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Horticulture and Natural Resources

Ward Upham

Upham, WardExtension Associate
Office: 3027 Throckmorton Plant Science Center

785-532-6949 fax

Area(s) of Specialization:
Master Gardener, Horticultural Information Center, Horticulture Newsletter Editor


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Bio Brief

As the State Master Gardener Coordinator, Mr. Upham works a lot with the education component of the program, teaching classes at each of the 10 sites statewide.

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.


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


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