The Pitman Kids

The Pitman Kids

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This has been the longest and shortest week I've had so far! Flying back into Kansas City on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning our flight was delayed two times. Instead of landing at 1:15 in KC, we landed around 3:30. CJ and I got back to my house at 5:00 in the morning and went to sleep. I woke back up at 7 to come do garden camp for the kids. Needless to say I went home and took a nap after camp was over! Colorado was so much fun and I got to meet a lot of CJ's family however, it is nice to be back home and in a normal schedule again. 

In camp this week I thought it would be fun to emphasize the different areas where we have plants growing. We learned and identified plants that grow as a root, stem, leaf, flower, fruit, and seed! The kids thought it was cool that broccoli is actually considered to be the flower of a plant. Some also learned that vegetables like cucumbers, peppers, and squash are considered to be the "fruit" of a plant. A huge thanks to Judy Thomas who took her morning off to come out and help us pull weeds and harvest! She taught the kids some ways that velvet leaf can be useful, ask your kids what they learned!


On Thursday my younger brother, Jarrett, came to visit HSC! He's one of the interns with Syngenta this summer so he and I are going to be working on a project together. We're going to be putting a mixture of a fungicide and insecticide onto some beans to hopefully see an increase in the yields. I'm excited to be working on a project with him!


 Friday, I had another intern, Ryan, with Corteva come out to look at some of our communities' fields planted with Enlist beans. A few fields weren't quite up yet; however, we did see a field with quite a few beans emerging! Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have some good side by side pictures for everyone so we can learn a bit more about this newer technology with Enlist.




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Lisa Baker
Lisa Baker
So proud Ashlyn Elise & Jarrett are doing a project together! Tremendous opportunity for both interns! I am learning a lot too!!!

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