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Spotlight on: KCARE Students
Kari Bigham was a typical Kansas farm kid: like any adventurous youngster, she spent her time fishing, fossil hunting, building forts, and exploring the banks of the creek on her parents’ farm just west of Marysville. When she thought about her futur (More)
Spotlight on: KCARE Scientists
Dr. Isaya Kisekka didn’t dream about becoming an agricultural engineer. In fact, while taking his university entrance examinations in his home country of Uganda, Kisekka was imagining his future in the field of electrical engineering. It wasn’t in (More)
Planting new foundations: Streambank stabilization on the Smoky Hill River
Streambank erosion in Kansas is a serious concern, particularly upstream of reservoirs. In just one year, normal changes in rainfall or storm events lead to tons of soil from streambanks washing away into the water, headed downstream. That same sedim (More)
Wearing down the problem: Building a model to solve ephemeral gully erosion
Erosion can be a major problem for Kansas farmers: with every downpour or major weather event, precious topsoil slides away from arable fields. This eroded soil can leave large, unplantable tracts in what should be rich agricultural land. One such ty (More)
Growing more with less: Using irrigation technologies to extend the life of the Ogallala Aquifer
Water use is something that both researchers and farmers have explored for decades: what happens to a crop when irrigation is reduced? All backyard gardeners or self-proclaimed green thumb know that plants need water. But how much water is enough? Wh (More)
From the Director
Welcome to the first issue of the new KCARE newsletter series! KCARE focuses on projects that find and implement solutions to issues around agriculture and the environment, such as water quality, irrigation and water quantity, the impacts of cover cr (More)
End of Summer Programming
MANHATTAN--As the end of the summer nears, so does the end of summer programs in the Office of Diversity. The closing ceremony for the 2017 MAPS program was held on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Students participating in the KSRE Undergraduate Summer Rese (More)
How We Beat the Heat!
In case you were wondering…It’s hot outside. Those of us lucky enough to grow up in our beloved Kansas climate are well educated in the ways of our harsh mid-summer temperatures. When forecasts warn of temperatures rising to a hundred degrees or m (More)
Suggestion Box...
  “With more units now located in Dykstra, would it be possible to evaluate the women’s restroom conditions in consideration of more frequent use?”   After gathering feedback from staff, there are some opportunities for improvement of (More)
KUDOS!
 “KUDOS!” to our Grounds crew for a job well done! Many of you may have noticed that the corridor from Wefald Hall to the main campus (along the south side of Ackert Hall) had become a safety concern, particularly at night. Students walking to an (More)
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