K-State Research and Extension News
August 05, 2013
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Calling All Gardeners: Sept. 11 is Horticulture Night in Colby

COLBY, Kan. – Kansas State University will host the 2013 Horticulture Night in Colby on Wed., Sept. 11 at the K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center, located at 105 Experiment Farm Road. The event starts at 5:45 p.m.  

The program is designed to provide information specifically tailored to growing plants in the sometimes challenging western Kansas climate.

Presentations by K-State Research and Extension horticulture staff and specialists and local presenters include: 

  • Aquaponics: Growing Edible Fish Species and Organic Vegetables in Recirculating Ecosystems -  Rodney Zimmerman and Alice Hill;

  • Turfgrass Care and Problem Solving - Jared Hoyer;

  • Vegetable Garden Care and Problem Solving - Cary Rivard; and

  • Prairie Star Annual Flower Trials - Alan Stevens.

Horticulture Night is free and open to everyone who has an interest in growing flowers, shrubs and trees, vegetables, and turf grass. Refreshments will be provided. More information is available by contacting Rodney Zimmerman at 785-462-6281 or rzimmerm@ksu.edu.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Rodney Zimmerman – 785-462-6281 or rzimmerm@ksu.edu