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9th Annual - 2019 Plant Sale
Hosted by the NWMO Master Gardeners, Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, and MWSU Clay Guild

This event will take place on Friday, April 26th from 8 am - 6 pm and Saturday, April 27th from 8 am to 2 pm or until sellout. The plant sell will be held at Missouri Western State University - Agenstein - Remington Hall, at the North Entrance.
You will want to come early for the best selection of plants and pots for your flower garden.
Keep an eye out for heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables, native plants, wildflowers, a large selection of peppers, herbs, hostas and succulents, pots and planters, and perennials and annuals. There will be Master Gardeners present and available to answer any of your gardening questions. We hope to see you there! 

Private Pesticide Applicators training

Individuals needing to obtain or renew their Private Pesticide Applicator certification for the purchase of restricted use pesticides may come into the Buchanan County Extension office and watch a two-hour training video. The training is free of charge with the exception of purchasing the Private Pesticide Applicator Training Reference Manual at a cost of $12. Family members can share one manual. Call the Buchanan County Extension office, 816-279-1691, to schedule your certification or renewal.

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 $16.

Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2018

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2018 are available now at https://extension2.missouri.edu/G427 or view the PDF guide.

Missouri Cash Rent by County Estimates, Released August 2018 (PDF)

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