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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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2012 National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Tall Fescue Test: 2017 Data
Linda R. Parsons, Michael J. Shelton, Megan M. Kennelly, Jason J. Griffin, and Jared A. Hoyle

Agricultural Research Center-Hays

Beef Cattle Management

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Trends in Beef Calf Lots by Single Breed Sire Groups Marketed via Video Auction from 2010 Through July 14, 2017
E. D. McCabe, M. E. King, K. E. Fike, K. L. Hill, G. M. Rogers, and K. G. Odde

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Trends in Source and Age Verification for Beef Calves Sold via Summer Video Auction from 2010 Through 2017
E. D. McCabe, M. E. King, K. E. Fike, K. L. Hill, G. M. Rogers, and K. G. Odde

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Bio-economic Model Predicts Economic Values for Beef Production
W. S. Leal, R. F. Costa, L. L. Cardoso, F. S. Mendonça, F. F. Cardoso, M. J. Yokoo, and R. L. Weaber

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Feet and Leg Traits are Moderately to Lowly Heritable in Red Angus Cattle
L. K. Giess, B. R. Jensen, R. L. Weaber, J. M. Bormann, and W. A. Fiske

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Restricting Intake and Increasing Energy Improves Efficiency in Newly Received Growing Cattle and Zelnate Has No Effect
T. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, E. Titgemeyer, G. A. Hanzlicek, Christopher Vahl, T. G. Nagaraja, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, and Dale Blasi

Beef Cattle Reproduction

Canola

Cattle Nutrition

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Increased Dietary Energy in Limit-fed Diets Does Not Affect Immune Function, Inflammation, or Stress, but Health Status Does
T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, E. C. Titgemeyer, G. A. Hanzlicek, Christopher Vahl, T. G. Nagaraja, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, and Dale Blasi

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Syngenta Enhanced Feed Corn (Enogen) Containing an Alpha Amylase Expression Trait Improves Feed Efficiency in Growing Calf Diets
M. A. Johnson, T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, C. S. Weibert, J. S. Garzon, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, E. D. Watson, and Dale Blasi

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Wet Distiller’s Grains and Wet Corn Gluten with Dry-Rolled or Whole-Shelled Corn in High-Energy Limit-Fed Diets Do Not Affect Growing Cattle Performance
T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, E. C. Titgemeyer, G. A. Hanzlicek, Christopher Vahl, T. G. Nagaraja, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, and Dale Blasi

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Total Tract Dry Matter Digestibility and Proportions of Ruminal Propionate Are Increased in High-Energy Limit-Fed Diets Based Primarily on Wet Corn Gluten Feed
T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, E. C. Titgemeyer, G. A. Hanzlicek, Christopher Vahl, T. G. Nagaraja, K. T. Cavalli, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, and Dale Blasi

Corn

Cropping and Tillage Systems

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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

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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

Cropping Systems Research

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Growth, Forage Quality, and Economics of Cover Crop Mixes for Grazing
J. K. Farney, G. F. Sassenrath, C. Davis, and DeAnn Presley

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Soil Health Profile in Claypan Soils
C. J. Hsiao, G. F. Sassenrath, C. Rice, G. Hettiarachchi, and L. Zeglin

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Electrical Resistivity Tomography of Claypan Soils in Southeastern Kansas
M. A. Mathis II, S. E. Tucker-Kulesza, and G. F. Sassenrath

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Crop Production Summary, Southeast Kansas – 2017
G. F. Sassenrath, L. Mengarelli, J. Lingenfelser, X. Lin, and D. E. Shoup

Dairy Cattle: Dairy Foods

Dairy Cattle: Economics

Dairy Cattle: Foreword

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Foreword
B. Bradford

Dairy Cattle: Nutrition and Feeding

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Productivity of a Triticale and Crimson Clover Winter Cover Crop for Dairies
K. Olagaray, C. Takiya, M. Scheffel, T. Brown, J. S. Stevenson, D. H. Min, and B. Bradford

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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

Dairy Cattle: Physiology and Management

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, M. 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, C. Vahl, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, and J. M. DeRouchey

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Cleaning Reduces Mycotoxin Contamination in Corn
A. Yoder, M. 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, M. D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, R. 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, M. D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, R. 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, M. D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, R. 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, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, and R. 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

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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Evaluating Teff Grass as a Summer Forage
J. M. Davidson, D. Min, R. M. Aiken, and G. J. Kluitenberg

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Reducing the Wheat Yield Gap Through Variety-Specific Management
A. de Oliveira Silva, A. K. Fritz, and R. P. Lollato

Meat Science

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Marbling Texture Does Not Affect Muscle Fiber Type of Beef Strip Loin Steaks
E. A. Rice, K. R. Vierck, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

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Marbling Texture Has No Effect on Collagen Characteristics
B. A. Olson, K. R. Vierck, J. M. Gonzalez, J. A. Noel, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

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Consumer Juiciness Acceptability Supports the Beef Marbling Insurance Theory
L. N. Drey, K. R. Vierck, L. L. Prill, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, J. L. Vipham, 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, M. D. Tokach, J. C. Woodworth, R. 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, R. D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth, M. 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, M. D. Tokach, R. 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, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. M. DeRouchey, and R. D. Goodband

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

Southeast Agricultural Research Center: Soil and Water Management

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 Evaluation of Inoculation: A Three-Year Summary
M. A. Secchi, T. M. Albuquerque, O. A. Ortez, G. I. Carmona, J. Kimball, E. A. Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Effect of Management Practices on Double-Crop Soybean Yields
D. S. S. Hansel, J. Kimball, D. E. Shoup, and I. A. Ciampitti

Sow Nutrition and Management

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Effect of Calsporin on Nursing Piglet Growth Performance and Fecal Microflora
M. B. Menegat, C. M. Vier, H. S. Cemin, D. Shawk, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and R. 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, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. 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, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. 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, Z. 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, G. Anderson, and J. Bai

Weather

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Field Station Weather Reports
E. A. Adee and M. C. Knapp

Weed Science

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Variable Response of Kochia Accessions to Dicamba and Fluroxypyr in Western Kansas
V. Kumar, P. W. Stahlman, R. Currie, R. Engel, and G. Boyer

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