Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 8am - 2pm
Tickets: $5, purchase at the gate.
Come see the hottest and newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air-conditioned comfort and ice cold water while wandering the field trials. Learn about the latest and greatest before it ever hits the garden centers. It's all here at the K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day.
It's your chance to peek behind the scenes, talk with the experts and learn about the latest varieties and methods for achieving growing success. This year we are celebrating 20 years of the research center in its current location.
Admission is $5 per person, which includes:
What you'll see
The Center conducts research in flowers, turf, and vegetables. Visitors can speak with university professors heading up the research and Johnson County K-State Extension Master Gardener volunteers.
Highlights – Flower Area
Highlights – Vegetable Area – Growing Local Food
Come and find out what K-State Research and Extension is doing to assist local farmers support the growing local food movement. While at the research center, you will learn about many of the innovative things that local farmers are doing. Projects include:
Highlights – Turf Area
Research continues to evolve in the turf area. Growing thicker, darker and greener grass with less inputs is one focus. The K-State turf specialist will be on hand to answer your questions.
Highlights – Extension Master Gardeners Backyard Garden Demonstration Garden
Vegetable gardening is as popular as ever. This Extension Master Gardener’s project demonstrates various methods of growing vegetables from raised beds, vertical gardening and a new spin on the square foot concept. The garden also features a wide variety of herbs, a colorful flowering cutting garden and extensive fruit plantings. They will have the answers to your gardening questions.
Free soil tests
Johnson County residents can bring their soil and get one free soil test per Johnson County address, compliments of Johnson County Stormwater Management. A soil test determines the nutrients in the soil. It is important to know the nutrient levels to grow healthy plants. Go to www.johnson.k-state.edu to learn how to take a soil sample. At least 2 cups of dry soil are needed for a proper test.