Lawn & Garden

We are entering into June, which means that it may be less than ideal to start planting certain melons, but cucumber isn't one of them!

Your copy should address 3 key We are here to help you with your gardening questions or problem. The hotline is up and running with a few added precautions. Feel free to reach us first by phone or email. We are accepting plant, insect and other samples but please follow these guidelines to keep us all safe.

Cool moist spring weather can result in a serious problem with trees resulting in light green leaves, iron chlorosis. Left untreated this problem slows growth or can kill the tree. Treatments can be made. Learn more about how to control or prevent this environmental problem.

Back in business and ready to accept soil samples. Our free program is still available. Summer is an ideal time to soil test as the results will be back in time for fall improvements. Here’s what you need to know about testing your soil.

White grubs in the lawn love to devour the roots killing the turf in August. Now is the time to apply a preventative treatment to stop their feeding in its tracks.
Health & Home

Right now, there could be financial woes. There are ways to help keep those stresses low, while still managing your money.

Being a 4-H food judge is a fun and rewarding experience. If you have a passion for food and cultivating that passion in the youth, you should consider signing up to be a judge! Learn from a team of KSRE professionals in this online workshop.

During times of normalcy, it can be difficult to know the difference between these two things. With the pandemic happening, it can be even more difficult. Here is how you can spot the difference and how you can cope.
Community Development
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Are you thinking of starting a business but don't know where to start? Are you a business owner but the pandemic has you adjusting your strategy? Here are some great resources to use that can help!
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Be careful! Now that the summer season is almost here, that means ticks are back. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled after being in grassy areas.

For a 4-H’er, the County Fair is more than just carnival rides and vendors. It is an opportunity to practice life skills and showcase all of their hard work. The 2020 County Fair will look different from previous years but we appreciate your continued support to make this a positive experience for our 4-H’ers
All face-to-face programming and events are suspended until July 4, 2020. We are currently working on different ways to bring you programming and classes virtually.

Here are classes that you can participate in virtually:

  • June 3- K-State Garden Hour: Making and Supporting Pollinators In the Garden Register
  • June 5- E-Commerce Essentials Register
  • June 10- K-State Garden Hour: Indoor Plants for Health and Happiness Register
  • June 17- K-State Garden Hour: Bugs Galore Register
  • June 23- Introduction to Produce Safety Rule Coverage & Exemptions Register
  • June 23- T-Shirt Quilting Workshop Register
  • July 7- Medicare Basics Register
  • July 9 – Cleaning and Sanitizing for Produce Growers Register
Keep checking our website as more virtual classes go live at or call 913-715-7000. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
In Partnership Together
K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913) 715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.