Agricultural Updates

Soil tests help with fertilizer decisions

As harvest starts to wind down, it is time to start thinking about your 2018 fertilizer program. In order to ensure proper nutrient levels for your next crop, consider soil testing to determine current fertility levels and additional fertilizer requirements needed to meet your 2018 yield goal. For more information, visit us at<

2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri

The rates reported in this guide are based on a statewide survey conducted by mail in the winter of 2017. Farmers, agribusiness firms, aerial applicators and land improvement contractors responded to questions on the rates they were charging or paying in 2016 for custom services, excluding the cost of materials being applied.

2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri G302.

New Herbicide Products

Growers have the opportunity to use new technology in weed management this year. However, growers should be aware that they should follow the supplemental labels of Xtendimax with VaporGrip and Engenia. The federal labels do not contain the specific guidelines for using these products, whereas, the supplemental labels contain the information for use on soybeans.

In addition, Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri State Weed Scientist, will be in Maryville, Thursday, March 2 and will provide training on the use of this technology. The meeting is titled “Preparing for the Xtend Trait in 2017: Lesson Learned and Where do we go From Here.” The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and the location is the lower level meeting room in the Nodaway County Administrative Center in Maryville.

If you have any questions, please contact Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist, University of Missouri Extension at 660-446-3724.

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 Harrison County University of Missouri Extension office and watch a 2 1/2 hour training video. The training is free, except for $12 for the Private Pesticide Applicator Reference Manual, if you already have the manual, then you must  bring it to the training. Family members can share one manual. Private Pesticide Applicator certification is valid for 5 years. To schedule a time to view the video contact the office at 660-425-6434 or

Ag business

MU Extension publication G810, Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws
MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates 
MU Extension publication G302, 2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services


New Herbicide Products (PDF) (2/2017)
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