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A global challenge requires a world leader

Kansas State University already is a global leader among universities for our research in animal health, plant science and food safety and food security. Now we're using our expertise to support the world's food systems.


Researchers develop detailed genetic map of world wheat varieties
Researchers have produced the first haplotype map of wheat that provides detailed description of genetic differences in a worldwide sample of wheat lines. This is an important foundation for future improvements in wheat around the world.

University develops detection test for subclinical mastitis in dairy cows
Kansas State University researchers have developed a nanotechnology platform that positively identifies mastitis in dairy cattle earlier and for less cost than current technologies on the market. Mastitis is a disease that inflames and hardens the udder tissue of dairy cows, reducing milk production and altering milk composition. It is the most common disease in U.S. dairy cattle and costs the U.S. dairy industry more than $2 billion annually in loses.

A Growing Interest in Forage Sorghum
A K-State Research and Extension agent discusses how continued research on sorghum could help cattle producers diversify their feedstuffs.

Kansas State, General Mills allot $400,000 to develop new wheat varieties
Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state's farmers and consumers worldwide.


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