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 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 relative…

Smooth Brome

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

Kentucky Bluegrass

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

Silver Bluestem

Attractive ornamental or pesky pasture invader? Silver bluestem excels in both roles.

Little Bluestem

Its wide distribution and importance to the prairie ecosystem have made little bluestem the state grass of Kansas.

Big Bluestem

The legendary native grass of the tallgrass prairie is more than a quality forage.

Foxtail Barley

Foxtail barley may be a native grass, and it may be attractive, but it poses serious health risks to pets and livestock.

WunderMap

As wet weather sets in, it’s handy to have access to tools for tracking rapidly changing weather conditions. One resource we’ve made good use of is the WunderMap from Weather Underground. The WunderMap is an impressive compilation of data from the National Weather Service, trained spotters, law enforcement officials, and citizen scientists. With the click…