Here’s a fun tool for summer—a heat index calculator! While most reports of current weather conditions out there will list the current heat index, for those of you obsessed with data, this is an easy way to figure it out yourself: Enter your current temperature (must be 80°F or higher to work). Enter your relativeContinue reading “Heat Index Calculator”
This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.
Populist candidate James Weaver did not become president in 1892, as most undoubtedly know. However, he did win 8.5% of the popular vote, which was considered an impressive amount for a third-party candidate. He also won the states of Kansas, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho. The Populist movement was far more successful in some states thanContinue reading “Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The End”
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In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.
The Populist movement of the late 1800s is a major topic in Kansas history. A brief glance at history books tells us that the populism of that era was more or less radical agrarianism. While this is basically true, the topic is far more complex than this. What did the Populists believe? How did theyContinue reading “Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The Beginning”
Many sustainable farmers are fascinated by the concept of allowing the land and its contours to dictate the best practices for every acre. For those of you who are looking for some grist to add to the mill on this subject, give Water For Every Farm: Yeomans Keyline Plan by P.A. Yeomans a try. AfterContinue reading “Water For Every Farm”
Attractive ornamental or pesky pasture invader? Silver bluestem excels in both roles.
This Founding Father was also the father of tornado pursuit.
Its wide distribution and importance to the prairie ecosystem have made little bluestem the state grass of Kansas.