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Southwind District

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Southwind District logoWelcome to Southwind District!

Your local Extension Office is a tremendous resource for finding the information you need. With offices located in Erie, Fort Scott, and Iola, KS, we are here to help answer your questions about Lawn & Gardens, 4-H & Youth Development, Crops & Livestock, and Health & Nutrition.

Have a specific horticulture problem? You may bring soil, turf, weed and insect samples to our office for evaluation. Suggested treatments or solutions will be provided.

Contact us anytime at 620-244-3826, 620-365-2242 or 620-223-3720.

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Water and Weeds Don't Mix - October 6, 6-7 p.m. - Allen County Courthouse, Iola, KS

Southeast Kansas is an area of abundant water. Many area landowners have recreational or livestock watering ponds on their property. Over time, the buildup of sediment and nutrients can cause weed and algae issues. Pondweeds can become unsightly, clog pipes, and deplete oxygen necessary for a healthy fish population. If you have concerns about your pond, join the Southwind Extension District of K-State Research and Extension on Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the basement meeting room of the Allen County Courthouse, in Iola, Kansas. This program, featuring K-State Research and Extension Wildlife Specialist Charlie Lee, will focus on pond weed identification and control measures. The program, sponsored by Frontier Farm Credit, is free to the public, and refreshments will be served. To register, or for more information, contact the Extension Office in Iola, KS at 620-365-2242 or e-mail Christopher Petty, District Extension Agent for Livestock Production and Forage Management at cgp@ksu.edu.