Small grains 2014 summary

Small grains 2014 summary

ISSN: 1949-162X All wheat production totaled 2.04 billion bushels in 2014, down 5 percent from the revised 2013 total. Area harvested for grain totaled 46.5 million acres, up 3 per ...

Questions on ornamental grasses

Questions on ornamental grasses

We are starting to receive questions on whether it is best to cut back ornamental grasses in the fall or spring. As a rule, ornamental grasses should not be cut back while green be ...

NCAT OREI grant to study organic risk

NCAT OREI grant to study organic risk

Is organic farming risky? The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will be taking an in-depth look at that question over the next four years. NCAT, which is headquarte ...

Fertilize spring-flowering bulbs

Fertilize spring-flowering bulbs

October is the month that existing beds of spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils and tulips are fertilized. If bulbs have been fertilized in the past, there is often plenty of p ...

Fall a good time for soil testing

Fall a good time for soil testing

Though we often think of soil testing as a spring chore, fall can actually be a better time. Soil-testing laboratories are often very busy during the spring resulting in a longer t ...

Turkeys raised

Turkeys raised

ISSN: 1949-1972 Released September 30, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...

Organic farms connect consumers with their food, USDA agriculture census reports

Organic farms connect consumers with their food, USDA agriculture census reports

Washington, Sept. 30, 2014 – Certified organic agriculture producers in the United States sell directly to consumers, produce on-farm renewable energy, and are younger, beginning, ...

Laugh tracks in the dust

     Folks, it’s odds and ends time again -- when I foist off on my readers some of the “stuff” that’s been accumulating on my desk and in my e-mail box. So, here goes: *** A friend, ol’ Aimen Blastitt, went to a local gun and knife show recently and gave me this report: “Milo, went to an all-day gun show and more ...

September 30, 2014 (0) comments

Third time not the charm for Cougar Volleyball in loss at Cowley College

The Barton Community College Volleyball team was looking for a little revenge Monday night at Cowley College but the Division II No. 11 Tigers swept the non-conference action at the W.S. Scott Auditorium 25-12, 25-20, and 25-19.   The loss drops Barton to 5-17 and snapped a two-game match win streak while Cow more ...

September 30, 2014 (0) comments

Blue catfish showing promise at Cheney Reservoir

About 10,000 blue catfish have been stocked into Cheney Reservoir annually since 2006; however, the success of these stockings has been relatively unknown. Periodic reports from anglers are received, and catches in standard gill net samples usually amount to around10-20 fish each year. Generally, the best gea more ...

September 26, 2014 (0) comments
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