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  • EAB found in White Fringe Trees in Ohio with high pest populations

    White fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) has been found attacked by emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) by Don Cipollini, a professor at Wright State University in Ohio Details A larval specimen and a partial adult specimen extracted from this tree have...

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  • Gardeners’ Gathering October 16th.

    Thursday October 16, 2014 The Land Institute-Internationally Famous and Locally Obscure The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present: “The Land Institute-Internationally Famous and Locally Obscure” Thursday October 16, 2014, 6:30 pm with featured speaker Josh Svaty at Country Club...

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  • August Gardening Calendar Week 2

    Ornamentals Continue spraying roses that are susceptible to black spot and other fungus diseases. Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cut back hard and fertilized to produce a new flush of bloom. Deadhead annuals and perennials as...

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  • Zucchinis: Not That Easy to Grow Anymore

      I like this article from K-State.  I know I have had issues growing zucchini and squash. By Dennis L. Patton, M.S., County Horticulture Agent, K-State Research and Extension/Johnson County As gardeners I am sure that somewhere along the way...

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  • Garden Calendar June Week 2

    June Week 2 Ornamentals Plant tropical water lilies when water temperatures rise above 70 degrees. Apply a balanced rose fertilizer after the first show of blooms is past. Rhizomatous begonias are not just for shade. Many varieties, especially those with...

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  • May 16th KS Insect Newsletter

    In this weeks newsletter.....Variegated Cutworms, Alfalfa Weevils, Not to Beat a Dead Horse -- Epilogue -- Brownheaded Ash Sawfly, At the Community Gardens (flea beetle, cabbageworm larvae, Colorado potato beetles, bean leaf beetles), Little Clowns - Hollyhock Weevils//

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  • February Gardening Calendar

    Ornamentals Week 1-4: Winter aconite (Eranthis sp.) and snowdrops (Galanthus sp.) are hardy bulbs for shady gardens that frequently push up through snow to bloom now. Week 1-4: Water evergreens if the soil is dry and unfrozen. Week 1-4: Inspect...

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  • This Winter Could Set Records in Missouri

    Missouri saw an unusually windy January, frozen soil with a deep frost line and temperatures that may make this winter among the top 10 coldest on record. “The preliminary data for Missouri are indicating a January that ran nearly 5...

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  • January Gardening Calendar

     Houseplants Weeks 1-4: To clean heavily encrusted clay pots, scrub them with a steel wool pad after they have soaked overnight in a solution consisting of one gallon of water, and one cup each of white vinegar and household bleach.Weeks 1-4:...

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  • December Gardening Calendar

    HouseplantsWeeks 1-4: Water houseplants with tepid water. Cold tap water may shock plants.Weeks 1-4: Be sure newly purchased indoor plants are well protected for the trip home. Exposure to icy temperatures for even a few moments may cause injury.Weeks 1-4:...

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