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Horticulture 2014 Newsletter
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JULY

July 29, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Planting a Fall Garden
  • Leaf Scorch on Maples
  • Peony "Measles"
  • Cicada Killer Wasps
  • Velvet Ants
  • Grasshoppers
  • Spider Mites
  • Squash Vine Borer

 

July 22, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Spider Mites
  • Turfgrass Field Day
  • Tomato Cracking
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Watering Fruit Plants During the Summer
  • Prop Up Fruit Tree Limbs if Needed
  • Tan or White Drupelets on Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit
  • Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • A Case for Screens
  • Blister Beetles

 

July 15, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  When to Pick Tomatoes
  • Dividing Iris
  • Blossom-End Rot
  • Bark Shedding
  • Walnut Caterpillars
  • Flatid Planthoppers
  • Squash Bug Control

July 8, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Common Tomato Problems, Part 2
  • Bermudagrass Control
  • Slime Mold
  • Hornworms on Tomatoes
  • Weird Squash, Cucumbers, or Melons
  • Raccoons and Sweetcorn
  • Fall Gardening:  Cole Crops
  • When to Pick Blackberries
  • White-lined Sphinx Caterpillar

 

July 1, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Common Tomato Problems
  • Upcoming Events
  • Pulling Onions
  • Harvesting Potatoes
  • Bumps on Tomato Stems
  • Sweet Corn Earworm
  • Grub Control
  • Checking for a Healthy Root System in a Potted Plant
JUNE

June 24, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Harvesting and Storing Onions
  • Upcoming Events
  • Vegetables Produce Flowers But No Fruit
  • Strawberry Bed Renewal
  • One Plant, Two Plants, Red Plant, Blue Plant: Dr. Seuss-Inspired Gardening
  • Chiggers
  • New Publications Available
  • Stinkhorn Mushrooms

 

June 17, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Eggplant: When to Harvest
  • Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
  • Onions Developing
  • Rose Rosette
  • Herbicide Damage to Trees, Shrubs and Gardens
  • Squash Bugs
  • Hackberry Caterpillar Butterflies
  • Elm Flea Weevil in Kansas
  • Recent Rains Trigger Mushrooms

 

June 10, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Bacterial Spot on Peach Trees
  • Upcoming Events
  • Pruning Storm Damaged Trees
  • Rust on Hollyhock
  • New Potatoes
  • Mulching Garden Crops
  • Do Not Over-Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Fruit Reminders
  • Lecanium Scale
  • Now is the Time to "Nail" Those Bagworms

 

June 3, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Poison Ivy: Check for Leaves of Three
  • Little Barley in Lawns
  • Sidedressing Annual Flowers
  • Iris Leaf Scorch
  • How Healthy is My Tree?
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Bristly Rose Slug
  • Oak Vein Galls

 
MAY

May 27, 2014

  • Video of the Week: Harvesting Lettuce
  • Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
  • Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns 
  • Too Wet to Mow the Lawn 
  • Mulching Tomatoes 
  • Side-dressing Chart Available
  • Bagworms - 2014 
  •  Helping Roundup (Glyphosate) Products Work  

May 20, 2014

  • Video of the Week: Stake and Weave Tomatoes
  • Controlling Yellow Nutsedge in Lawns
  • 'Staggering' Sweetcorn Plantings
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillar
  • A Flurry of Wings? "Miller Moths"
  • Ladybird Beetles
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer

May 13, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Plants Vertically
  • Upcoming Events
  • How Low Should You Mow?
  • Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt
  • Fireblight on Apple and Pear
  • Winter Damage to Woody Plants
  • Flea Beetles on Strawberries
  • Colorado Potato Beetle
  • Iris Soft Rot
  • Sterilizing Container Garden Pots

 

May 6, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Selecting the Best Transplant
  • Protecting New Vegetable Transplants from the Wind
  • Fertilizing Grapes
  • Fruit Sprays and Spray Water pH
  • Cabbage Worms
  • Asparagus Beetles
  • Clover Mites
  • Rabbits in the Garden
APRIL

April 29, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Fertilizing Your Garden
  • Fertilize Irrigated Cool-Season Lawns in May
  • Controlling Wild Violets in Lawns
  • New Fruit Trees, How Long to Bear?
  • Sweet Corn Primer
  • Termites or Ants
  • Ash Sawfly
  • Nantucket Pine Tip Moth
  • Field Bindweed Control
  • New Publications Available

April 22, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Veggies in Pots:  Selecting the Right Size
  • Setting Out Tomatoes Early
  • Fertilizing Strawberries and Brambles
  • Fertilizing Blueberries
  • Blackspot of Roses
  • Impact of Winter Starting to be Noticeable on Evergreen Trees
  • Poison Ivy Identification and Control

April 15, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Easy to Make: Row Planting Tool
  • Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Orchardgrass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Controlling Grassy Sandbur
  • Checking for Fruit Bud Damage
  • Fruit Bud Damage from Cold Temperatures
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
  • Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Borers on Pines?
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

April 8, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Crabgrass Prevention in Lawns
  • Blanching Cauliflower
  • Starting Tomatoes Early
  • Setting Up Water Teepees
  • Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp
  • Top 10 Spring Flowering Shrubs
  • Laying Plastic Mulch
  • Us a String Line and Planting Board
  • Video of the Week:  Making Your Own Seed Tape
  • Seeding Cool-Season Lawns in the Spring
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops
  • Herbicides for Vegetables
  • Planting Peaches Correction
  • Apple Tree Sprays
  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard
  • Correcting Iron Chlorosis in Trees
  • Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils

 

MARCH

March 25, 2014

  • Video of the week:  Stretching Your Food Dollars: What to Plant
  • Asparagus Time
  • When Fruit Plants Arrive
  • How Low Should You Go?
  • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
  • Ten Rules for Planting Trees
  • Applying Organic Mulch in the Spring
  • Video of the Week:  Strawberries: Removing Mulch
  • Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
  • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus
  • Pruning Fruit Trees Now
  • Pruning Young Fruit Trees
  • Strawberry Planting and Mulch Removal
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

March 11, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Pruning Grape Vines
  • Frost Proof Vegetable Plants
  • Onions, Cabbage and Broccoli Can be Planted Soon
  • Rhubarb
  • Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries
  • Pruning Hybrid Tea Roses
  • Managing Turf in Shade
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion & Star-of-Bethlehem

March 4, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Asparagus
  • Lawn Calendar for Buffalograss
  • Bolting and Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
  • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Fertilizing Perennial Flowers
  • Compost Turning
  • Gardening with Kids
FEBRUARY

February 25, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Hotbeds and Coldframes
  • Growing Blueberries
  • Blueberries in Containers
  • Late Blooming and Frost Resistant Peach Trees
  • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
  • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  • Repotting Houseplants
  • Don't Work Too Wet Soil
 
  • Video of the Week:  Building a Raised Bed Garden
  • Planting Asparagus
  • Lettuce
  • Multiple Grafts on Apple Trees
  • What Fruit Trees to Plant?
  • Tips for Gardeners New to Growing Transplants
  • An Easy Way to Propagate Houseplants
  • Soil Tests When Soils are Wet
  • Video of the Week:  Composting: Choosing a Bin
  • Tomato Grafting Workshop
  • Lawn Calendar for Cool-season Grasses
  • Fertilizing Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Soil Testing
  • Video of the Week:  Tips for Growing Blueberries
  • Approaching Time for Peach Leaf Curl Control
  • Some Fruit Trees Need Pollinators
  • Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
  • Fungus Gnats
  • Check Plants for Scale Insects
  • Leaching Houeplants
 
JANUARY

January 28, 2014

  •     Video of the Week:  Paperwhites for Winter Fragrance
  •     Cloning Apple Trees
  •     Rabbit Resistant Flowers
  •     Use a Planting Calendar
  •     Tomatoes, Part 3
  •     Winter Damage to Broadleaved Evergreens
  •     Plants Recommended for Kansas
  •     Collect Scion Wood Now

January 21, 2014

  • Video of the Week:  Secret Garden Design Elements
  • Winter Hardiness of Fruit Plants
  • Tomato Test Part 2
  • Start Trees Off Right
  • Bird Feeding
  • Bringing Houseplants Down to Size
  • Growing Your Own Firewood

January 14, 2014

  • Video of the Week: Flower Bed Design
  • Horticulture 2013 Indexed
  • RetailWorks:  Spring Training for Garden Centers - January 29
  • How Much Can a Vegetable Garden Save in Food Costs?
  • Tomato Test:  Yield and Weight of Fruit
  • Newer Fluorescent Lights Available for Indoor Gardeners
  • Now is a Good Time to Design Your Landscape
  • Plants for Winter Interest
  • All-America Selections Winners for 2014

January 7, 2014

  • Upcoming Events
  • Horticulture 2013 Indexed
  • Video of the Week: Easy to Make Grow Light
  • Starting Plants from Seed
  • Vegetables and Flowers Seeding Table
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service
 


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