Kansas State University

K-State researchers crack code on bread wheat genome

· August 17, 2018

Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, have finally nailed down a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely-cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for the production of varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality, and […]

Kansas Wheat Alliance rolls out new white wheat variety

· August 10, 2018

A new hard white wheat variety set to be released should not only benefit millers and bakers for its excellent baking quality, but also farmers for its disease resistance. Daryl Strouts, Kansas Wheat Alliance President says the variety is resistant to many wheat diseases common in the state and should provide an improved tolerance to […]

K-State, DuPont Pioneer study: Corn yield per plant increasing

· July 24, 2018

A collaboration between Kansas State University and DuPont Pioneer Agronomy analyzing 30 years of corn plant population responses shows that as agronomic optimum plant density increased, the range for maximizing yields also widened. DuPont Pioneer has collected data on corn plant population responses and yield gains to provide better information on hybrids. From 1987 to […]

K-State: Could we genetically select cattle for drought?

· July 17, 2018

Kansas State University researchers say they are making steady progress on a study that will help define how water intake relates to a cow’s ability to adapt to drought or heat stress. Megan Rolf, an assistant professor of animal breeding and genetics, says the cattle industry has sparse information on how much water individual cattle […]

New temperature inversion tool helps assess dicamba drift risk

· November 21, 2017

Kansas State University has a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region — information that can be very useful in assessing the risk for dicamba drift. The EPA listed temperature inversion as a factor that contributes to the unintentional spread of dicamba into areas that weren’t targeted. Temperature inversion […]

K-State study: Cleaning corn can reduce mycotoxins by 30%

· November 14, 2017

Cleaning corn with common industry methods can reduce mycotoxins that may be present in the crop, but Kansas State University researchers are also cautioning that highly contaminated corn still may not be safe for animal feed or alternate uses even after cleaning. The term mycotoxins refers to toxic properties caused in plants by mold and […]

Essential oils could be antibiotic alternative for livestock

· August 21, 2017

Humans aren’t the only ones touting relief from essential oils. Kansas State University researchers have found essential oils can play an essential role in livestock health. Essential oils are removed from plants and distilled into concentrated forms that distributors say support immunity and other functions of the body. In a recent study, professors Evan Titgemeyer […]

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