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Horticulture workshop Feb. 23 in Burlington PDF Print E-mail
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Learning how to “Grow Plants Successfully on Challenging Sites” is the topic of the horticulture workshop being held Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Burlington Community Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rhonda Janke, an Extension specialist from the Department of Forestry and Recreation Resources of Kansas State University, will be teaching about the “Soil Quality for Growing Fruits and Vegetables” and “Soil Fertility and Soil Test Interpretation.”

Joel Schneekloth from Colorado State University Extension, regional water specialist, will be presenting “Water Management Topics: Rain Harvesting­­—Can you do it and How?” The presentation is designed to cover other water topics as well.

Lastly, Sabine Martin from Kansas State University at the Department of Agronomy, an agronomy program associate, will teach about “Growing on Previously Used Sites—Opportunities and Challenges.”

Fitting in with this, Ganga Hettiarachchi from Kansas State University Department of Agronomy, associate professor of soil and environmental quality, will teach about “Soil Contaminants: Bioavailability and Transfer.”

A pre-registration includes lunch, and a late fee will be applied after Feb. 15. Call the Kit Carson County Extension Office at 719-346-5571 to pre-register or for more information. A snow date is scheduled for March 2 with the same schedule.


Holyoke Enterprise February 7, 2013