K-State home » K-State Research and Extension »  News  » RSS Feeds » Environment and Weather
K-State Research and Extension News
Environment and Weather

Evaluating Cattle Feeding Sites Vital to Producers



For Kansas’ cattle producers, building new feeding facilities can mean shelling out serious cash. However, Ron Graber, Kansas State University watershed extension specialist, said it’s an investment that pays for itself for years to come.


10/24/2014 8:00:00 AM


WARM WINDS IN FALL AND WINTER Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains that warm winds don’t always come from the south. 

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


Agricultural Weather Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on the week in Kansas agricultural weather.

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


SNOWFALL VARIATION IN KANSAS Play Audio



Snow isn’t always greater in the northern part of the state compared to the southern part, according K-State climatologist Mary Knapp. 

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


HALLOWEEN SNOW Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at Kansas snowfalls on October 31.                                  

10/23/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Impact of Fracking on Groundwater Play Audio



The presenter of the 2014 Ellis Lecture in Soil Science at K-State, geoscientist Susan Brantley of Penn State University, talks about the use of hydrological fracking in oil and gas exploration, and what science says about the ensuing impact on groundwater supplies...she advises agricultural producers and others who use groundwater to be knowledgeable about the topic.

10/19/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Agricultural Weather Scene Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

10/16/2014 7:00:00 PM


FROZEN PRECIPITATION Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp (nap) explains that the term can have any number of meanings.

10/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


HURRICANE MITCH Play Audio



At this time of year, many remember one of the most devastating hurricanes in this region’s history.  K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back. 

10/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


CARBON MONOXIDE Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp warns of the danger that can occur if caution is not taken during the cooler month when we rely on heat sources in the home.

10/15/2014 7:00:00 PM


Answering the Call: Kansas State University to Host 15 Farm Bill Meetings



Farmers are faced with some of the most important decisions of their working lives under the 2014 Farm Bill. To help them make informed decisions, K-State Research and Extension is teaming with several sponsors to bring 15 educational meetings to Kansans in January and February.
10/15/2014 8:00:00 AM


A Trifecta of Water-Planning Tools



As fall progresses into winter and harvest comes to a close, crop producers might want to consider planning their future crop rotations, crop mixes and irrigation use. The increasing demand for water in the future gives producers an even greater obligation to efficiently use the resource while optimizing yields.


10/14/2014 8:00:00 AM


Coyote Predation on Deer... Play Audio



K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee talks looks at what research says about coyote predation on deer, and whether that's a reason for a decline in deer numbers in Kansas in recent years.

10/13/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Agricultural Weather Scene Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.

10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


DATE FOR FIRST KANSAS SNOWFALL Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp explains how snowfall records tell only part of the story.

10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


A DIFFERENT KIND OF SNOW BOARD Play Audio



Measuring snowfall is done with the help of a different kind of snow board, according to K-State climatologist Mary Knapp.

10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


THE OCTOBER SNOW OF 1997 Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp looks back at an unusual autumn snowfall seventeen years ago.                                                  

10/9/2014 7:00:00 PM


Pasture management workshop for small acreage owners



Cool season pastures and hay fields make up the biggest chunk of agricultural land use in Johnson and surrounding counties. Now is a good time to learn about resources to help land owners manage their lands, for commercial production or agricultural exemption.

10/9/2014 8:00:00 AM


Fall Pre-Treating of Annual Weeds... Play Audio



K-State weed management specialist Curt Thompson looks at recommended herbicide programs for treating winter annual weeds in the fall, ahead of planting corn or grain sorghum in the spring...he explains why this can be a good weed control practice.

10/7/2014 7:00:00 PM


INDIAN SUMMER Play Audio



State climatologist Mary Knapp tells what conditions define the time of year sometimes called Indian Summer.                                                                                

10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


A HOME-BASED WEATHER STATION Play Audio



State climatologist Mary Knapp offers tips on taking your personal interest in weather to the next level.                                                                      

10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


COLD WAVE Play Audio



A rapid fall in temperature can create a cold wave, as K-State Climatologist Mary Knapp explains.     

10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Kansas Weather Week Ahead... Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
 

10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM


More From the 2014 K-State Beef Stocker Field Day... Play Audio



More from the 2014 K-State Beef Stocker Field Day last Thursday...Kate Hagans talks with two K-State watershed specialists: Ron Graber, about making beef calf housing and handling sites more conducive to preventing runoff into nearby water resources; and Hershel George, about developing alternative watering sites for cattle, as another way of protecting water quality.

9/29/2014 7:00:00 PM


Wind Turbines and the Greater Prairie Chicken... Play Audio



K-State wildlife specialist Charlie Lee reports on a newly-published study out of K-State that evaluated the impact of commercial wind energy on the nesting habits of greater prairie chicken.

9/29/2014 7:00:00 PM


CONTRASTS IN CALIFORNIA AND KANSAS RAINFALL Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp notes that while the west coast suffers lack of rain, the central plains have had plenty.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


New Online Tool For Crop Irrigators... Play Audio



K-State irrigation engineer Danny Rogers encourages crop irrigators to take advantage of K-State's on-line aid for making decisions when water availability is limited, called the Crop Water Allocator...he advises growers to start working through their long-range cropping plans using this analytical tool.

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


DOES SUMMER WEATHER PREDICT FROST DATES? Play Audio



State climatologist Mary Knapp explains that it’s more about moisture than temperature.                                                                                  

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


FOREST STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM Play Audio



Properly managing tree resources is a responsibility shared by all landowners, as K-State forester Bob Atchison sees it.  To that end, the USDA’s Forest Stewardship Program assists landowners financially in their tree management efforts.  That program is the central topic of this week’s Tree Tales.                                      

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM


The Kansas Weather Week Ahead... Play Audio



K-State climatologist Mary Knapp reports on Kansas agricultural weather.
 

9/25/2014 7:00:00 PM