Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers

The Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers (WKARC), one of several administrative units accountable to the KAES director, is composed of four sub-units including the Agricultural Research Center - Hays (ARCH), the Southwest Research-Extension Center - Garden City(SWREC) and Southwest Research-Extension Center - Tribune (SWREC-T), and the Northwest Research-Extension Center - Colby (NWREC).

 

News and Information
Modified Intensive Stocking
 
KEITH HARMONEY, RANGE SCIENTIST - From the 100th Beef Research Roundup at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays last Thursday: K-State rangeland scientist Keith Harmoney provides an update on the multi-year research he has conducted at the center on modified intensive early stocking of calves on short-grass prairie, and the flexibility that grazing program offers to the western Kansas cattle producer.

Listen to Interview: http://lolly.oznet.ksu.edu/portalmedia/K-State-Research-and-Extension-News/8363audio.mp3
 

 
Reflecting on many Beef Research Accomplishments
 
From the 100th Beef Research Roundup at K-State's Agricultural Research Center at Hays last Thursday: Bob Gillen, who heads the Center, reflects on some of the many beef research breakthroughs accomplished at the center over the last century. Also, K-State beef systems specialist Justin Waggoner talks about his latest work at the center with ammoniated wheat straw, evaluating the feeding value of that roughage when the anhydrous application rate to the straw is reduced as a cost-savings measure.
 
 

 
 
Wheat Variety - Oakley CL 
 
Feb 17, 2014 - New wheat variety called Oakley CL developed by K-State wheat breeder Dr. Guorong Zhang is a strong disease resistance to stripe rust and wheat streak mosaic virus. This variety has many other good traits for baking, grain shattering, dry land farming and pre-harvest sprouting among others.

Produced by Dan Donnert and Katie Allen, K-State Research and Extension.