Private pesticide applicator training

MU Extension provides private pesticide applicator training for producers as required for Missouri Department of Agriculture certification. Individuals must purchase or bring a copy of MU Extension publication M87, Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, to the training. Manuals may be purchased at the extension center.

The training is approximately three hours long. Call 816-933-2138 for an appointment.

Meeting room rental

Meeting space at the MU Extension office is available to local community groups.

Meeting space is available at the Clinton County Youth Building, 251 E. 116 Highway, Plattsburg. The building has approximately 1,800 square feet of open space with restrooms and a kitchen. Call the extension office for additional information.

Soil testing

Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.

Canner gauge tests

Testing for dial-type pressure canner lids is available. Dial-type gauges should be tested annually to ensure accuracy and prevent bacterial contamination of preserved foods. (Testing is not necessary for weighted gauges.)

Call 816-539-3765 to ensure someone is available for testing.

Distance education test proctoring

MU Extension proctors tests for students enrolled in Mizzou Online courses.