July 25 K-State Bedding Plant Field Day, Olathe
For more information, http://hnr.k-state.edu/events/KState%20Bedding%20Plant%20Field%20DayTuesday.pdf
You won’t want to miss our industry field day this year. Many cultivars in the trial are handling our growing conditions like champs. Over the winter we added drainage under the trial site and mounded the beds by 10-inches to eliminate problems we have had in the last few years with too much water from spring rains. Our efforts seem to be working.
Unfortunately, however, this is the last year for the Prairie Star Flowers program. We are proud of the bedding plant trial work we’ve done for horticultural industries in Kansas and surrounding states over the last 23 years. Certainly we are ending on a high note in 2017 with more than 500 cultivars submitted to the trial. Make sure to come and mark the ones you like.
July 29 Open House, K-State Research & Extension Center, Olathe
Come see the hottest and newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air-conditioned comfort and ice cold water while wandering the field trials. Learn about the latest and greatest before it ever hits the garden centers. It’s all here at the K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day.
It’s your chance to peek behind the scenes, talk with the experts and learn about the latest varieties and methods for achieving growing success. This year we are celebrating 20 years of the research center in its current location.
Admission is $5 per person, which includes ice cold bottled water, seminars, classes and demonstrations.
K-State Research and Extension horticulture research develops its list of recommended grasses, flowers or vegetable varieties through university research conducted in Olathe to determine what grows best in our landscapes.
August 3 Turf & Ornamentals Field Day, Wichita
The field day program is designed for all segments of the turf industry – lawn care, athletic fields, golf courses, and grounds maintenance. Included on the program are research presentations, problem diagnosis, commercial exhibitors, and equipment displays. There will be time to see current research, talk to the experts and get answers to your questions.
Pesticide recertification is available in 3A & 3B, as well as GCSAA education points.
For more information and to register, go to: