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Wet year brings disease challenges, more research

A plant pathologist says the unusually wet spring has brought some crop disease challenges.  Dr. Damon Smith from the University of Wisconsin tells Brownfield one disease has affected many fields. “Pythium has been showing up. Pythium is one of these organisms that we call... Read More.

Conditions ripe for crop disease

Conditions are ripe for crop diseases as summer heat intensifies. University of Minnesota Extension crops educator Angie Peltier says plant pathogens favor a wet start to the growing season. “Oftentimes for these multi-cyclic diseases, think frogeye leaf spot in soybean, you get lesions forming... Read More.

Foreign animal disease on pork producers minds

Foreign animal disease (FAD) preparedness remains a top priority for the nation’s pork industry.   Trish Cook is a pork producer in eastern Iowa… “Being diligent every day.”  She says, “You can’t take a day off from having good bio-security because you’re only as strong as... Read More.

KDHE Awards 17 Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Community Grantees

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) Community Health Promotion program is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chronic Disease Risk Reduction (CDRR) Community Grant. In total, the SFY 2024 CDRR program covers: 17 grantees, 29 counties and... Read More.