Plantorama is a weekly five-minute interview with horticultural specialists at Kansas State University, covering timely topics in: home lawn care; vegetable, fruit and flower gardening; landscape design and ornamental plant care; indoor plant care; and horticultural pest control.
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|06-23-17||BAGWORMS AND SQUASH BUGS– K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd urges homeowners to take action against bagworms on landscape evergreens and squash bugs in the garden.||Cloyd 06-23|
|06-16-17||VEGETABLE STORM DAMAGE– K-State vegetable production specialist Cary Rivard says following a few basic management steps can usually put weather-damaged vegetables back on the road to productivity.||Rivard 06-16|
|06-09-17||RENOVATING STRAWBERRY BEDS– K-State horticulturist Ward Upham outlines the recommended renovation steps, and the follow-up strawberry bed maintenance growers should conduct now that the garden harvest is over for most growers.||Upham 06-09|
|06-02-17||OVERLY WET SOILS– K-State horticulturist Ward Upham says overly saturated soil from persistent rainfall has resulted in some potential concerns that might need to be addressed.||Upham 06-02|
|05-26-17||MORE LANDSCAPE INSECTS– K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd advises homeowners to be on lookout for scale insects on landscape ornamentals and a saw fly that attacks flowering roses.||Cloyd 05-26|
|05-19-17||LANDSCAPE INSECT PESTS– Insect activity in home landscapes is hitting full stride. K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd suggests homeowners pay special attention to their elm trees, evergreens and euonymus.||Cloyd 05-19|
|05-12-17||PINE NEEDLE PROBLEMS – Some Kansas homeowners are reporting the needles on their landscape pine trees are partly turning brown. K-State plant disease specialist Judy O’Mara thinks that could be a concern.||Omara 05-12|
|05-05-17||ASPARAGUS AND RHUBARB– K-State horticulturist Ward Upham discusses harvest management for asparagus and rhubarb.||Upham 05-05|
|04-28-17||PINE TREE CONCERNS - K-State horticultural entomologist Raymond Cloyd says pine needle scale and the larval form of the pine saw fly are showing up on landscape pine trees.||Cloyd 04-28|
|04-21-17||ROUNDUP FOR LAWNS– K-State turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle urges homeowners to be careful when using “Roundup for Lawns” to avoid purchasing a traditional Roundup product that could kill their lawn.||Hoyle 04-21|
|04-14-17||ORNAMENTAL SHRUB CARE– Dennis Patton offers tips on fertilizing, pruning and weeding ornamental shrubs.||Patton-04-14|
|04-07-17||SPRING LAWN CARE - K-State Research and Extension turfgrass specialist Jared Hoyle discusses early spring fertilization and grassy weed control.||Hoyle 04-07|