Spiders for Halloween? Not Likely, says K-State Entomologist

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news   Manhattan, KS. – They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. And all together ooky…   But unlike the Addams Family of 1960s television fame, spiders are likely to be gone by Halloween.   Kansas State University entomologist Jeff Whitworth says four spider species common to […]

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.  A harmful algal bloom (HAB) may look like foam, scum or paint floating on the water and be colored blue, bright green, brown or […]

What if Jacuzzi-Like Water Jets Could Save a Lake? Scientists Will Try it in Kansas

Manhattan, KS— Tuttle Creek Lake sits like a shrunken version of its former self. Take the abandoned campground: Drinking water stopped reaching its pipes as the reservoir filled with mud. Several boat ramps now lead only to dirt. Locals remember waterskiing in these areas, before so much silt filled it in and cut the lake’s surface […]

Nebraska Farm Bureau Supports Amendment 1

“Nebraska Farm Bureau delegates representing farmers and ranchers from all 93 Nebraska counties supports policy that encourages legislations and economic development incentives for meaningful and supportive economic development programs.”