Now is the Time to Detect Early Season Pests

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— A wave of warm weather in the middle of February may draw the attention to winter grain mites – a concern to many farmers – but Kansas State University field crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth said they aren’t doing any damage right now.   […]

Cattlewomen’s Camp, 4-H Food and Livestock Training Programs Win Annual Extension Awards

By Alisa Boswell-Gore Stillwater, OK– Oklahoma State University Extension presented a group of annual honors during an awards luncheon Jan. 25 on the OSU campus.   “Our Extension awards program gives us an opportunity to celebrate the great work of our employees in bringing impactful programs to local communities throughout the state,” said Damona Doye, […]

It’s February: Are You Thinking about Tomatoes…Yet?

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS It’s still nearly three months before Kansas gardeners begin to put tomato plants into the ground. Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham says that’s an opportunity for gardeners to set themselves up for a bountiful season. “Most of the varieties available to home gardeners are […]

Growing the Native Pawpaw Fruit

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— While pawpaw trees are native to eastern Kansas, many people have never eaten the unique fruit that grows on the tree. Pawpaw is rarely sold commercially because of their short shelf-life.   “Fruit (from a pawpaw tree) resemble fat bananas and are generally […]

Consumer Connection: Don’t Be Left in the Cold Over Winter Weather Insurance Claims

Topeka, KS – Kansans are no strangers to winter weather. With the arrival of the freezing conditions comes the potential for winter-related damage to your home or property. Your homeowners or renters insurance policy can protect you against common winter damage, so be sure to contact your agent to conduct a review of your current […]

Swine Profitability Conference Features Talk on Genetically Engineered Pigs

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– A University of Missouri professor whose work includes producing genetically engineered pigs that may one day contribute to human organ transplants will be a featured speaker during Kansas State University’s Swine Profitability conference on Feb. 7.   Randy Prather is the Curator’s Distinguished […]

AG Kris Kobach Announces He Will Sue Biden Administration Over Lesser Prairie Chicken Rule

Topeka, KS- Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach will sue the Biden administration unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service withdraws a rule that lists the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Kobach announced his intent to file a lawsuit in a written notice to the administration. “The Biden administration’s listing of this species will […]