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Harvey County

Scott Eckert
Scott Eckert

Horticulture Extension Agent

Your front door to the resources of Kansas State University. Information on trees, turf, shrubs, insects, gardens, and other related topics are available through our office. Services available are insect identification, plant identification, and soil tests with fertilizer recommendations.

Army Cutworms

If you have noticed an infestation of moths this month, you are not alone!  Calls have been coming in about moths in the home, lawn, and anywhere with a light source.  If they look like these little bugs, read the KSRE fact sheet about Army Cutworms.

army cutworm moth

True Armyworms and Cutworms

Kansas Crop Pests: Army Cutworm

Youth Veggie Garden Project

The Youth Veggie Garden Project is a free program for all youth in Harvey County who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade. Each youth participant receives several free plants and seeds to grow throughout the summer. After growing these plants, participants have the option of entering plants in the Harvey County Fair, August 3-7, for display! 

Tomato waving hi
Gardening with kids is a great family bonding experience that can teach life skills, too. After learning to care for their garden throughout the summer, your child will feel great pride in their fair entries.

Introduction Newsletter to get your little gardener started

June Newsletter to keep your plants healthy and thriving

Helpful Links

What should I grow in my area?

Prairie Star Flowers

Prairie Bloom Flowers

Preferred Trees of South Central Kansas

Care Calendar for Tall Fescue Lawns

Pesticide Applicator Licensing

Kansas Forest Service