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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 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 anaylisis. The analysis is done at the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory in Columbia at a cost of $13.

Master Gardner Training to Begin April 10, 2014

We are pleased to announce a training session for the Northwest Missouri area to be held on Thursday and some Tuesday evenings beginning April 10th for 12 sessions. The sessions will run from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Utilizing the computer system will allow us to bring horticulture experts from other areas to you for only $110.00 per person or $195.00 per couple. This fee will include the University of Missouri Master Gardner core manual and horticulture guides in electronic form, USB flash drive, one per person or couple. Contact the Buchanan County Extension office, 816-279-1691 for an application. Application deadline is April 3, 2014.

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.

Missouri Century Farm

The 2014 application for the Missouri Century Farm is available from February 1 through May 15 at the Buchanan County Extension office. Please call our office at 816-279-1691 if you would like an application or visit the Missouri Century Farms website for program guidelines.

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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