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Horticulture 2008 Newsletter

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December

December 17, 2008
     . Final Newsletter of the Season
     . Care of Gift Fruit Baskets
     . What To Do With the Christmas Tree After Christmas
     . Controlling Volunteer Trees


December 10, 2008
    
. Kansas Natural Resources Conference
     . Christmas Gift Ideas for Fruit Growers
     . Storing Potatoes in Cold Temperatures
     . Conservation Trees from the Kansas Forest Service


December 3, 2008
     . Upcoming Events
     . Amaryllis Culture
     . Don't Forget to Water Landscape Plants
     . Ice Melters
     . Storing Power Equipment for the Winter
     . Storing Pecans and Other Nuts
     . Ashes in the Garden
 

November


November 26, 2008

     . Choosing & Caring for Your Christmas Tree
     . Poinsettia Care
     . Garden Soil Prep - It's Not Too Late
     . Horseradish
     . Monitor Indoor Plant Temperatures


November 19, 2008
    
. Fall Care of Peonies
     . Winterizing Strawberry Plants
     . Knotweed Control


November 12, 2008
 
    . Dormant Seeding of Turfgrass
     . Lawns and Trees Leaves
     . Pruning Shrubs
     . Winterizing Roses
     . Soil Tests and Plant Growth
     . Draining Hoses & Irrigation Lines


November 5, 2008
     . Hardiness of Cool-Season Vegetables
     . Still Time to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
     . Perennial Garden Clean Up
     . Asian Lady Beetles

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October


October 29, 2008

    . Apply Nitrogen to Lawns in November
    . Control Broadleaf Weeds in Lawns Soon
    . Natural Needle Drop on Needled Evergreens
    . Winter Storage of Summer Bulbs
    . Clean up Iris Beds this Fall
    . Caring for Houseplants During the Winter


 

October 22, 2008
     . Upcoming Events
     . Should You Let Turf Grow Tall in the Fall?
     . Tucking Your Lawnmower in for the Winter
     . Why Late Lawn Seedings Often Fail
     . Garden Mums
     . Ash Seed Weevil

 


October 14, 2008
     . Reproducing Apple Trees
     . Small Acorn Crop
     . Stratification
     . Frost on Lawns
     . Millipede Invasion
     . Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles
 


October 8, 2008
     . The Last Tomatoes of the Season
     . Fall a Good Time for Soil Testing
     . Amending Soils with Sand
     . Work Garden Soil in theFall
     . Preserving Wood Tool Handles
 



October 1, 2008
     . Upcoming Events
     . Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
     . Questions on Ornamental Grasses
     . Planting Trees in the Fall
     . Keeping Your Pumpkin Longer
     . Fertilize Spring-Flowering Bulbs in October


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September


September 24, 2008

     . Kansas Turfgrass Conference
     . Lawn Seeding Deadline Nears
     . Harvesting Sweetpotatoes
     . Garlic Planting Time
     . Fruit Planting Preparation



September 17, 2008
     . Anthracnose on Maple
     . Grow a Mighty Oak From a Little Acorn!
     . Twig Girdlers
     . Ornamental Sweet Potatoes
     . Sooty Blotch & Fly Speck on Apple Fruit
     . Time to Plant Spring-flowering Bulbs
 



September 10, 2008
     . Overseeding a Lawn
     . Turfgrass Diseases
     . Asparagus and Rhubarb
     . Reblooming Christmas & Thanksgiving Cacti
     . Bagworms:  Is It Too Late to Treat?
     . Cicada Killer Wasps
     . Pine Pitch Moth
     . Leaching Houseplants
     . Moving Houseplants Inside for Winter
     . Harvesting and Curing Black Walnut
 


    September 3, 2008  
    . Squash and Pumpkin Harvest
     . Storing Apples
     . Power Raking and Core Aeration
     . Mimosa Webworm on Honeylocust
     . Euonymus Scale
     . By Jiminy - What's With All of the Crickets?
     . Dividing Daylilies
     . Sunflowers - Harvesting & Roasting Seeds
 

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AUGUST


August 27, 2008

     . Give Cool-Season Grasses a Boost
     . Small Peaches
     . Lilacs with Dead Canes
     . Are Crabapples Safe to Eat?
     . Mycosphaerella Leaf Spot on Ash

 


  August 20, 2008
     . Fall Lawn Seeding Tips
     . For Seeding Success, Pay Attention to "Other Crop" on the Seed Label
     . Lawns in Shade
     . Rhizomatous Tall Fescue Varieties
     . Still Time for Salad Gardens
     . Nantucket Pine Tip Moth
 


August 13, 2008
     . Crabgrass Control
      . Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Selection for Cool-Season Lawns
      . Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars
      . Pear  Harvest
      . When Are Apples Ready to Pick?
      . Control Sooty Blotch and Fly Speck
     . Blister Beetles on Tomatoes
     . Emerald Ash Borer in Missouri
     . Huge Praying Mantis
     . Spider Mites and Pyrethroid-Based Pest Control Materials
     . Localized Dry Spots

 


 

  August 6, 2008
     · Tomato Problems
     · Fall Gardens
     · Brown Recluse Spiders
     · Fall Webworms?  In Mid-Summer?
     · Plants and Lacebug Damage
 
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JULY



July 30, 2008

     ·
Kansas Turfgrass Field Day
     · Produce Sales at KSU Gardens
     · Bitter Cucumbers
     · Orange Tomatoes and Heat
     · Fertilize Strawberries
     · Watering Fruit Plants
     · Watering Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
     · Turfgrass Growth and Soil Temperature
     · Peony "Measles"
     · Budworms on Garden Plants
     · Sowbugs and Pillbugs
     · Cicada Killer
     · Green June Beetles
     · Walnut Caterpillar
     · Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder

 

 



July 23, 2008
     · Brown Patch in Fescue Lawns
     · Heat Stops Tomatoes from Setting Fruit
     · How to Pick a Ripe Melon
     · Managing Tomato Leaf Spots in the Home
       Garden
     · Grasshoppers
     · Defoliating Caterpillars

 



July 16, 2008
     · Leaves Falling From Trees
     · Spider Mite Control
     · Squash Vine Borer
     · Tomato and Tobacco Hornworms
     · Masked Chafer Flight Peak
     · Dividing Iris

 


 
July 9, 2008
     · K-State Research & Extension
       Horticulture Center
     · Field Day
     · Bermudagrass Control
     · Pulling Onions
     · Harvesting Potatoes
     · Blossom-end Rot on Tomato
     · Stinkbugs on Tomato
     · Repairing Storm Damaged Trees
     · Dutch  Elm Disease (DED)
     · Leaf Scorch on Trees and Shrubs
     · Cedar Apple Rusts
     · Ash Rust
     · Bagworms:  What to Use?
     · Golden Tortoise Beetle
     · Spittlebugs on Eastern Redbud

 



July 2, 2008
     · Turfgrass Field Day
     · Kansas Nursery & Landscape Assn.
       Summer Conference
     · Grub Control
     · Brown Patch is Alive
     · Prop Up Fruit Tree Limbs if Needed
     · Summer Care of Strawberries
     · Squash Bugs
     · Oak Slug Sawfly
     · Spray for Bagworms Now
     · Millipedes
     · Masked Chafer Flights

 



 

JUNE


June 25, 2008

     · Vegetables Producing Flowers But No Fruit?
     · Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
     · 'Tip' Blackberries, Black Raspberries and
       Purple Raspberries
     · Cherry Leaf Spot
     · Propagating Woody Plants from
       Softwood Cuttings

 



June 18, 2008
     · Pruning Storm Damaged Trees
     · Blackspot of Roses
     · Defoliating Caterpillars
     · June Drop of Fruit
     · Little Barley in Lawns

 



June 11, 2008
     · Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns
     · Controlling Weeds in Home Garden
       Asparagus Beds
     · Physiological Leaf Curl in Tomatoes
     · Strawberry Bed Renewal
     · Bagworms Out of the Chute
     · Bean Leaf Beetles
     · Colorado Potato Beetle

 



June 4, 2008
     · Anthracnose on Trees
     · Check for Verticillium Wilt of Trees
     · Winter Damage to Evergreens
     · Yew Problems
     · Deadheading Flowers
     · Sidedressing Annual Flowers
     · Fireblight
     · 'Staggering' Sweetcorn Planting
     · Slime Molds
     · Splish, Splash, This Fungus was Takin' a Bath
     · Spring Showers Bring Summer Root Problems
     · Excessive Rain Can Cause Yellowing of Plants

 


 



 

MAY


May 28, 2008
     · Post Harvest Handling Workshop
     · Kansas Arborists Summer Field Day
     · Too Wet to Mow the Lawn
     · Control of Prostrate Spurge
     · Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt
     · Borer Control in Peaches
     · Rabbits in the Garden

 



May 21, 2008       
     · Summer Fruit Tour
     · Thinning Excess Fruit
     · Controlling Yellow Nutsedge in Lawns
     · Asparagus Beetles
     · Oak Galls
     · Herbicide Damage to Trees and Shrubs
     · Watering Houseplants While on Vacation

 



May 14, 2008      
     · Iris Leaf Scorch
     · Cabbage Worms
     · White Grubs in Gardens and Flower Beds
     · Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket Symptoms
       Showing Up Now
     · Peaches and Apricots
     · Keep Mower Blades Sharp
     · Orchard Grass in Lawns
     · Sampling For Turf Root Diseases
     · Dothistroma Needle Blight
     · Storm Damage and the Garden

 



May 7, 2008
     · Thatch and Winterkill
     · Thinking Ahead for Summer Patch
     · Sweet Corn Primer
     · Rhubarb Harvest and Seedstalks
     · Bagworms:  It's Still Too Early to Spray
     · Clover Mites
     · Protecting New Vegetable Transplants
       from the Wind
     · Moving Houseplants for the Summer
     · Walnut Wilt

 



 

APRIL


April 30, 2008
     · Fertilize Irrigated Cool-Season Lawns in May
     · Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
     · Carpenter Bees
     · Imported Cabbageworm Butterflies
     · Growing Degree Days for March 1 - April 22
     · Field Bindweed Control
     · Poison Ivy Identification and Control

 



April 23, 2008
     · Daffodils Not Blooming
     · Why Isn't My Lawn Greening Up?
     · Large Patch on Bermudagrass
     · Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
     · How to Prune Pines
     · Borers on Pines
     · Growing Degree Days - Eastern Tent Caterpillar
       & European Pine Sawfly

 



April 16, 2008
     · Upcoming Events
     · Brown Coloration on Junipers
     · Cedar-Apple Rust
     · Dandelion Control in Buffalograss
     · Fruit  Tree Sprays and Rain
     · Fruit  Bud Damage from Cold Temperatures
     · Termites or Ants
     · Ants in the Home
     · Ash/Lilac Borer
     · Scale Insects
     · Growing Degree Days

 



April 9, 2008
     · New Fruit Trees, How Long to Bear?
     · Fertilizing the Home Orchard
     · Dandelion Control
     · Branch Dieback on Juniper Shrubs
     · Top 10 Questions About Pine Tip Blight

 



April 2, 2008
     · Henbit in Lawns
     · Keep Mower Blades Sharp
     · Fertilizing Cole Crops and Potatoes
     · Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
     · Care for Spring-flowering  Bulbs
     · Armadillos

 



 

MARCH



March 26, 2008

     · Pruning Newly Planted Fruit Trees
     · Planting Fruit Trees
     · Apple Tree Sprays
     · Asparagus Time!
     · Bolting & Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
     · 2008 Pine Wilt Update
     · Asian Lady Beetles Appearing in Homes
     · Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

 



March 19, 2008
      · Onions, Cabbage and Broccoli Can Be
       Planted Now
      · Fertilize Asparagus Now
      · How Low Should You Go?
      · Pruning Hybrid-Tea Roses
      · Applying Organic Mulch in the Spring

 



March 12, 2008
     · Time to Plant Potatoes
     · Herbicides for Home Vegetable Gardens
     · Frost Proof Vegetable Plants
     · Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
     · Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
     · Managing Turf in Shade
     · Fertilizing Perennial Flowers

 



March 5, 2008
     · Growing Growers Workshops
     · Strawberry Planting and Mulch Removal
     · Cut Back Ornamental Grasses Soon
     · Correcting Iron Chlorosis in Trees
     · Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils
     · Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem

 



 

FEBRUARY


February 27, 2008
     · Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
     · Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
     · What Fruit Trees to Plant?
     · Repotting Houseplants
     · Cure the Itch by Planting Peas
     · Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now

 



February 20, 2008
     · Dothistroma Needle Blight on Pines
     · Pruning Deciduous Shrubs
     · Some Fruit Trees Need Pollinators
     · Soil Temperature and Vegetables
     · Butterfly Gardening
     · Newer Fluorescent Lights Available for
       Indoor Gardeners

 



February 13, 2008

     · Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses
     · Eliminating Unwanted Fruit From Trees
     · Fertilizing Spring-flowering Bulbs
     · Soil Testing
     · Don't Work Soil Too Wet

February 6, 2008

    
· Spring Grounds Maintenance Workshops
     · Time for Peach Leaf Curl Control
     · Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
     · Check Plants for Scale Insects
     · Fungus Gnats
     · Leaching Houseplants

 



 

JANUARY


January 30, 2008
     · Handling Tips for Valentine's Day Roses
     · Enhancing Beneficial Insects with Native Plants
     · Bringing Houseplants Down to Size
     · Gypsum and Clay Soils
     · Now is a Good Time to Design Your Landscape

 



January 23, 2008
     · Now May Be a Good Time to Prune Certain Trees
     · Conservation Trees from the Kansas
       Forest Service
     · Avoiding Spindly Transplants

 



January 16, 2008      
     · Horticulture 2007 Indexed
     · Starting Asparagus Plants from Seed
     · Cloning Apple  Trees
     · Fruit Trees May Be Pruned Now
     · Plants that Add Interest to the Winter Landscape
     · Building Plans

 



January 9, 2008
      · Upcoming Events
      · Replacing Storm-Damaged Trees
      · Starting Onion Plants Indoors 
      · Using Old Garden Seed
      · All-America Selection Winners for 2008

 



 

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