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Horticulture 2015 Newsletter
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  • Video of the Week:  Harvesting Lettuce
  • Upcoming Events
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • Controlling Yellow Nutsedge in Lawns
  • Recent Rains Trigger Mushroom Development
  • Control of Prostrate Spurge
  • Fireblight on Apple and Pear
  • Vein Pocket Galls on Oak
  • Iris Bacterial Soft Rot

  • Video of the Week:  Tips on Applying Mulch
  • 'Staggering' Sweetcorn Planting
  • Thinning Excess  Fruit
  • Cabbage Worms
  • Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt
  • 17-Year Cicadas: 2015 is the Year
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer

  • Video of the Week: Hydrangea: Macrophylla
  • Peaches and Apricots
  • Fruit Sprays and Spray Water pH
  • Protecting New Vegetable Transplants from Wind
  • Rabbits in the Garden
  • Family Heritage Gardening
  • Ash Sawfly
  • Elm Pocket Gall
  • Aphids
  • Blackspot of Roses

  • Video of the Week:  Supertunias Grow Big
  • Fertilize Irrigation Cool-Season Lawns in May
  • Controlling Wild Violets in Lawns
  • Fertilizing Grapes
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain
  • Sweet Corn Primer
  • Field Bindweed Control
  • Leaves and Seed Pods from Last Season Didn't Fall
  • Asparagus Beetles
  • Brownheaded Ash Sawflies

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Vegetables in Containers
  • Setting out Tomatoes Early
  • Help for New Vegetable Gardeners
  • Fertilizing Strawberries and Brambles
  • Fertilizing Blueberries
  • Eliminating Unwanted Fruit from Trees
  • Skip the Detergent
  • Poison Ivy Identification and Control

  • Video of the Week: Easy to Make: Row Planting Tool
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops
  • Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Borers on Pines
  • Carpenter Bees
  • Termites or Ants
  • Controlling Broadleaf Weeds in Lawns in the Spring
  • Use a String Line and Planting Board

  • Video of the Week:  Crabgrass Prevention in Lawns
  • Seeding Cool-Season Lawns in the Spring
  • Blanching Cauliflower
  • Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard
  • Ants in the Home
  • First Generation Nantucket Pine Tip Moth
  • Butterfly Gardening
  • Setting Up Water Teepees


March 31, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Self-Watering Planter Saves Time
  • Starting Tomatoes Early
  • Herbicides for Home Vegetable Gardens
  • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
  • How Low Should You Go?
  • Brown Coloration and Junipers
  • Laying Plastic Mulch
  • Organic Sources of Nitrogen Fertilizers
  • Eastern Tent Caterpillars

March 24, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Caring for Knockout Roses
  • Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Preventing Weeds in Flower Beds
  • Asparagus Time
  • Apple Tree Sprays
  • Frost Tolerance of Apricots and Peaches
  • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

March 17, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Pruning Fruit Trees
  • Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
  • Frost Proof Vegetable Plants
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
  • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus
  • Pruning Hybrid-Tea Roses
  • Breaking the Pine Wilt Cycle
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem


March 10, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Pruning Grape Vines
  • Time to Plant Potatoes Approaching
  • Rhubarb
  • Pruning Raspberries and Blackberries
  • Managing Turf in Shade
  • Ten Rules for Planting Trees
  • Adding Organic Matter in the Spring


March 3, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Growing Asparagus
  • Bolting and Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
  • Strawberry Mulch Removal
  • Fertilizing Perennial Flowers
  • Seven-son Flower
  • Cut Back Ornamentals
  • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
  • Video of the Week:  Soil Testing
  • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
  • Lawn Calendar for Buffalograss
  • Growing Blueberries
  • Blueberries in Containers
  • Cure the Itch by Planting Peas
  • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  • Don't Work Wet Soil
  • Repotting Houseplants


February 17, 2015

  • Video of the Week: Grow Light - How to Make
  • Planting Asparagus
  • Lettuce
  • What Fruit Trees to Plant?
  • An Easy Way to Propagate Houseplants
  • Soil Tests When Soils are Wet
  • Leaching Houseplants

February 10, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Succulents and Cacti: How to Water
  • Handling Tips for Valentine's Day Roses
  • Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses
  • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Soil Testing
  • What a Soil Test Does Not Tell You
  • "Selling at Farmer's Market" Webinar for KSRE Professionals Archived

February 3, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Tips for Growing Blueberries
  • Approaching Time for Peach Leaf Curl Control
  • Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
  • Pruning Fruit Trees
  • Pruning Young Fruit Trees
  • Rabbit Resistant Flowers
  • Tomato Test:  Fruit Size
  • Check Plants for Scale Insects
  • Local Seed Sources (Addendum)

January 27, 2015


January 20, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Flower Bed Design
  • Upcoming Events
  • Fruit Trees and Frost
  • Start Trees Off Right
  • All-American Selection Winners for 2015
  • Bird Feeding
  • Growing Your Own Firewood
  • Bringing Houseplants Down to Size


January 13, 2015

  • Video of the Week:  Palms, Indoor Care
  • How Much Can a Vegetable Garden Save in Food Costs?
  • Sources for Tomato Seed
  • Call for Local Sources of Vegetable Seed
  • "Selling at Farmer's Markets" Webinar for KSRE Professionals
  • Newer Fluorescent Lights Available for Indoor Gardeners
  • Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service


January 6, 2015

  • Video of the week:  Succulent Plants for your Home
  • Great Plains Growers Conference
  • Horticulture Newsletter Now Available in Blog Format
  • Starting Onion Plants Indoors
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Vegetable and Flower Seeding Table
  • Forcing Paperwhite Bulbs
  • Starting Transplants from Seed
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