Change in Seasons? There’s Still Work in the Garden

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— With a change of seasons, Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said there are some important factors to consider when taking care of your home garden   Knotweed Control   “Knotweed is an annual that germinates in late February or early March,” Upham said. “So a […]

Idabel, OK Tornado Residents Receive Help from Local Non-Profit

Idabel, OK- Any disaster is scary, but what comes after it unites one and all. The National Weather Service upgraded the Idabel, Oklahoma tornado that tore through McCurtain County on Friday, November 4th to an EF-4, the first EF-4 since May 2016. Idabel has a population of about 7,000 people and can be found in […]

Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission To Hold Last Meeting of 2022

Kansas City, KS– The Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission will hold its last public meeting of 2022 on November 17. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with an introduction of Commissioners and guests, a review of agenda items, approval of past minutes, and public comment on items not listed on the agenda. Kansas Department […]

Watching Out for Water: Watershed Specialists Help Protect Kansas Water

By Melissa Harvey, K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS — For farmers and ranchers in Kansas, drought concerns are always looming, so community conversations about conservation and water use are ongoing and vital.   Concerns are ever present about ponds dwindling to muddy puddles, and recently irrigators learned that the Ogallala Aquifer […]

Public Health Advisories for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued several public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.  The water recreation season in Kansas officially runs from April 1 to October 31, as do the harmful algae blooms (HAB) response program’s active […]

Crop Water Allocator Designed to Help Farmers with Limited Water

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service Manhattan, KS — Kansas agriculture has been impacted significantly by the drought conditions across the state, but Kansas State University water extension specialist Jonathan Aguilar said a web-based application can help farmers plan for the future. The K-State Mobile Irrigation Lab includes a crop water allocator […]