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Horticulture 2009 Newsletter

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DECEMBER

December 16, 2009

  • Last Newsletter of the Season
  • Controlling Volunteer Trees
  • What To Do With the Christmas Tree After Christmas
  • Care of Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti
  • Care of Gift Fruit Baskets

December 9, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Storing Potatoes in Cold Temperatures
  • Christmas Gift Ideas for Fruit Growers
  • Pawpaw Trees:  A Native Fruit
  • Ice Melters

December 2, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Amaryllis Culture
  • Storing Power Equipment for the Winter
  • Storing Pecans and Other Nuts
  • Ashes in the Garden
NOVEMBER

 November 25, 2009

  • Eastern Red Cedar Problems
  • Garden Soil Preparations - It's Not Too Late
  • Horseradish
  • Poinsettia Care
  • Houseplants and Indoor Pollution
  • Monitor Indoor Plant Temperatures

November 18, 2009

  • Dormant Seeding of Turfgrass
  • Knotweed Control
  • Winterizing Strawberry Plants
  • Winterizing Roses
  • Houseplants Losing Leaves

 

November 11, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Pruning Shrubs
  • Late Blooming and Frost Resistant Peach Trees
  • Begin Rabbit Protection Now

 

November 4, 2009

  • Apply Late-Season Nitrogen Application in November
  • Hardiness of Cool-Season Vegetables
  • There is Still Time to Plant Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Fall Care of Peonies
  • Draining Hoses and Irrigation Lines
OCTOBER

October 28, 2009

  • Grounds Maintenance Workshops
  • Fall Colors of Trees
  • Is It a Maple or an Oak?
  • Tree Leaves and Turf
  • Perennial Garden Clean-up
  • Winter Storage of Summer Bulbs
  • Clean-up Iris Beds this Fall
  • Control Broadleaf Weeds in Lawns in Early November
  • Autumn Home Invaders
  • Benefits of Using Dormant Oils to Manage Arthropod Pests
  • Multicolored Asian Lady Beetles

October 21, 2009

  • Should You Let Your Turf Grow Tall in the Fall?
  • Why Late Lawn Seedings Often Fail
  • Tucking Your Lawnmower in for the Winter
  • Garden Mums
  • Why Isn't My Red Maple Red?
  • Brown Recluse Spiders

October 14, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Frost on Lawn
  • Fall a Good Time for Soil Testing
  • Caring for Houseplants During the Winter
  • Preserving Wood Tool Handles

 

October 7, 2009

  • The Last Tomatoes of the Season
  • Work Garden Soil in the Fall
  • Keeping Your Pumpkin Longer
  • Fertilize Spring -Flowering Bulb Beds in October
  • Racoons, Skunks and Grubs
  • Mulches and Living Organisms

 

SEPTEMBER

September 30, 2009

  • Natural Needle Drop on Pines
  • Questions on Ornamental Grasses
  • Preventing Sunscald on Thin-Barked Trees
  • Stratification
  • Call "Kansas One Call" Before Digging
  • Itty Bitty Holes Shothole Borers

 

September 23, 2009

  • Fruit Planting Preparation
  • Harvesting Sweet Potatoes
  • Garlic Planting Time
  • Lawn Seeding Deadline Nears
  • Rust on Turfgrass
  • Planting Trees in the Fall
  • Are Acorns Edible?
  • Parsleyworm or Black Swallowtail

 

September 16, 2009

  • Time to Plant Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Leaf Spot Diseases on Trees
  • Tree ID
  • Twig Girdlers
  • Tobacco Budworm
  • Beneficial Wasp:  Scolia dubia

 

September 9, 2009

  • Asparagus and Rhubarb in the Autumn Season
  • Overseeding a Lawn
  • Reblooming Christmas and Thanksgiving Cacti
  • Annual Cicadas
  • Garden Spiders
  • Plants and Lacebug Damage
  • Harvesting and Curing Black Walnut
  • Moving Houseplants Inside for the Winter

 

 September 2, 2009

  • Squash and Pumpkin Harvest
  • Storing Apples
  • Peonies May Be Cut Back Now
  • Sunflowers - Harvesting and Roasting Seeds
  • Leaching Houseplants
  • Business Management Articles

 

AUGUST

 August 26, 2009 

  • Power Raking and Core-Aeration
  • Give Cool-Season Grasses a Boost
  • Are Crabapples Safe to Eat?
  • Dutch Elm Disease
  • Mycosphaerella Leaf Spot on Ash
  • Dividing Peonies
  • Lilacs with Dead Canes 

 

August 19, 2009

  • 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 Garden
  • Yellownecked Caterpillar

 

August 12, 2009

  • Recommended Tall Fescue Cultivars
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Variety Selection for Cool-Season Lawns
  • When are Apples Ready to Pick?
  • Pine Tip Moth Control Window Approaching
  • Twig Dieback on Oak
  • Fall Webworm
  • Pine Needle Scale Control Window Approaching

August 5, 2009

  • Fertilize Strawberries
  • Pear Harvest
  • Fall Gardens
  • Dividing Daylilies
  • Brown Recluse Spiders
  • Ground Beetles Annoy Homeowners
  • Bagworms
  • Honeysuckle Aphid
  • Pesticide Effectiveness
JULY

July 29, 2009

  • Common Smut on Sweet Corn
  • Hard Core in Tomatoes
  • Tomato Cracking
  • Tomato Fruitworms
  • Crabgrass Control
  • Malathion - Product Cancellation Order
     

July 22, 2009

  • Tomato Day
  • Garden Beans Flowering but Not Producing Beans
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Irish Potato Famine Outbreak? Not Likely in Kansas
  • Squirrel Damage to Trees
  • Does $$$ Grow on Trees?
  • Tan or White Drupelets on Blackberry Fruit
  • Blister Beetles and Tomato Hornworms on Tomatoes
  • Elm Leaf Beetle
  • Cicada Killers

July 15, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • "Tomatoes" on Potatoes
  • Vegetables Produce Flowers But No Fruit
  • Dividing Iris
  • Green June Beetle
  • Squash Vine Borer
  • Black Walnut Shoot Moth
  • Japanese Beetle Adults
  • Mimosa Webworm
  • Emerald Ash Borer
     

July 8, 2009

  • Bermudagrass Control
  • Brown Patch on Turf
  • Black Rot on Grapes
  • Harvesting Potatoes
  • Heat Stops Tomatoes from Setting Fruit
  • Grasshoppers
  • Budworm Damage on Garden Plants
  • Flatid Planthoppers
     

July 1, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Summer Care of Strawberries
  • When to Pick Blackberries
  • Pulling Onions
  • Grub Control
  • Tomatoes and Stinkbugs
  • Squash Bugs
  • Raccoons and Sweet Corn
  • Aphids in Greenhouses

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JUNE

June 24, 2009

  • KFGA Summer Fruit Tour
  • Blossom-end Rot
  • Tomato Leaf-Spot Diseases
  • Sweet Corn Earworm
  • 'Tip' Blackberries, Black Raspberries and Purple Raspberries
  • Cherry Leaf Spot
  • Spring Rains Contribute to Summer Root Problems

 


June 17, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Strawberry Bed Renewal
  • Fireblight
  • Physiological Leaf Curl in Tomatoes
  • Little Barley in Lawns
  • Thatch Control in Warm-Season Lawns
  • Pruning Storm Damaged Trees
  • Colorado Potato Beetle
  • Assassin Bugs and Wheel Bugs
  • Twospotted Spider Mite
  • Worms on Juniper
     

June 10, 2009

  • Ladybird Beetles
  • Grasshoppers
  • Zoysia Large Patch Still on the March
  • Control of Prostrate Spurge
  • Drought Stress or Disease
  • Pinching Mums
  • Accumulated Stress May Result in Death of Plants
  • Poison Ivy Identification and Control
     

June 3, 2009

  • Deadheading Flowers
  • Blackspot of Roses
  • Sidedressing Annual Flowers
  • Bagworms
  • Fall Webworms
  • Wooly Briar Aphids
  • Pine Sawyer BeetlesYew Problems

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MAY

May 27, 2009

  • Sidedressing Vegetables
  • Mulching Tomatoes
  • New Tomato Disease Publication Available
  • Time to Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses
  • Lecanium Scale
  • Bark Splitting on Trees
  • Good Tree, Bad Tree
  • Peach Leaf Curl and Plum Pocket
  • Iris Leaf Spot
  • "Butterflies and Moths of North America" Web Site
  • Firewood Campaign Encourages "Burn it Where You Buy It"

May 20, 2009

  •   'Staggering' Sweetcorn Planting
  • Asparagus Beetles
  • Fruit Sprays and Spray Water pH
  • Too Wet to Mow the Lawn
  • Watering Houseplants While on Vacation
  • Helping Roundup (glyphosate) Products Work Better
  • Carpenter Bees

May 13, 2009

  • Upcoming Events
  • Cucumber Beetles and Bacterial Wilt
  • Rabbits in the Garden
  • Cutworms in my Garden
  • Pine Tortoise Scale
  • Galls on Trees
  • Moving Houseplants Outside for the Summer
  • Walnut Wilt

May 6, 2009

  • Cabbage Worms
  • White Grubs in Gardens and Flower Beds
  • My Oaks are Raining Worms
  • Flooding and Trees
  • Weird Growth on Pines
  • Protecting New Vegetable Plants from the Wind
  • Recent Rains Trigger Mushroom Development

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APRIL

April 29, 2009

  • Heavy Rainfall and Flooding in the Garden    
  • Sweet Corn Primer
  • Rhubarb Harvest and Seedstalks
  • Orchard Grass in Tall Fescue Lawns
  • Lawn Problems
  • Fertilize Irrigated Cool-season Lawns in May
  • Diseases of Warm-season Grasses are Coming
  • Field Bindweed Control
  • Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses Website

April 22, 2009

  • Pine Needle Scale
  • New Active Ingredients for Homeowners
  • Termites or Ants
  • How to Prune Pines
  • Cedar-Apple Rust
  • Pruning Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Fruit Trees Not Flowering?
  • Controlling Grassy Weeds in Broadleaf Plants
  • Useful Resource:  "Prevention and Control of Wildlife Damage"

April 15, 2009

  • Growing Flowers in Pots
  • Fruit Tree Sprays and Rain
  • Remove Blossoms on Newly Planted Strawberries
  • Tomato:  Fact and Fiction
  • What are the Orange Balls on the Cedars?
  • Ash/Lilac Borer
  • Borers on Pines?

April 8, 2009

  • KSU Horticulture Club Landscape Consultation
  • Controlling Weeds in Strawberries
  • Fertilizing the Home Orchard
  • Fruit Trees and Ice
  • An Old-Time Concoction for Mildew Control on Peach
  • Cutworms and Vegetables
  • Wireworms and White Grubs on Potatoes
  • Ants in the Home
  • Bagworms, It's Still Too Early to Spray
  • Keep Mower Blades Sharp

April 1, 2009

  • KSU Horticulture Club Landscape Consultation
  • Controlling Weeds in Home Garden Asparagus Beds
  • Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes
  • Fertilizing Cole Crops
  • Growing Vegetables in Pots
  • Henbit in Lawns
  • Desiccation of Turfgrass
  • Care for Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Borers in Firewood
  • Plants Recommended for Kansas
  • Soil Test and Plant Growth
     

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MARCH

March 24, 2009

  • Asparagus Time!
  • Bolting and Buttoning in Cole Crop Plants
  • Master Gardener Tomato Trials
  • Fruit Bud Damage from Cold Temperatures
  • Apple Tree Sprays
  • Brown Color on Junipers
  • Transplant Solutions and Sidedressing

March 17, 2009

  • Onions, Cabbage and Broccoli Can Be Planted Now
  • Remove Fern and Fertilize Asparagus Now
  • Master Gardener Pepper Trials
  • Pruning Hybrid-Tea Roses
  • Plants Leafing Out Early
  • How Low Should You Go?
  • Managing Turf in Shade

March 11, 2009

  • Fertilizing Perennial Flowers
  • Proper Timing for Crabgrass Preventers
  • Wild Garlic, Wild Onion and Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Time to Plant Potatoes
  • Frost Proof Vegetable Plants
  • Herbicides for Home Vegetable Gardens
  • Repotting Houseplants

March 4, 2009

  • Core Aeration of Cool-Season Lawns
  • Nightcrawlers in the Lawn
  • Correcting Iron Chlorosis in Trees
  • Strawberry Planting and Mulch Removal
  • Clover Mites

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FEBRUARY


February 25, 2009

  • Cure the Itch by Planting Peas
  • What Fruit Trees to Plant?
  • Pruning Young Fruit Trees
  • Lawn Calendar for Warm-Season Grasses
  • Iris Leaf Spot Control Starts Now
  • Iron Chlorosis and Calcareous Soils 

February 18, 2009    

  • Growing Blueberries
  • Multiple Grafts on Apple Trees
  • Soil Temperature and Vegetables
  • Pruning Deciduous Shrubs

February 11, 2009

  • Lawn Calendar for Cool-Season Grasses
  • Pruning Overgrown Apple Trees
  • Fertilizing Spring-flowering Bulbs
  • Don't Work Soil Too Wet
  • Soil Testing
  • Another Option for Overgrown Houseplants


February 4, 2009

  • Pine Wilt Awareness Community Meetings
  • Handling Tips for Valentine's Day Roses
  • Dormant Oil Sprays for Fruit Trees
  • Spray Now for Peach Leaf Curl
  • Check Plants for Scale Insects
  • Leaching Houseplants

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JANUARY


January 28, 2009

  • Preventing Potatoes from Sprouting in Storage
  • Sources for Tomatoes with Higher Levels of Furaneol
  • Now is a Good Time to Design Your Landscape
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Bringing Houseplants Down to Size

January 21, 2009

  • A Better Tasting Tomato
  • Starting Asparagus Plants from Seed
  • Cloning Apple Trees
  • Fruit Trees May Be Pruned Now
  • Plants That Add Interest to the Winter Landscape
  • Start Trees Off Right


January 14, 2009

  • Meyer Cold Hardiness Update
  • Winter Watering of Landscape Plants
  • Newer Fluorescent Lights  Available for Indoor Gardeners
  • Expanded Shale for Clay Soils
  • All-America Selection Winners for 2009

January 7, 2009

  • Horticulture 2008 Indexed
  • Upcoming Events
  • Starting Onion Plants Indoors
  • Using Old Garden Seed
  • Starting Plants from Seed


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