Hiawatha Farmer Sweeps 2022 Soybean Yield Contest; Highest Value Entry Out of Abilene

Hiawatha, KS- Another growing season has passed and the 2022 Yield and Value Contests entries paint a picture of the growing conditions measured in regions across the state. A decrease in the average contest yield is indicative of drought pressures and high heat indexes throughout the 2022 summer.   “Even though the growing season created […]

Preventing Frost Damage to Fruit Trees this Spring

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS- As fruit tree selection begins for the spring, Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said certain species will be more sensitive to frost and, thus, decreased fruit production.   “Spring in Kansas is often unsettled with apricot and peach tree flowers being […]

KanDrive, 511 See Significant Increases in Usage

The Kansas Department of Transportation’s website, Kandrive.org, has been relied on for years to provide current highway condition information across the state. Now, the number of people taking advantage of the new KanDrive App and the Kansas 511 phone system is soaring. From November through December 2022, KanDrive App sessions went from 6,919 to 44,118 […]

Cold? Snow? No Matter to Gardeners

K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS– It’s barely January, it’s cold and many landscapes are covered with snow, but in Kansas and surrounding areas, gardeners are heeding a similar set of commands: Ready, Set…Go?   “Planning for and starting vegetable and flower transplants,” said Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham, “can […]

Cattle Chat: Cattle Care in Extreme Winter Temperatures

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— The extreme late December drop in temperatures drove many to retreat to the indoors to stay warm, but for beef cattle out on pasture, bedding in a warm barn is not always an option, said the experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle […]

K-State Research and Extension Seeks Input from Kansas Citizens

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Officials with a statewide network that has provided unbiased, research-based information on issues important to Kansans for 108 years are reaching out to learn more about how the organization can best serve residents of the state.   K-State Research and Extension has released a public survey […]

Emergency Drought Commission Allocates Remaining Funds to Emergency Drought Cost-Share Program

Oklahoma City, OK — The Emergency Drought Commission met Thursday to direct all remaining funding allocated to the Commission. The Emergency Drought Commission also determined any funds unused and returned by the local conservation districts should be redirected with the remaining funds. The funding directed by the Emergency Drought Commission in Thursday’s meeting totals approximately $5 […]

Is it Poison Ivy or Virginia Creeper?

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS. — Poison ivy and Virginia creeper are different in appearance during the growing season because of their leaflet patterns, but are much more similar in the winter when they have dropped their leaves, which begs the question: Why should we care?   “The […]