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  • Helping Wheat Defend Itself Against Damaging Viruses
  • Released: November 17, 2014

    Wheat diseases caused by a host of viruses that might include wheat streak mosaic, triticum mosaic, soil-borne mosaic and barley yellow dwarf could cost producers 5 to 10 percent or more in yield reductions per crop, but a major advance in developing broad disease-resistant wheat is on the horizon.

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  • Education Important in Recognizing Food Allergens
  • Released: November 12, 2014

    Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer update outlining the hazards of undeclared food allergens in certain food products. Fadi Aramouni, extension specialist and professor of food science at Kansas State University, is an expert in food processing and food product development. He said consumers should be aware of the FDA update, as food ingredient label education is important.
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  • They’re Back: Tiny Mite Can Cause a Big Itch … and Pain
  • Released: November 07, 2014

    A tiny mite whose bite packs a surprisingly big wallop has reappeared in Kansas, and it may make you think twice about outdoor activities, especially in close proximity to oak trees.


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  • First Kansas Volunteer Inducted to National 4-H Hall of Fame
  • Released: October 30, 2014

    A point where five trails converge at Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City, Kansas, was once an area where many young people could get lost, turned around and need direction. A Kansas couple devoted to the 4-H program decided to make a change to help these young people find their way, which led to the creation of the Galle-Pence Trail Plaza.
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