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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Summer Programming
MANHATTAN--Summer programming in the Office of Diversity is in full swing. Each day scholars have participated in activity-filled programs complete with learning and networking opportunities. Pre-collegiate students in the Junior MANRRS program have (More)
Tally Time – Get more value from pregnancy diagnosis
By Sandy Johnson, extension beef specialist We just finished preg checking some (More)
Nitrates – what we know and where we need to go
Nitrate toxicity is a well-known metabolic issue in cattle associated with the amount of nitrate in the feed and water; however, it is a complex issue, especially in regards to grazing green forages.  Once consumed by cattle, nitrates enter the rumen (More)
Toe abscesses in feedlot cattle
By A.J. Tarpoff, DVM, MS, extension veterinarian Lameness is a significant disease challenge in feedlot cattle. It has been estimated that 16% of all treatments, 5% o (More)
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