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June 2015 News  


NBAF summit convenes, focuses on serving animal health and food safety

One-hundred and fifty key leaders met in Manhattan, Kansas, to discuss the future research activities and operations of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF.

Biosecurity Research Institute offers biocontainment research basics
Training is not a quick undertaking at Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute — by design.

Nutritionist comments on new FDA trans fat regulations
Mary Meck Higgins, a Kansas State University associate professor of human nutrition and an expert in food and nutrition, offers insight on the new FDA trans fat regulations.

Scientists discover temperature's role in Palmer amaranth control
A mystery has been solved by Kansas State University scientists, and as a result agricultural producers struggling to control one of the toughest weeds around will benefit.

Common interests, water challenges bring Pakistanis to Kansas
Nine Pakistani farmers, industry and government representatives who traveled to Kansas and Colorado in May on an 11-day educational trip hosted by Kansas State University. The training was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development in partnership with World Learning.

Study: With proper care, contaminated urban soils are safe for gardening
A six-year study indicates that crops grown in contaminated urban soils present little to no risk for people eating those crops when gardeners have followed best practices.

Collaboration of citrus greening researchers begins 5-year plan to save citrus
A Kansas State University-led group of researchers has teamed up to develop a therapeutic treatment for citrus greening disease, a bacterial infection that threatens the future of the U.S. citrus industry. The team is taking a multifaceted approach to stopping the disease.

Nutritionist looks at proposed changes to child care meal guidelines
A Kansas State University nutritionist explains the proposed changes to meal guidelines in child care and adult care settings and why this is positive for both the health of those being served and the health of the care providers' business.

Center for Outcomes Research and Education receives USDA grant to study risk management strategies for reducing effects of bovine respiratory disease complex
A multidisciplinary Kansas State University research team will use a nearly $500,000 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study risk strategies to reduce the health and economic effects of bovine respiratory disease complex in commercial feeder cattle.