This has been a great year for apples. People are asking "What else can I do with these apples?" Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition Education Specialist for the Northwest Region, has provided some great ideas.
MU Extension publication GH1502, Freezing fruits
MU Extension publication GH1455, Fruitful canning
MU Extension publication GH1563, How to dry foods at home
Apples can also be used in salsa (http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_salsa/peach_apple_salsa.html) and relish (http://extension.missouri.edu/franklin/documents/QFK/09AugustQFK.pdf)
“Selecting the right apple” info (http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut303.htm)
From Harvest to Health: Apples: http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/harvesttohealth/apples.htm
The Horticulture tips for October have been posted at: http://extension.missouri.edu/nwregion/hort/tips/1310.shtml
Useful publications for the fall season.
MU Extension publication G427, 2011 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6800, Selecting Landscape Plants: Shade Trees
MU Extension publication G6805, Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees
MU Extension publication G6850, How to Plant a Tree
For a copy of any MU Extension publications, visit the Buchanan County Extension Center.
Save the date! Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show, Jan. 9-11, 2014, at Missouri Western State University
This conference is for beginning growers as well as seasoned growers. Steve Groff, nationally known for his conservation tillage system, will deliver the keynote address at the general session on Friday, January 10, 2014. Steve and his family farm 200 acres of vegetables and crops on hilly land in Lancaster County, Pa. He has pioneered the "Permanent Cover Cropping System" which includes no-tillage, cover crops, and effective crop rotation as a way to increase profits, enhance soil and water quality, and reduce pesticides.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 are the all day workshops: High Tunnels, Honeybees, Fruit, Soil and Irrigation and Farm to School. The Friday and Saturday schedule will include tracks on Beginning/Advanced Organic, Urban Horticulture and Gardens, Tree Fruit/Small Fruit, Cut Flowers, Vegetable IPM/Production, Postharvest Handling and Food Safety/Gaps. Visit the website frequently for updates, www.greatplainsgrowers.org or contact/email questions to the Buchanan County Extension Center, 816-279-1691, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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