Switchgrass is one of the dominant plant species of the tallgrass prairie, and it alone accounts for much of the natural soil-building that occurs on native prairies.
You may have heard the adage, “You can’t have too much compost.” But is it true? A recurring theme in nature is balance. Too much or too little of anything causes problems.
While sheep consume grass as 60% of their diet, they more than any other type of livestock will also eat forbs (non-woody flowering plants, commonly known as “weeds”).
Interested in learning more about the 11 regions of Kansas? You’ve come to the right place! We have updated our regions guide with new information on geology and wildlife.
Most gardening resources list the mineral needs of plants. But do plants, like humans and animals, need vitamins? The answers may not be quite what you expect.
The tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) may at first glance appear to be a ring-necked duck. However, this species has several differentiating characteristics worth noticing.
Pecans in Kansas will sometimes require irrigation if they are to produce a large, high-quality crop.
The sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus) is common through the United States, where it is mostly considered a noxious weed. It may occur in any part of Kansas.
Swine are not exactly grazers. They will eat some grass, but they typically prefer legumes, weeds, roots, and other types of food.
If you are an agripreneurial type with highway frontage and a family willing to welcome the public out to the farm, you may find that a U-pick operation is just what you are looking for.