K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center Field Day
Date: Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time: 8am - 3pm
Tickets: $5, purchase at the gate
Come see the hottest, newest plants while enjoying cool classes in air conditioned comfort and icy cold water while wandering the university's field trials. Learn about the latest and greatest before it ever hits the garden centers. 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.
K-State Research and Extension horticulture research develops its list of recommended grasses, flowers or vegetable varieties through university research conducted in Olathe to determine what grows best in our Kansas City landscapes.
Admission is $5 per person, which includes:
air conditioned classes, and
Free soil tests
Johnson County residents can bring their soil and get one free soil test, complements 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.ksu.edu/soiltest to learn how to take a soil sample. At least 2 cups of dry soil are needed for a proper test.
The Research Center is located at 35230 West 135th Street, Olathe. The entrance is approximately nine miles west of Highway 7 on 135th Street. Admission is $5 at the gate.
Lunch will be available for purchase during the event.
For information call (913) 715-7000.