Kansas researchers find gene for resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus

In Southwest Farm Press

by Pat Melgares

Kansas State University researchers have identified a gene that will provide resistance to the wheat streak mosaic virus, a disease that is currently causing economic losses in Kansas fields.

Bernd Friebe, a research professor with the Wheat Genetic Resources Center in the Department of Plant Pathology said the Wsm3 gene is just the third gene known to provide resistance to the virus – and the first that can do so at outdoor temperatures of 75 degrees Fahrenheit and higher. Continue reading

Agroecosystem Landscape Ecology position open at Kansas State

General Description of Position:

The Department of Entomology at Kansas State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (12-month, Tenure Track) position in Agroecosystem Landscape Ecology.

Anticipated start date is January 1, 2018, but negotiable. Continue reading

Postdoc position in remote sensing – Kansas State

Appointment: 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), term, non-tenure track position. Annual renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Salary: $39,000-42,000/year (negotiable based on experience) plus benefits

Starting Date: May 1, 2016 Continue reading