Johnson Grass

This invasive weed is a nuisance in the field and garden and a serious hazard in the pasture.

Side-Oats Grama

This peculiar grass is an important forage of the semi-arid Great Plains.

Eastern Gamagrass

This native grass offers superior nutrition to livestock, but keeping it from dying out can be a challenge.

Green Foxtail

Is this common weed overrunning your field, pasture, or lawn? Good news—it’s relatively easy to manage.

Buffalo Grass

This native of the shortgrass prairie holds great potential for low-maintenance lawns in dry climates.

Kentucky Bluegrass

In cool, moist climates, few plants make better forage or turf than Kentucky bluegrass.

Web Soil Survey

Knowing your soils is a good idea, no matter where you live or what type of country living activity you pursue. The USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service makes that job easy. The Web Soil Survey site takes a little bit of getting used to, but it provides a wealth of information. Once you have selected…

Powdery Mildew

Powdery mildew is caused by one of the most common and widely distributed fungi that plague gardens.  The disease can attack a wide range of plants, as it is caused by several species of the order Erysiphales.  A sampling of commonly affected plants includes: Cucumbers. Pumpkins. Squash. Melons. Grapes. Phlox. Peonies. Lilacs. Bluegrass. Fescue. The…

Anthracnose

Anthracnose, also called bird’s-eye spot, is a disease caused by several similar species of fungus.  These fungi affect many plants: Snap beans. Turnips. Cucumbers. Squash. Peppers. Tomatoes. Eggplants. Brambles. Shade trees, particularly sycamore and ash. Turfgrass. Athracnose development is favored by wet conditions and temperatures between 75°F and 85°F.  It spends the winter in dead…

K-State Horticulture Newsletter

Gardening in Kansas can be a very unique experience. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find information tailored to our somewhat unpredictable climate and growing conditions. Fortunately, K-State has filled the gap with a weekly newsletter packed with useful and timely information that gardeners of all stripes will appreciate. Whether you have a kitchen garden,…