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Meadowlark District

Contact us

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Closed on designated holidays

Holton Office
114 W. 5th
Holton, KS  66436-1778
Phone: 785-364-4125

Oskaloosa Office
PO Box 326
100 E. Washington
Oskaloosa, KS 66066-0326
Phone: 785-863-2212

Seneca Office
1500 Community Dr
Seneca, KS 66538-9786
Phone: 785-336-2184


Lawn and Garden

Tomatoes dying? Moles ruining your lawn? Need a soil test? The Meadowlark Extension District is here to assist! From publications to personal visits to support from horticultural specialists at K-State Research & Extension, we have a number of ways to help make your garden more productive, lawn look greener, and even provide information on how to get rid of your less than favorite pest!

cardinal in the snow

Have a specific problem?

You may bring soil, turf, weed, and insect samples to our offices and they will be sent to Kansas State University for evaluation. Suggested treatments or solutions will be provided through your local agent.

Good Bugs/Bad Bugs Presentation Slides (click here)

Weekly News Articles

Pruning Fruit Trees
Conservation Tree & Shrub Seedlings

Landscape Design

Feb 3 Horticulture Workshop

Germination Potential of Old Garden Seeds

Conservation Trees from KS Forest Service

Horticulture Videos

Controlling Volunteer Trees

Bush Honeysuckle Control in the Fall

Winterizing Strawberry Plants

Fall Garden Soil Prep

Time to Clean Up Flower Beds

Control Broadleaf Weeds in Late October - Early November

Pruning Trees & Shrubs in the Fall

Soil Sampling

Tree Planting in the Fall

Overseeding a Lawn

Give Cool Season Grasses a Boost

Pest of the Week - Tall Fescue for Turf

Pest of the Week - Oak Twig Die Back

Pest of the Week - Aquatic Weeds

Pest of the Week - Green June Beetle

Pest of the Week - Japanese Beetle

Pest of the Week - Leaf Spot Diseases of Tomatoes

Pest of the Week - Squash Bugs
Pest of the Week - Look for Bagworms

Pest of the Week - Ticks

Unwanted Tree Seedlings

Pest of the Week - Anthracnose on Shade Trees

Pest of the Week - Cedar Apple Rust

Pest of the week - Moles

Pest of the Week - Brown Colorization on Junipers

Pest of the Week - Tree Planting Rules

Pest of the Week - Iris Leaf Spot

Early Season Cool Season Grass Lawn Calendar

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs

A Good Time for Landscape Design

Planting Selection Resources

Dormant Seeding of Turfgrasses

Does Soil pH matter?

Cool Season Turfgrass Management

Iron Chlorosis

Leaf-Spot Diseases of Tomato


Poison Ivy ID & Control

Mole Control

When to apply crabgrass preventer

Rules for Planting Trees

Pine Wilt - Breaking the Disease Cycle

Planting Trees?  Start them off Right!

Ice Melters are not created equal

Bush Honeysuckle

Soil Sampling

Tree Planting in the Fall

Watering Fruit Crops

Bagworm Treatment Time?

Pest Control on Fruit Trees

Mole Control

Tree Planting Rules

Preventing Sunscald

Squash Bug Contro
                 Tick in Kansas Publication
Aquatic Weed Management
Grub Control
Apply Late Season Nitrogen in November for Lawns
Watering Landscape Plants
Pruning Your Shrubs
Adding Organic Matter in the Spring
Night Crawlers in the Lawn