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K-State scientists collaborate with international team
on breakthrough of wheat’s genetic code

Scientists at Kansas State University are helping map wheat's genetic sequence.Grown worldwide on more acres than any other crop, and with more protein content than rice or maize, wheat is a vital source of nutrition to the world’s increasing population.

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, which includes faculty at Kansas State University, recently published a draft sequence of wheat's genetic code, which is called a genome. "A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat genome" is one of four papers about the wheat genome that appear in the journal Science.
Creating a genetic map of wheat will help scientists improve disease resistance as well as grain production.


New Publications in the KSRE Bookstore

Understanding Reverse Mortgages: Do They Make Sense for You? 
Many older homeowners consider reverse mortgages as a means of partially funding their
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Thousand Cankers Disease and Black Walnuts: a Deadly Combination
Reverse Mortgages:
Do They Make Sense for You?
Thousand Cankers Disease and Black Walnuts

Garden City to host Cropping Systems Field Day on August 28

Tours and seminars by K-State Research and Extension specialists and researchers, agricultural product displays, and a complimentary lunch await guests at Kansas State University’s Southwest Research-Extension Center Field Day on Aug. 28 in Garden City. 
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program starts at 9:15 a.m. at 4500 E. Mary St., Garden City. Seminars include discussions of weed and insect control, irrigation management, and use of related technology.

Circles builds networks,
helps families out of poverty

Lisa Newman works with families in central Kansas to improve their networking abilities and financial resources.Lisa Newman, family and child development agent for K-State Research and Extension’s Central Kansas District, works with families in Saline and Ottawa counties as part of Circles of the Heartland. The program is part of Circles USA, a national initiative that focuses on crisis management and stabilization, education and job placement, along with advancement and economic stability.

Feeding the Future: K-State's Mason Says Global Food System is Complex

K-State provost and nutrition researcher April Mason (pictured) says K-State and other universities are key in finding ways to curb food waste, improve food distribution, and recognize where genetically-modified foods fit into the picture.
April Mason
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