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Selecting and Planting a Tree

by Tim McDonnell


When choosing trees at the nursery, select a high-quality tree. This publication identifies points to look for in a dormant tree 5 feet or taller. 4 p.

Published Date: Aug 2008

Resistance Management: Resistance, Mode of Action, and Pesticide Rotation

by Raymond A. Cloyd Richard S. Cowles


Insects and mites in greenhouses and nurseries are principally managed with pesticides. Continual reliance on pesticides leads to resistance, when pests adapt to survive. 8-page, color.

Published Date: Jan 2010

Pine Wilt: A Fatal Disease of Exotic Pines in the Midwest

by Mark Gleason


This bulletin explains how pine wilt is caused, how it spreads in the landscape, and measures that can be taken to manage the disease. 8-page, color.

Ttile is available for download only, it is not available in print.

Published Date: Feb 2000

Prairie Bloom Perennial Flowers

by Robin L. Ruether Alan B. Stevens


This is a list of perennial flower varieties that have exhibited superior performance for three to five years or more in K-State bedding-plant research trials. 12 pages, b/w.

Revision Date: Mar 2015

Growing Flowers in Pots

by Alan B. Stevens Robin Dremsa


Advice about container gardening: containers, fertilizer, choice of plants, varieties, design, location, sun, and watering. 4 p.

Revision Date: Mar 2010

Growing Roses

by Larry D. Leuthold Mary Lewnes Albrecht Gustaaf A. van der Hoeven


A guide to growing roses. Complete with a rose grower's calendar.

Revision Date: Apr 1993

Ornamental Grasses

by Rodney St. John


Grasses are easy care plants adapted to both prairie soils and Midwest climate. They do well with natural rainfall and require little or no watering. Ornamental grasses also provide exciting texture, color, and form that is not easily replicated by other plants. 4 p.

Published Date: Apr 2012

St. John's Wort

by Rhonda Janke


In Europe, St. Johns wort has been approved for use by physicians in treating anxiety, depression, inflammation of the skin, blunt injuries, wounds and burns.

Published Date: May 2004

White Sage

by Rhonda Janke


This sage is different than the common garden sage, which is known for its culinary and medicinal uses. White sage is often used in ceremonies, but rarely used internally.

Published Date: May 2004

All Heal/Self Heal

by Rhonda Janke


Research suggests the plant possesses antibiotic, hypotensive and antimutagenic qualities. acid. Rich in natural antioxidant compounds, contains more rosmarinic acid than rosemary.

Published Date: May 2004

Prairie Star Annual Flowers

by Cheryl R. Boyer


Lists annual flowers proven best suited for our prairie climate. 12-page b/w.

Revision Date: May 2018

Red Clover

by Rhonda Janke


Red clover is a common forage crop. Demand is high for quality red clover blossoms, but harvest is labor-intensive. Historically valued for its use in controlling coughs.

Published Date: May 2004

Narrow-Leaved/Pale Purple Coneflower

by Rhonda Janke


Echinacea pallida has been approved by European physicians for use against fevers and colds. E. angustifolia is more in demand and has been more extensively used historically.

Published Date: May 2004

Butterfly Milkweed/Pleurisy Root

by Rhonda Janke


This beautiful plant has a bright orange flower and gorgeous fruit pods in late summer. The root is found in some commercial cold remedy teas.

Published Date: May 2004

Purple Coneflower

by Rhonda Janke


Garden and wild varieties have medicinal properties, so this can be a dual purpose crop because the flowers are also in demand in the floral industry and local flower markets.

Published Date: May 2004

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