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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

It is that time of year when the need arises for horticulture site visits! Due to last season’s extreme drought, there have been an overwhelming number of questions and/or concerns throughout the area.

Golden Plains Area Horticulture Program Associate Linda Langelo will begin making her weekly visits to the five counties (Kit Carson, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma) beginning June 10 and will continue with these through Aug. 30.

To be of better assistance and provide a quicker response, it would be greatly appreciated if people could bring in a picture and a sample to their local office. This is especially the case if Langelo will not be in the local office that particular week.

The travel schedule begins on June 10 with the schedule as follows:

—Phillips County: June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25 and Aug. 8 and 22 (with the exception of Phillips County Fair, July 23-28).

—Washington County: June 10 and 24, July 8 and 22 and Aug. 5 and 19.

—Kit Carson County: June 19; July 3, 17 and 31; and Aug. 14 and 28.

—Yuma County: June 11 and 25, July 9 and 23 after interview judging in Phillips County and Aug. 6 and 20.

—Sedgwick County: June 18; July 2, 16 and 30; and Aug. 13 and 27.

Donations have been welcomed in previous years and have been greatly appreciated. However, with the rising costs of gas prices and limited budgets, it will be necessary to begin charging a minimal fee for each site visit. Contact Extension for more info on the cost of site visits.

To help people access information, events, workshops and even area alerts, Extension posts information on the Golden Plains Area Extension website at

For fact sheets on home gardening and other areas of information, go to Colorado State University Extension website under home links on the Golden Plains Area Extension website.


Holyoke Enterprise June 6, 2013