July 2015 News
Genetic Improvement for the Beef Herd: Focus of eBEEF.org
The new website provides a one-stop location for beef producers to access reliable genetics and genomics information.
Choosing the right variety for next year's wheat crop
A new K-State Research and Extension report shows how wheat varieties fared in combatting diseases and insects this year.
Food safety expert explains food labels and their regulations
A Kansas State University food safety specialist explains some terms on food labels that are federally regulated and which lack a clear definition.
Research shows that genomics can match plant variety to climate stresses
A new study on the genomic signatures of adaptation in crop plants can help predict how crop varieties respond to stress from their environments. It is the first study to document that these genomic signatures of adaptation can help identify plants that will do well under certain stresses, such drought or toxic soils. Findings can help sorghum breeders have better predictions of what sorghum varieties will thrive in an environment and in the forecasted weather for a growing season.
Evolution study finds recent agricultural pest stems from one fly generation's big genetic shift
A new study involving a Kansas State University entomologist reveals that the genes of a fruit fly that has plagued American apple producers for more than 150 years is the result of an extremely rapid evolutionary change.
Label lingo: Food scientist explains how trans fat removal will affect food industry
The FDA has given food companies three years to remove artificial trans fat from their products, but a Kansas State University food scientist explains most companies have already made the adjustment.