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Central Kansas District

Lawn & Garden

K-State Research and Extension has the resources to help you grow plants in the challenging and diverse Kansas environment.

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Do you have a specific problem?

Our office is ready to help. You may bring in soil (for soil testing), turf, tree, weed, and insect samples to our offices for evaluation. Suggested treatments or solutions will be provided by Central Kansas District horticulture agent Jason Graves.

If you bring a plant sample, please bring a representative sample of the plant, preferably with several leaves on a branch or stem, including flowers, fruit, or other distinguishing characteristics. For lawn samples, bring in a 3" diameter core, including roots.

Pictures are very helpful in diagnosing plant problems.  Bring pictures in with the sample or email pictures to jlgraves@ksu.edu.  Multiple pictures are needed:  close ups of the specific problem, a picture of the entire plant and if possible a picture of the environment around the plant itself.

Commonly asked for resources:

Vegetables Publications

Tree Publications

Lawn Publications

Fruit Publications

Learn More

You may have heard of our Master Gardeners program, Prairie Star flowers, or horticultural research and extension centers in Olathe, Haysville, and Chetopa.

Find out what else you can learn from us by checking out our vast publications library.

Visit the KSU Horticulture Information Center for access to all resources!

Contact

Jason Graves
Horticulture Agent
Phone: 785-309-5850
jlgraves@ksu.edu

Events

Master Gardener Training begins February 1, 2018.  If you are interested in becoming a Central Kansas District Master Gardener Volunteer, fill out the online application or download and mail in the Master Gardener Application.

Downloads

Composting Made Easy

Waterwise plant list (trees and more) for Central Kansas

Vegetable Garden Planting Guide

How to take a soil sample

Master Gardener Demonstration Garden