Get Ready for August 2016

Even when the afternoons are too hot for outdoor work, you can still make the most of the time with research and planning. Spend some time studying business, marketing, nutrition, animal health, and more. Consider new ways to direct market your beef. Find out how reproduction and animal health are related. Discover 96 horse breeds…

Blossom End Rot

Blossom end rot may look like some type of dreaded bacterial disease, but it is actually a symptom of nutritional deficiency. Affected plants include: Tomatoes. Peppers. Eggplants. Squash. Watermelons. When blossom end rot strikes, your plants are signalling that they are deficient in calcium. Calcium is an important part of the cell walls of fruits…

Top 10 Kansas Towns

Looking for a few Kansas day trip ideas? Start here for some small-town charm.

Big Predators Return to Kansas—Updated!

We have updated our series on big predators in Kansas! Our mountain lion post now includes: New sightings. Additional information on old sightings. More information on where the mountain lions came from. A link to a handy interactive map of sightings. We have also added a new sighting and some additional details to our black…

Black Rot

Black rot is a particularly unpleasant fungal disease affecting: Members of the cabbage family. Apples. Grapes. Boston ivy. Virginia creeper. Several fungi species are involved. Note that the black rot which affects squash and pumpkins is just a phase of the disease known as gummy stem blight. The spores of the black rot fungus spread…

Quote of the Week: Man’s Duty

I hold that while man exists it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind. —Abraham Lincoln