The Hunt for Historical Information 

The Holt County Extension staff and council members are trying to gather history on Holt County Extension. We have found very little. We have found pictures dating back to 1920 but there is a lot of gaps. If you or someone you know has information on the history of the Extension Office, county agents and clubs or if you have information, documents or stories that you would like to share and have preserved with other Holt County Extension items, please send the items into the office or drop them off. All help and information is much appreciated. Thank you!

 

 

Fall Applied Herbicides

Fall applied herbicides can provide improved control of many winter annuals such as marestail. Marestail can be controlled better in the fall compared to control in the spring. Many of our marestail weeds are glyphosate resistance.  Fall control is easier compared spring as plants are typically larger in the spring and we have to work around spring weather.

Fall is also a time to apply residual herbicides. If you apply herbicides early, other winter annuals may germinate.  Do not plan for residual herbicides to control summer annual weeds. There is promotion of this option but the soil residual herbicides do not typically last long enough for proper summer annual control. Residual herbicides should be applied near planting time so their control will be effective during early crop growth.

Those growers considering fall application should also consider species that are found in fields. You may want to tailor your herbicide program and target species present.

For more information, contact Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist, University of Missouri Extension at 660-446-3724.

 

Flood-related resources from MU Extension

Publications

In-depth information is available from these MU Extension publications, which are available for free download. (To access publications, use the links below or go extension.missouri.edu/publications/ and search by publication number.)

  • EMW1023, Quick Tips for Cleaning Up After a Flood – Tips on protective equipment; deciding what can be salvaged and what should be thrown away; safely drying, cleaning and disinfecting materials; and what to do before installing new drywall and insulation.
  • MP904, Resources for Your Flooded Home – Downloadable 24-page publication offers information about electrical systems; repairing walls; cleaning furniture, flooring, floor coverings, bedding and kitchen items; and controlling mold and mildew. Other information includes financial advice, filing insurance claims, avoiding fraud and hiring a contractor.
  • EMW1026, Safe Drinking Water in an Emergency – Downloadable guide sheet on storing and purifying drinking water during an emergency.

Missouri Flood Info on Facebook

Missouri Flood Info, http://www.facebook.com/MoFloodInfo, is a collaboration of state, federal and local agencies and organizations involved addressing flooding in Missouri, including the Partnership for Disaster Recovery. Managed by MU Extension.

Other links

Get research-based information to help you recover. MU Extension's Floods site has the tools you need. Find help locally with the NW Missouri Flood Response and Recovery Contacts (PDF). And stay up to date by following Missouri Flood Info on Facebook.

 

Your community classroom

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Holt County. We connect people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of our communities. MU Extension-Holt County is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.

MU Extension partners with the Holt County Commission and other local organizations to provide education, information and services that meet people’s needs. The elected and appointed members of the Holt County extension council provide guidance in identifying those needs to ensure that our educational programs are relevant, reliable and responsive.

Whether it’s resources for yourself or your family, farm, business or community, we invite you to explore our website, call or email to learn how we can help you.

 

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