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Test Your Soil for Better Lawns and Gardens

Avoid excessive fertilizer use, and guard against nutrient loss. A soil test shows exactly how much lime and fertilizer a lawn or garden needs. Science-based, reliable analysis and unbiased recommendations let you escape hit-or-miss gardening and lawn care. Contact the Buchanan County Extension office today to find out how to collect a sample to bring in for analysis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $13.

If you would like information on growing grass in shady areas, call or stop in at the Buchanan County Extension Office and ask for guide sheet G6725, "Grasses in Shade: Establishing and Maintaining Lawns in Low Light." You can also find the Horticulture Tip for Septemberat:  http://extension.missouri.edu/nwhort/Hort-Tips-September2014.aspx

Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2013 are available now at http://agebb.missouri.edu/mgt/cashrent/index.htm or view the PDF guide.

Northwest Missouri Extension News You Can Use

This monthly newsletter provides practical advice on a variety of subjects and reports on extension activities throughout the region.

http://extension.missouri.edu/nwregion/newsletter.aspx

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