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  • Choosing the Right Variety for Next Year’s Wheat Crop
  • Released: July 28, 2015

    Wheat producers know that diseases and insects can considerably decrease yields and economic returns. K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist Erick De Wolf said 2015 was a big year for diseases—including widespread stripe rust, leaf rust and head scab—affecting the Kansas wheat crop.

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  • It’s Time to Divide Bearded Iris
  • Released: July 21, 2015

    Showy, elegant, and easy are terms that describe bearded iris flowers, and because they grow so well in the heartland, it’s a good idea to divide them every few years, according to Kansas State University horticulturist, Ward Upham.

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  • Keep Your Barbecue Safe for Everyone to Enjoy
  • Released: June 30, 2015

    BBQ Food Safety Video

    For many people, summer holidays such as the Fourth of July mean enjoying time outdoors and firing up the grill. Elizabeth Boyle, meat safety and quality specialist for K-State Research and Extension, said barbecuing requires some safety practices to ensure everyone enjoys the food and the holiday.

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  • The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Recreation
  • Released: June 26, 2015

    Soils Support Recreation Video

    At Kansas State University’s Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, located north of Manhattan, even the occasional passerby will notice many small plots that showcase a variety of recreational fields. From athletic fields where players would take part in soccer, for example, to a putting green that meets United States Golf Association specifications, K-State Research and Extension turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle studies all sorts of turfgrass systems.

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