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IUSS Elects First American Woman Honorary Member
Mary Beth Kirkham, professor of agronomy, was elected honorary member of the International Union of Soil Sciences at its Inter-Congress Meeting in November 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more about the IUSS election.
Crops Team Shares 2016 National Championship
The Kansas State University Crops Team completed the fall season on Nov. 19 by taking the top three individual placings to win the Chicago Collegiate Crops Contest by 104 points over Iowa State University. Read more about the K-State Crops Team.
ASA-CSSA-SSSA Awards & Recognitions
View the Awards and Recognitions (PDF) won by Kansas State University Agronomy faculty and students.
Agronomy Professor Receives National HonorsAgronomy Professor Dr. Vara Prasad, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS),in recognition of his contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. Dr. Prasad was awarded in the section of agriculture, food, and renewable resources.
KSU Weed Scientists on New Herbicide-Resistant Crops
Starting next year, producers may have access to several new crop cultivars with resistance to a wider range of herbicides than has been available until now. Weed scientists Dallas Peterson and Curtis Thompson give a complete update in an article in the Nov. 4 Issue of the KSU Agronomy eUpdate.
Cover Crops Play Role in Weed Control
According to K-State Agronomists Dr. DeAnn Presley and Dr. Anita Dille, Cover crops may be able to suppress weeds in some cases, but that's just one consideration when selecting cover crops for their farm fields. Read more about Cover Crops and Weed Control in the news release from K-State Research and Extension.
Soybean Production Handbook Now Available Online
The newly revised edition of the Soybean Production Handbook (PDF) from K-State Research and Extension, publication C449, is now available online.
Kansas State University’s Soil Judging Team won first place in the “Overall Team” and second place in the “Group Judging” categories at the 2016 Region 5 Soil Judging Contest hosted by the University of Nebraska earlier this month. Read more about the Soil Judging Team Regional Success.
Crops Team Wins Australian Crops Competition
Five members of the Kansas State University Crops Team recently returned from a study trip to Australia where they took first place in the Australian Universities Crops Competition. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organization and was held in Temora, New South Wales. Read more about the Australian Crops Competition.
New Faculty: Dr. Andres Patrignani
Dr. Andres Patrignani is the new assistant professor in soil water processes in the Department of Agronomy. Patrignani joined the department in May 2016 and holds the position formerly held by Dr. Loyd Stone, who is now retired. Read more about Dr. Andres Patrignani.
Most Popular Wheat Variety in Kansas
Everest, a K-State hard red winter wheat variety released in 2009, remains the top variety in Kansas by planted acreage in 2016 for the 3rd year in a row! Read more about Kansas Wheat Varieties (PDF).