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K-State horticulture night will be in Colby


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

COLBY Kansas State University will host the 2013 Horticulture Night at 5:45 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Kansas State Northwest Research-Extension Center in Colby.

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;

* Turf grass 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. For more informatio, contact Zimmerman at (785) 462-6281 or rzimmerm@ksu.edu.