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K-State Research and Extension
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

May 23, 2023

Extension Updates

Submitted by Mark Stadtlander

Kansas Corn Yield Contest, High-Yield Management 2022. MF3463. Ana Carcedo and Ignacio Ciampitti. Kansas Corn, with K-State Research and Extension, conducts an annual yield contest open to all active members of the Kansas Corn Growers Association. This document summarizes the 2022 entries.

Stratiolaelaps scimitus: Biological Control Agent of Fungus Gnats and the Western Flower Thrips, MF3632. Raymond Cloyd. This publication new discusses the biology, behavior, commercial availability, and use of S. scimitus in greenhouses.

Neoseiulus cucumeris: Biological Control Agent of the Western Flower Thrip, MF3633. Raymond Cloyd. This publication discusses the biology, behavior, commercial availability, use in greenhouses, and quality assessment of N. cucumeris.

Chain Saws — Safety, Operation, Tree Felling Techniques, MF2103. Eric Ward. Minor updates to this guide on safely using a chain saw.

Small-Scale Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Habitat Development in Kansas, MF3290. Anthony Zukoff. Minor updates to this guide to developing habitats for pollinators in Kansas.