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KWA Welcomes Hannah Schlapp as Communications Specialist

Kansas Wheat Alliance has hired Hannah Schlapp as their new communications specialist. Schlapp is currently a student at Kansas State University majoring in agricultural communications and journalism. She is expected to graduate in May, 2018. Schlapp previously worked at Kansas Wheat Commission as their communications intern, and interned in the summer of 2017 for [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on KWA Welcomes Hannah Schlapp as Communications Specialist

Everest on Top for Sixth Consecutive Year

Everest maintained its position as the leading variety of wheat seeded in Kansas for the sixth consecutive year. Its share of all Kansas wheat fell for the third straight year, accounting for 9.3 percent of the State’s 2018 wheat planted acres. SY Monument, at 6.6 percent, overtook T158 for second most popular variety. T158 [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Everest on Top for Sixth Consecutive Year

New kids on the block: New winter wheat varieties available for fall planting

Varieties were developed by K-State for different conditions In geographical terms, Kansas is a large, diverse state with significantly less annual average rainfall to the west than in the east, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for crops grown in the state. To that end, Kansas State University researchers have developed three new wheat [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on New kids on the block: New winter wheat varieties available for fall planting

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural Zenda – Part 2 – Mike Molitor, Lumber Yard Steakhouse

“Let’s go to the lumber yard.” At our house, that usually means we need supplies for carpentry repairs or a do-it-yourself project. Today we’ll learn about a lumber yard where one can find a whole different set of supplies. Instead of wood, we find wine. Instead of hardware, we find hamburgers. Instead of stacks of [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural Zenda – Part 2 – Mike Molitor, Lumber Yard Steakhouse

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural Zenda – Part 1 – 130th Anniversary Celebration

If a centennial is 100 years and a sesquicentennial is 150 years, what is 130 years?  Whatever that number of years might be called, in 2017 it is the basis of a celebration of the founding of a historic community in rural Kansas. A team of volunteers has come together to celebrate the 130th anniversary [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural Zenda – Part 1 – 130th Anniversary Celebration

Tatanka wheat well suited for dryland farms in western Kansas

  HAYS, Kan. – One might say its pedigree includes royalty – a new hard red winter wheat variety that will be available for growers to plant for the fall 2017 season. Through several years of testing, Tatanka performed well across Kansas, particularly in dryland fields in western Kansas. The new variety was developed by [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on Tatanka wheat well suited for dryland farms in western Kansas

Everest and Danby are Kansas’ top planted varieties

MANHATTAN, Kan. (March 21, 2017) — Kansas Wheat Alliance varieties continue to be the leading hard red winter and hard white wheat varieties planted in the state of Kansas. Both developed by Kansas State University, the top hard red winter wheat was Everest and the top hard white wheat was Danby. This is according to [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on Everest and Danby are Kansas’ top planted varieties

Jagger’s double decade impact

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Kansas State University's hard red winter wheat variety, Jagger. This variety has made an impact in several countries, states and individual farms, since its release in 1994. Not only was it one of the most widely-planted varieties, but one of the best parent varieties as well. Dr. Rollin [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|News Alert|Comments Off on Jagger’s double decade impact

KDA Seed Meeting Recap

The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two meetings on August 18 in Hays, KS and August 23 in Manhattan, KS to discuss changes to the Kansas Seed Program.  Jeff Vogel and Scott Marsh, both with KDA, talked about challenges facing the Seed Program and potential changes to meet the needs of seed customers and [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KDA Seed Meeting Recap

Can KanMark improve your yields?

The Kansas Wheat Alliance released KanMark, a hard red winter wheat variety, in 2014. Since then, it has positively impacted farmers’ yields in the central and western plains. “This variety was the best wheat I’ve ever grown,” said Kendal Grecian, who farms near Palco, Kansas. KanMark has a very erect plant architecture, making it appear [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|News Alert|Comments Off on Can KanMark improve your yields?