Assist Kansas gardeners, both commercial and in the home, in making the best choices for their yards and gardens.
May 2017 Stories
Home gardening: Now’s the time to mulch tomatoes
Horticulturist outlines dos and don’ts
Butler County farmer thriving after adding high tunnels to business
Griggs Bros. Farms helps to spur area’s interest in local food production
Kansas State University continues to lead effort to battle citrus greening
Devastating disease has cost billions in lost revenue
March 2017 Stories
Hummer heaven: New list of recommended flowers includes a treat for hummingbirds
Prairie Star Flower list reveals latest recommended flowers for Kansas.
January 2017 Stories
- After the ice storm: Tending to damaged trees
After the ice storm that struck Kansas last weekend, many people – especially in the middle of the state – are dealing with damaged trees.
December 2016 Stories
- Selecting and maintaining the perfect poinsettia
A Kansas State University gardening expert offers information to help select and keep your poinsettias looking their best.
November 2016 Stories
Put that garden debris to work this fall by composting
Information to improve your compost long after the leaves have fallen.
Asian lady beetles are on the march, right into Kansans’ homes
K-State specialist gives tips to fight the insect.
- Itch mites continue to thrive, infuriate
Much is still unknown about these tiny pests.
August 2016 Stories
- Continue the benefits of vegetable gardening into the fall
Tips to help make the most of fall gardening.
Spotlight on turf, flowers and veggies at Horticulture Night in Hays
Evening event Sept. 20 will focus on low water use turf and flower and vegetable trials
July 2016 Stories
- Annual K-State Olathe Horticulture Center Field Day is July 30
Attendees will hear the latest in vegetable, flower and turfgrass research and production
June 2016 Stories
Shop safe at farmers' markets
A food safety specialist explains considerations for consumers.
Manage landscape, vegetable crop irrigation systems to ensure maximum efficiency
A K-State landscape management specialist highlights aspects of irrigation systems that people need to be aware of to improve efficiency and avoid wasting water.
May 2016 Stories
Helpful tips for managing the home landscape
Information to help your lawn and garden look its best, including the creatures to watch out for.
April 2016 Stories
Gardening: one activity, many benefits
Information to help make the most of your garden in 2016
March 2016 Stories
Spring into greener lawns
Information to help your lawn look its best
Certain food labeling and marketing claims can be misleading
A food safety expert explains how terms such as "natural" and "healthy" aren't regulated.
Some pollinator-friendly flowers make new Prairie Star list
Annual flowers have performed well in Kansas trials for two years.
Kansas State University specialist is part of new regional center for food safety training
K-State’s Nwadike will join Iowa State in business-focused effort
February 2016 Stories
Planning this year’s garden: Time to start seeding cool-season crops indoors
K-State horticulturalists recommend using a planting calendar.
January 2016 Stories
December 2015 Stories
Great Plains Growers Conference celebrates 20 years educating Midwest fresh fruit and vegetable farmers
Conference will play a role in K-State’s support of a new producer cooperative.
Keep the holiday spirit alive with poinsettias
K-State horticulturist gives tips
October 2015 Stories
August 2015 Stories
Horticulture Field Day Planned Aug. 27 in Colby
Flowers, trees and other horticulture topics specific to northwest Kansas will be in focus at Kansas State University’s 2015 Horticulture Field Day.
July 2015 Stories
It’s Time to Divide Bearded Iris
K-State horticulturist outlines a few easy steps.
- K-State Olathe Horticulture Center Field Day is July 25
May 2015 Stories
- Farmers Market Resource Available
Publication Designed to Help New and Veteran Kansas Vendors
April 2015 Stories
- K-State Researchers Win Award in Horticultural Education
Kimberly Williams and Joshua Craver received the American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Education Publication Award for 2014.