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WHEAT HARVEST 2018
Extra Caution Needed on Kansas Roads During Harvest
It's a busy time for farmers in Kansas, with harvest underway, and hay season in full swing. The Kansas Highway Patrol would like to remind motorists to use more caution and patience when traveling around farm trucks, tractors, combines and other implements. Read more.
Harvest Report 2018
This report is brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association. Kansas wheat harvest has really got rolling over the hot, dry weekends. Combines can be seen cutting across the state. Read more.
Beef Tips: Blue Green Algae
Blue green algae blooms are an issue that usually gets discussed this time of year. Calm, sunny, dry and hot days of summer create ideal conditions for blue green algae to thrive in our livestock ponds. Despite its name, these blooms are not algae, but a cyanobacteria. Some of these cyanobacteria produce and release dangerous toxins that are of major concern for our livestock. Read more.
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)
All livestock members need to obtain your YQCA certification. The face-to-face meetings at the Extension Office are completed. But you can still register and do the training online. Read more.
K-State to Close Horticultural Research Center Near Wichita
Reductions in base support from the state and recent enrollment declines have led to the decision to close Kansas State University's 120-acre John C. Pair Horticultural Center in Haysville. Read more.
Insect Diagnostic Lab Closing Until Further Notice
The Insect Diagnostics Lab at Kansas State University will be closing June 16, 2018. All samples that need identification by this service be submitted no later than June 11 to allow time for processing by the diagnostician prior to closure. Read more.
Sudden Flush of Plant Growth has Ticks Flourishing
Almost overnight, we went from the drab, brown tones of winter to lush, green vegetation across much of the Plains. And the plants aren't the only living things that thriving. "In my experience this is the earliest we've had tick issues,' said Kansas State University entomology professor, Raymond Cloyd. Read more.
Ford County Market Wheat Show Entries Sought with Wheat HarvestDuring the 2018 wheat harvest, local producers are encouraged to have local grain elevators collect samples for the 2018 Ford County Market Wheat Show. Read more.
2018 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo Registration is Open
The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo is a fun educational wheat day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Wednesday, August 2, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Community Center, 101 W. Avenue C, South Hutchinson. Read more.
K-State Ranching Summit Scheduled for Manhattan
The KSU Beef Team is please to invite you to the 2018 K-State Ranching Summit on August 15, 2018 at the Alumni Center in Manhattan, KS. The theme of the program is "Beef 2030 - Pursing Technology, Transparency and Profitability." Read more.