K-State Research and Extension News
July 25, 2013
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Kansas Horticulture Update in Hays Planned Sept. 12

HAYS, Kan. – The Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center-Hays will host its Kansas Horticulture Update Sept. 12. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. The program runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The evening, which starts outdoors near the greenhouse complex, features a presentation by Alan Stevens, K-State Research and Extension horticulture specialist, on the 2013 Prairie Star Flower Trials. Prairie Star is a program that helps determine what flowers grow best in the challenging prairie climate.

A tree planting demonstration and tree line program by Holly Dickman, Ellis County extension agent, will follow the Prairie Star presentation.

The remainder of the program will be held indoors, with presentations including:

  • Vegetable Variety Trial (tomato and pepper) – Ellis County Master Gardeners;
  • Lawn Conversion Program - Jeff Boyle, Water Smart, City of Hays; and
  • Turf Issues of Western Kansas – Jared Hoyle, K-State Research and Extension horticulture specialist.

The evening ends with a wrap-up and time for questions and answers.

The center is located at 1232 240th Ave. More information is available or by calling Joe Becker at 785-625-3425.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Joe Becker – 785-625-3425