University of Kansas Field Station
The Native Medicinal Plant Research Program -- a collaboration between the Kansas Biological Survey and the KU Department of Medicinal Chemistry -- will receive three years of funding through KU's Strategic Initiative Grant program. The grant program, which is designed to invest in promising research projects, will provide support for researchers to continue efforts aimed at discovering and commercializing plant-based drugs and other therapies for the prevention and treatment of several forms of cancer.
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July 24, 2012 in Education, Native plants, Prairie
June 17, 2012 in Education, Native plants, Prairie, Special events
August 2, 2011 in Agriculture, Grasslands, Native plants, Prairie, Workshops
The KU Field Station, in conjunction with K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a workshop on the biology and control of Sericea Lespedeza on Thursday, September 1, 2011, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Armitage Education Center, 350 Wild Horse Road, Lawrence. (Map and directions are available here )
Sericea Lespedeza is an exotic, invasive perennial plant that is spreading rapidly and doing damage in northeast Kansas. It threatens the tallgrass prairie ecosystem in many ways including potential impacts on livestock grazing and haying, water quality, wildlife habitat and native plant diversity, and economic stability.
Dr. Walter Fick, Associate Professor ...
August 31, 2010 in Prairie, Publications, Research
The Rockefeller Prairie, a 10-acre remnant of original prairie north of Lawrence at the University of Kansas Field Station, was featured in an article on prescribed burning in the Summer 2010 issue of KU Giving from the KU Endowment Association (link to article).