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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.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.