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Fall Pasture and Hay Field soil test

Soil testing can be done in either spring or fall on hay fields and pasture. Given a choice, fall would be the preferred time...

Bitter Cucumbers

A bitter taste in cucumbers is the result of stress that can be caused by a number of factors, including heredity, moisture, temperature, soil characteristics, and...

A new kind of farm

Innovation Lab prepares to lead projects on newly donated research farm MANHATTAN, Kan. – Where possible, those who are raising food to help feed the world...

Controlling Grassy Weeds in Broadleaf Plants 

Most gardeners are familiar with herbicides that can be used to eliminate broadleaves (i.e., dandelions) from grasses (i.e., lawn). They may not be as...

Help for New Vegetable Gardeners    

Kansans that are new to vegetable gardening often don’t know how much of each crop to plant. K-State Research and Extension has a publication...

Conservation-Minded Purchasing: How Clothing Purchases Help Get Conservation on the Ground

What if, before you purchased a hat or sweater, you knew the wool used to make it came from sheep raised on a ranch...

Grant funding offered in Kansas, Nebraska for wood-based biochar

As interest in biochar increases, grants made available MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Forest Service and Nebraska Forest Service have partnered with private industry to...

Healthy Soil

Healthy soil is the foundation of organic farming. NRCS can help farmers and ranchers with a number of conservation practices that build healthy soil. Diverse...

The soil of the heart

By Woodlief on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 I don’t know much about Harvey Weinstein, but I now bear more information about him than I ever...

The International Year of Soils: Soils are Living

Living organisms, big and small, rely on soils for survival. MANHATTAN, Kan. – Above ground, life is apparent. Green plants, colorful flowers, animals and even...

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