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Big crowds, cool weather at Four State Farm Show
The 40th annual Four State Farm Show welcomed over 20,000 visitors this past weekend in Pittsburg, Kan.
- Final preparations taking place for the 40th Four State Farm Show
- Record beans, less corn planted
- Edna man is world champion auctioneer
- Big crowds, cool weather at Four State Farm Show
Scientists complete chromosome based draft of wheat genome
Several Kansas State University researchers were essential in helping scientists assemble a draft of a genetic blueprint of bread wheat, also known as common wheat. The food plant is grown on more than 531 million acres around the world and produces nearly 700 million tons of food each year.
The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, which also includes faculty at Kansas State University, recently published a chromosome-based draft sequence of wheat's genetic code, which is called a genome. "A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat genome" is one of four papers about the wheat genome that appear in the journal Science.
- Drought & poor wheat harvest in Kan. has effects on nat’l economy
- Watch for corn leaf diseases
- Consider wind when applying herbicides
- SW Mo. wheat tour yields nutrient tips
- Scientists complete chromosome based draft of wheat genome
Cattle markets likely topped for now
Most of Oklahoma received rain in the past week with roughly half the state receiving one to over three inches and a few areas receiving even heavier rains that filled ponds which have been low or dry for many months.
Forage growth, which had just begun to stall under summer heat, has picked back up. Summer heat is forecast to return this week and, along with high humidity from recent rain, will lead to sweltering heat indices that will impact both cattle and the producers who care for them.
- Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows
- Mixed emotions in the beef industry
- Heat impacts bull fertility
- Summer cattle market conditions
- Cattle markets likely topped for now
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Stockpiled bermudagrass can reduce winter feed costs
Harvested forage costs are a large part of the production costs associated with cow-calf enterprises.
An Oklahoma State University trial had the objective to economically evaluate stockpiled bermudagrass. The research found that this practice can reduce cow-wintering costs.
- FSFS to feature well drilling, equipment demonstrations
- Corn growers smile in June rains, haymakers fret at few sunny days
- Kansas net farm income continued to slide in 2013
- Ergot hits Mo. pastures
- Stockpiled bermudagrass can reduce winter feed costs
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Manure Expo aids nutrient management
Valuing manure and the environment was the platform for the 2014 Manure Expo held at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Mo.
The two-day exposition pulled together the resources of over 70 vendors from the U.S. and Canada along with the expertise of Extension professionals from Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ark-ansas, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
- Okla. farmer’s lost phone turns up at Japan grain mill
- Combustible grain dust prevention workshop, July 31
- House discusses new federal schemes to soak up water authority
- USDA to ‘cure’ feral hogs
- Manure Expo aids nutrient management
K-State vet says EHM occurrence is a reminder to take precautions
It's springtime and for many horse enthusiasts, that means heading out to horse shows and rodeos. But two recent cases of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy, after a barrel racing event in Nebraska should serve as a reminder that good biosecurity practices can help prevent illnesses, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian.
- KDA confirms EHV-1 case in Kansas
- HorseFest this weekend
- Tax changes for horse operations
- Bill lets Oklahoma counties decide horse slaughter
- K-State vet says EHM occurrence is a reminder to take precautions