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Ward Upham

Ward Upham

Extension Associate

Horticultural Rapid Response Center, Horticulture Newsletter Editor

Kansas State University
3027 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-1438
Fx: +1-785-532-6949

Biography & Education


Through the Internet, Upham publishes the weekly Horticulture Newsletter, which is written primarily for homeowners. The newsletter addresses common plant problems, basic plant care, and also features a “Pest of the Week.”

Also, Upham runs the Horticulture Response Center, which was started in 1996. The program is known for its’ Rapid Response' with 90% of questions answered within 24 hours.

  • M.S. Turfgrass Science, Kansas State University (1982)
  • B.S. Biological Education, Kansas State University (1976)


  • Kimberly Williams, Chad Miller, Ward Upham. 2016. Relationship between High School Student Participation in State-level Future Farmers of America Career Development Events and Matriculation at the Host University: A Case Study in Horticulture at Kansas State University. Hort Technology (accepted for publication)
  • Cheryl Boyer, Charles Barden, Jason Griffin, Ward Upham. 2011. Pruning Shrubs, K-State Research & Extension Publication MF-2998