifth consecutive year is Everest, a variety developed by Kansas State University. A total of 9.6 percent of the state’s 2017 wheat crop was planted with Everest

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Kansas Wheat: Crops Challenged by Lack of Moisture

Kansas Wheat: Crops Challenged by Lack of Moisture

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 23, 2017

Dry winter weather that helped fuel wildfires in Kansas and other Plains states also left many wheat fields in need of moisture even as above-average temperatures pushed wheat plants to green up earlier than usual.  The dry conditions through much

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Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 23, 2017

USDA on Tuesday announced $6 million in conservation program funds has been set aside specifically for farmers and ranchers hit by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The $6 million comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funding

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Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

👤By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Among those hit hard by last week’s wildfire outbreak are the surviving beef cattle. From mild surface burns to debilitating hoof injuries, ranchers and veterinarians are teaming up to render care and compassion. Last week’s outbreak of wildfires in Kansas

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Kansas: Moisture, Higher Temps Critical for Grasslands Recovery

Kansas: Moisture, Higher Temps Critical for Grasslands Recovery

👤By Pat Melgares, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

A Kansas State University expert says the region’s grasslands will need some moisture and higher temperatures to recover from wildfires that scorched an estimated 1 million acres in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas last week. This weekend’s temperatures may hit

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Kansans Help Neighbors Deal with Record-Setting Wildfires

Kansans Help Neighbors Deal with Record-Setting Wildfires

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 9, 2017

Wind-whipped fires sped across large swaths of southern and western Kansas on Tuesday, killing an as-yet unknown number of livestock and wildlife, forcing the closure of numerous roads and highways, and evacuations in at least 10 communities. An Oklahoma truck

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