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Archive for Monday, October 7, 2013

40 years ago: Recent rains, sun prove damaging to milo crop

October 7, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 7, 1973:

  • Heavy rains followed by a few brief days of sunshine were reported to have caused extensive damage to the state's milo crop. Paul Gabriel, grain manager at the Farmer's Co-Op Association, said that the milo had begun sprouting new heads, which increased its moisture content, making it impossible to store and possibly damaging its nutritional value. A state agricultural official explained that it was not unusual for milo to begin sprouting a new head after the first one was mature, and that the grain's quality depended on the farmer being able to harvest it at exactly the right time, before the secondary sprouting occurred.
  • Workers were laying sod this week at the east end of the new Wescoe Hall on the Kansas University campus. It was the final step in changing that area of the lawn from a muddy construction site to a finished area.

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