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.