Category: The Sunflower State

Side-Oats Grama

Side-Oats Grama

This peculiar grass is an important forage of the semi-arid Great Plains.

Eastern Gamagrass

Eastern Gamagrass

This native grass offers superior nutrition to livestock, but keeping it from dying out can be a challenge.

Green Foxtail

Green Foxtail

Is this common weed overrunning your field, pasture, or lawn? Good news—it’s relatively easy to manage.

Sand Dropseed

Sand Dropseed

This unique seed-throwing grass plays an important role in rebuilding damaged shortgrass prairie.

Buffalo Grass

Buffalo Grass

This native of the shortgrass prairie holds great potential for low-maintenance lawns in dry climates.

Heat Index Calculator

Heat Index Calculator

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 […]

Smooth Brome

Smooth Brome

This cool-season grass can be a boon in the pasture or a bane in a wildlife planting.

Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The End

Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The End

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 […]

Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.

Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The Beginning

Kansas Populist Movement Basics: The Beginning

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 […]