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Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station faculty members conduct research in nearly all areas of agricultural production. This online collection of research reports publishes preliminary results of research conducted at centers around the state in beef and dairy cattle, swine, meat science, plant pathology, sorghum and wheat breeding, cropping systems, irrigation engineering, cover crops, weed science, entomology, range management, turfgrass, and other areas. Research is supported by federal and state funds, grants, and Kansas State University.

Recent Content

Research Reports

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Swine Day 2014
Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

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2013 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Bermudagrass Test: 2016 Data
L. Parsons, Michael J. Shelton, J. Griffin, and J. Hoyle

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2012 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Tall Fescue Test: 2016 Data
L. Parsons, Michael J. Shelton, M. Kennelly, J. Griffin, and J. Hoyle

Agricultural Research Center-Hays

Beef Cattle Management

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Water Intake in Growing Beef Cattle
C. M. Ahlberg, K. Allwardt, A Broocks, K Bruno, A. Taylor, C. Krehbiel, C. Richards, S. Place, U. DeSilva, D. VanOverbeke, R. Mateescu, and M. M. Rolf

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Twenty-four Hour Holter Monitoring in Finishing Cattle Housed Outdoors
D. A. Frese, J. D. Thomason, C. D. Reinhardt, S. J. Bartle, D. N. Rethorst, G. H. Loneragan, E. F. Schwandt, and D. U. Thomson

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Prevalence of Horns in a Pen Does Not Affect Incidence of Carcass Bruising in Feedlot Cattle
M. E. Youngers, E. F. Schwandt, D. U. Thomson, J. C. Simroth, S. J. Bartle, M Siemens, and C. D. Reinhardt

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Survey of Cattle Feedlot Facilities in the High Plains Region of the United States
J. C. Simroth, D. U. Thomson, E. F. Schwandt, S. J. Bartle, C. K. Larson, and C. D. Reinhardt

Beef Cattle Reproduction

Canola

Cattle Nutrition

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A Survey of Dry Processed Corn Particle Size and Fecal Starch in Midwestern U.S. Feedlots
E. F. Schwandt, D. U. Thomson, S. J. Bartle, and C. D. Reinhardt

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Flake Density, Roll Diameter, and Flake Moisture All Influence Starch Availability of Steam-Flaked Corn
E. F. Schwandt, M. E. Hubbert, D. U. Thomson, Christopher Vahl, S. J. Bartle, and C. D. Reinhardt

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Particle Size of Dry-rolled Corn Affects Starch Digestibility but Not Feedlot Performance
E. F. Schwandt, J. Wagner, T. Engle, S. J. Bartle, D. U. Thomson, and C. D. Reinhardt

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Supplemental Zinc Sulfate Interacts with Optaflexx in Feedlot Heifers
C. L. Van Bibber-Krueger, R. G. Amachawadi, H. M. Scott, J. M. Gonzalez, and J. S. Drouillard

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High Energy Digestible Fiber-based Diets Improve Efficiency in Growing Heifers
T. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, G. A. Hanzlicek, K. T. Cavalli, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, E. Titgemeyer, Christopher Vahl, and Dale Blasi

Corn

Cropping and Tillage Systems

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Seeding Rate for Dryland Wheat
A. Schlegel, J. D. Holman, and L. Haag

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Key Components of Healthy Soils and Their Role in Crop Production
C. J. Hsiao, Gretchen Sassenrath, Charles Rice, L. Zeglin, and G. Hettiarachchi

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Forage Report 2016
J. D. Holman, G. Cramer, A. Esser, Jane Lingenfelser, S. Maxwell, J. L. Moyer, A. Obour, and T. Roberts

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Wheat Production
Gretchen Sassenrath, D. E. Shoup, and R. Lollato

Dairy Cattle: Dairy Foods

Dairy Cattle: Economics

Dairy Cattle: Foreword

Dairy Cattle: Nutrition and Feeding

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Bioavailability of Rumen-Protected Carnitine in Lactating Dairy Cows
K. Olagaray, J. Shaffer, C. Armendariz, A. Bellamine, S. Jacobs, E. Titgemeyer, and B. Bradford

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Bioavailability of Ruminally or Abomasally Infused L-carnitine in Holstein Heifers
K. Olagaray, C. Armendariz, A. Bellamine, S. Jacobs, E. Titgemeyer, and B. Bradford

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Effectiveness of Two Ruminally Protected Methionine Sources for Lactating Dairy Cows
M. Ardalan, F. Vargas-Rodriguez, G. I. Zanton, M. Vázquez-Añón, E. Titgemeyer, and B. Bradford

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Effects of Dietary Zinc Source and Level on Mammary Epithelia and Dairy Food Chemistry
J. Shaffer, K. Pandalaneni, L. Mamedova, J. DeFrain, J. Amamcharla, and B. Bradford

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Development of a Berry Processing Score for Sorghum Silage
J. R. Johnson, J. P. Goeser, and Michael Brouk

Dairy Cattle: Physiology and Management

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Increasing Estrus Expression in Lactating Dairy Cows
J. A. Sauls, B. E. Voelz, and J. Stevenson

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Assessing Training Methods to Educate Dairy Workers
L. Mendonca, B. E. Voelz, and A. Scanavez

Dairy Cattle: Supplemental Content

Department of Agronomy

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Biochar and Nitrogen Effects on Winter Wheat Growth
T. E. Zee, N. O. Nelson, and G. Newdigger

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Impact of Cover Crops and Phosphorus Fertilizer Management on Nutrient Cycling in No-Tillage Corn-Soybean Rotation
R. E. Carver, N. O. Nelson, D. S. Abel, K. Roozeboom, G. J. Kluitenberg, P. J. Tomlinson, and J. R. Williams

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Response of Drought-Tolerant Hybrids to Environmental Yield Potential
T. Newell, K. Roozeboom, I. A. Ciampitti, Eric Adee, G. Cramer, J. D. Holman, and A. Schlegel

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Soybean: Evaluation of Inoculation
I. A. Ciampitti, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, and G. I. Carmona

East Central Kansas Experiment Field

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, Eric Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Balanced Nutrition and Crop Production Practices for Closing Sorghum Yield Gaps
B. McHenry, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, P. V. Vara Prasad, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, E. A. Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

East Central Kansas Experiment Field

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, Eric Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Balanced Nutrition and Crop Production Practices for Closing Sorghum Yield Gaps
B. McHenry, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, P. V. Vara Prasad, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, E. A. Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

Feed Processing in the Swine Industry

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The Effects of Cold Pelleting and Separation of Fine Corn Particles on Growth Performance and Economic Return in Nursery Pigs
C. E. Evans, M. Saensukjaroenphon, C. K. Jones, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, C. B. Paulk, and C. R. Stark

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The Effect of Hammermill Screen Hole Diameter and Hammer Tip Speed on Particle Size and Flowability of Ground Corn
M. Saensukjaroenphon, C. E. Evans, K. H. Sheldon, C. K. Jones, C. B. Paulk, and C. R. Stark

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Assessment of Sampling Technique from Feeders on Copper, Zinc, Calcium, and Phosphorus Analysis
A. M. Jones, J. C. Woodworth, Christopher Vahl, S. S. Dritz, Michael D. Tokach, Robert D. Goodband, and J. M. DeRouchey

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Cleaning Reduces Mycotoxin Contamination in Corn
A. Yoder, Michael D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, C. B. Paulk, C. R. Stark, and C. K. Jones

Finishing Pig Nutrition and Management

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Effects of Added Defusion or Feed Aid on Finishing Pig Growth Performance from 45 to 243 lb
D. Shawk, S. S. Dritz, Michael D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, Robert D. Goodband, and J. M. DeRouchey

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Effect of Chromium Propionate Level and Feeding Regimen on Finishing Pig Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics
J. T. Gebhardt, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, Robert D. Goodband, H. S. Cemin, J. A. Loughmiller, and S. S. Dritz

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Further Investigation Evaluating the Effect of Dietary Chromium Propionate and Yucca schidigera Supplementation in Finishing Pig Diets
J. T. Gebhardt, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, Robert D. Goodband, J. A. Loughmiller, A. L. de Souza, M. J. Rincker, and S. S. Dritz

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Evaluation of Dietary Phytogenics on Growth Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Pigs During the Growing-Finishing Phase
J. Soto, Michael D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, and Robert D. Goodband

Forage Crops

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Forage Report 2016
J. D. Holman, G. Cramer, A. Esser, Jane Lingenfelser, S. Maxwell, J. L. Moyer, A. Obour, and T. Roberts

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Forage Report 2015
J. D. Holman, Jane Lingenfelser, A. Obour, A. Esser, J. L. Moyer, G. Cramer, T. Roberts, and S. Maxwell

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Including Legumes in Bermudagrass Pastures
J. L. Moyer and L. W. Lomas

Irrigation

Kansas River Valley Experiment Field

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Grain Sorghum Response to Water Supply and Environment
J. Broeckelman, G. J. Kluitenberg, K. Roozeboom, G. Cramer, Eric Adee, A. Schlegel, J. D. Holman, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Planting Date
Eric Adee, C. R. Little, and I. A. Ciampitti

Management Practices

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Double Crop Soybean After Wheat
D. S. Hansel, J. Kimball, D. E. Shoup, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Cover Crop Effects on Corn in a Corn/Soybean Rotation
D. E. Shoup, I. A. Ciampitti, J. Kimball, and Gretchen Sassenrath

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Cover Crop Effects on Soybean in a Soybean/Corn Rotation
D. E. Shoup, I. A. Ciampitti, J. Kimball, and Gretchen Sassenrath

Meat Science

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Relationship Between Trauma Sustained at Unloading and Carcass Bruise Prevalence in Finished Cattle at Commercial Slaughter Facilities
T. Lee, C. D. Reinhardt, S. J. Bartle, Christopher Vahl, M. Siemens, E. F. Schwandt, and D. U. Thomson

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Bulls Are More Efficient Than Steers with Similar Meat Quality
D. U. Thomson, M. E. Youngers, E. F. Schwandt, S. J. Bartle, M. Siemens, J. C. Simroth, and C. D. Reinhardt

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Angus Ground Beef Has Higher Overall Consumer Acceptability than Grass-Fed Ground Beef
F. Najar, E. A. Boyle, T. G. O'Quinn, R. Danler, S. Stroda, L. N. Drey, K. R. Vierck, and G. D. McCoy

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Coarse Marbled Beef is Juicier and More Flavorful Than Fine or Medium Marbled Beef
K. R. Vierck, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

North Central Kansas Experiment Field

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Grain Sorghum Yield Response to Water Availability
J. P. Broeckelman, G. J. Kluitenberg, K. Roozeboom, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Late-Season Nitrogen Fertilizer Application in Soybean
G. R. Balboa, D. R. Hodgins, and I. A. Ciampitti

Nursery Pig Nutrition and Management

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Effects of Increasing Salt Concentration on Growth Performance of 25- to 67-lb Nursery Pigs
D. Shawk, Michael D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, Robert D. Goodband, J. M. DeRouchey, S. S. Dritz, and A. B. Clark

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Effects of Increasing Chloride Concentrations on Growth Performance of 15- to 25-lb Nursery Pigs
D. Shawk, K. N. Nemechek, Robert D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and J. M. DeRouchey

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Effects of Increasing Copper from Tri-basic Copper Chloride or a Copper-Chelate on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs
C. Carpenter, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, Michael D. Tokach, Robert D. Goodband, S. S. Dritz, and J. L. Usry

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Effect of Zinc Oxide, Zinc Hydroxychloride, and Tri-basic Copper Chloride on Nursery Pig Performance
H. S. Cemin, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. M. DeRouchey, and Robert D. Goodband

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Impact of Added Copper and Chlortetracycline on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs
Mariana B. Menegat, K. Capps, H. Williams, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, R. G. Amachawadi, T. G. Nagaraja, Michael D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, and Robert D. Goodband

Soil and Water Management

Soil Fertility

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Interaction of Seeding and Nitrogen Rate on Grain Sorghum Yield in Southwest Kansas
A. J. Foster, A. Schlegel, J. D. Holman, I. A. Ciampitti, C. Thompson, and Dorivar Ruiz Diaz

Southeast Agricultural Research Center

Southwest Research-Extension Center

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Interaction of Seeding and Nitrogen Rate on Grain Sorghum Yield in Southwest Kansas
A. J. Foster, A. Schlegel, J. D. Holman, I. A. Ciampitti, C. Thompson, and D. Ruiz Diaz

Soybean

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Soybean: Genetic Gain × Fertilizer Nitrogen Interaction
O. Ortez, F. Salvagiotti, Eric Adee, J. Enrico, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Soybean: Evaluation of Inoculation
T. M. Albuquerque, O. Ortez, G. I. Carmona, and I. A. Ciampitti

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On-Farm Research: Use of Satellite Imagery Data on Soybean Production
M. N. Gutierrez, S. Varela, N. Peralta, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Planting Date by Maturity Group in Kansas: 2016 Season and Three-Year Summary
I. A. Ciampitti, O. Ortez, D. E. Shoup, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, Gretchen Sassenrath, and G. Cramer

Sow Nutrition and Management

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Effect of Calsporin on Nursing Piglet Growth Performance and Fecal Microflora
Mariana B. Menegat, C. M. Vier, H. S. Cemin, D. Shawk, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and Robert D. Goodband

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Effect of Sow Lactation Crate Size on Litter Performance and Survivability
L. L. Thomas, K. F. Coble, C. W. Hastad, Michael D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, Robert D. Goodband, J. M. DeRouchey, and J. C. Woodworth

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Validation of Individual Computerized Sow Feeding Systems in Lactation
G. E. Nichols, K. M. Gourley, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, Michael D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, Robert D. Goodband, and H. L. Frobose

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The Effects of Feeding Benzoic Acid and Essential Oils on Sows and Litter Performance
M. T. Thayer, J. L. Nelssen, A. Langemeier, J. Morton, Zhining Ou, and J. R. Bergstrom

Sunflower

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Irrigated Sunflowers in Northwest Kansas: Productivity and Canopy Formation
F. Lamm, R. M. Aiken, A. A. AbouKheira, and G. J. Seiler

Swine Health and Disease Management

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Genome Diversity and Molecular Detection of PRRS Field Strains and Vaccine Strains, and PCV3 and PCV2 Strains
Y. Wang, F. Yuan, X. Liu, W. Zheng, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, K. Yoon, L. Peddireddi, Y. Fang, Gary Anderson, and J. Bai

Weather

Weed Science

Wheat

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Timing and Positioning of Simulated Hail Damage Effects on Wheat Yield in Kansas
R. Lollato, B. R. Jaenisch, R. Maeoka, A. de Oliveira Silva, and C. Sciarresi

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Optimum Seeding Rate for Different Wheat Varieties in Kansas
R. Lollato, G. Cramer, A. K. Fritz, and G. Zhang

Full Reports

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Kansas Field Research 2017
Kansas State University