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If you are living in a transitional climate, you may find yourself with some unique challenges regarding yard care and growing and maintaining a healthy lawn, garden, and landscape. What’s more, you may find even bigger problems if you try to do so while being conscious of resources. The growing region in transitional climates face longer, colder winters with shorter growing seasons. What may make it even more challenging is being positioned right in between high humidity climate regions and arid climate conditions. The Kansas State University Agronomy Program provides extensive resources to homeowners and lawn services across the state to show techniques and educate all things lawn maintenance and agriculture.

About the KSU Extension Agronomy Program

This program provides Kansans with an educational opportunity on crops, cropping systems, range and forages, weed management, soil and nutrition management, lawn maintenance, as well as water quality. With specialists located throughout the state, they are able to combine their efforts and understanding of different conditions across Kansas to assist with regional needs and problems and is delivered at the local level across all counties. What’s more, homeowners, business owners, and lawn care services across the country are able to utilize the KSU Agronomy to help identify and approach unique issues across the nation and to provide weed control and lawn maintenance advice.

Lawn Maintenance Research

The Kansas State University Extension Program offers the latest research from Kansas State University on topics and issues relevant to everyone across the state. Whether you are a homeowner looking for lawn and garden growing tips or a professional turf care service, golf course professional, or sports turf manager, the Kansas State University Extension Agronomy Program has the resources you need to deploy a professional lawn maintenance program.

Lawn Problem Solver

These pages offer advice on identifying problems in your landscape. There is also relevant information regarding general lawn maintenance to provide some management practices for homeowners as well as information on Integrated Pest Management. Here you can learn the process for keeping lawn pests within a reasonable threshold.

Weed Identification PDF

Weeds are among some of the most common issues with turfgrass. Homeowners and professionals alike may find themselves battling these unwanted guests, and the Kansas State University Extension Program website offers a PDF guide to identifying a long list of weeds.

Weeds Blog

These pages are devoted to updating publications through the Extension Program. Brand-new and relevant research publications offer the latest scientific research as well as up-to-date tips and techniques for identifying and treating weeds. Techniques are often advancing and changing, and here you can find what the latest research shows for weed prevention and treatment. Also included is information on mowing, fertilizing, and a seasonal calendar for what should be happening with your turf throughout the year.

Turfgrass Blog

Much of the relevant and important information and developments associated with growing turfgrass can be found right here. The KSU Extension Agronomy Program articles are posted regularly with current developments in cultivating turf provide up-to-date information for both homeowners and professionals. Pertinent and timely information is available on relevant topics of conversation based on current events in the field.

Diseases Blog

For those who are battling lawn diseases, these pages will be of extreme interest. Information regarding proper lawn care and maintenance can be found here, as good lawn practices are often the biggest way to prevent lawn diseases. You can also find information on submitting samples to the KSU Plant Disease diagnostic lab for analysis and treatment advice. Use the current articles to stay on top of the most current information and resources regarding identifying and treating diseases of turfgrass.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Problems

On these pages, plant and pest problems are listed in alphabetical order. Here you can utilize hundreds of pages of data provided by the KSU Extension Agronomy Program to help identify, diagnose, and treat specific diseases, insects, or other problems with your turf. Detailed photos, as well as scientific knowledge, are all compiled in an easy-to-use format. Not all insects are pests, and these pages can determine which ones are beneficial for the landscape, and which ones cause damage to plant life.

Insects and Pest Control

Here you will find some of the most relevant information regarding insects and pest control management practices. Scientific articles that are easy to read and understand are regularly updated with information regarding what is happening right now across the state in terms of insect emergence and pest control practices. These pages also have information on healthy turfgrass and best maintenance practices because, like lawn diseases and weeds, a healthy lawn with good practices are less susceptible to damage by insects and pests.

Turfgrass Research

The KSU Extension Agronomy Program offers the most current information on research progress as it relates to turf care. These pages provide interesting information regarding relevant topics at the moment, most of which relate directly to homeowners. You can also find more information on proper lawn care, fertilizing, and mowing with the most current trends and techniques outlined here.

Nuisance Animals

Every region across our country has issues with particular kinds of nuisance animals. Whether you are a homeowner with a small backyard garden or a farmer with hundreds of acres of vegetation, your plant life may be susceptible to wildlife species impeding your ability to grow healthy plants. These pages provide information on wildlife indigenous to Kansas which may come between you and whatever you are growing. You can also find useful videos that show how to trap wildlife as well as identifying active mole tunnels.

Each region of our country has unique needs in terms of growing grass, plants, flowers, or crops. Many state colleges offer free extension courses to residents to help better their local communities. The Kansas State University Extension Agronomy Program provides a unique perspective on the transitional climate of the state. Their extension pages are invaluable at helping residents to further benefit from working the land. Whether you are a professional lawn service, a homeowner, or sports field manager, the in-depth research and cutting-edge techniques can help make the most out of working the earth.