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Mark your calendars! August 5, 2016 will be our next Farm Tour, more details coming soon!

Here's what Extension can do for you!

  • Soil Testing for lawns, food production, farms
  • Plant and Forage Diagnosis Clinic Services
  • Positive Youth Development Programs such as 4-H
  • Career and Distance Education for High School and College
  • Gardening and Lawn Information and Master Gardener Training
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Information and Services
  • Parenting and Family Support
  • Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles Classes and Information
  • Focus on Kids....parenting class for divorcing parents required by Missouri Law
  • Pesticide Applicator License Training
  • Value Added Agriculture Programs
  • Missouri Business Development Program, Small Business Start Up
  • Food Circles...Connecting Farmers, Consumers and Communities
  • Exceed...Community Economic & Entrepreneurial Development

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Increasing Beneficial Insects in Row Crops and Gardens

Beneficial insects can be useful in integrated pest management of row crops and gardens. They are a form of biological control in that their activity reduces the activity of certain pest species. For many pest insects, the most important check on their populations is the activity of beneficial insects. If populations of beneficial insects are allowed to increase throughout the growing season, they can reduce pest populations of moths, aphids, mites and bugs by 20 to 40 percent. The more diverse the habitat surrounding a field or the more diverse the plants — especially flowering plants — in a garden, the greater the number of beneficial insects that will be present. Mixed plantings attract a larger variety of beneficial insects because many of these insects use nectar and pollen as supplemental food. To learn more click on http://extension.missouri.edu/p/IPM1028.

Relevant MU Extension publications

 

Fencing law Information

MU Extension publication G811, Missouri's Fencing and Boundary Laws: Frequently Asked Questions

MU Extension publication G810, Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws

 

Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program

The Show Me Select Replacement Heifer Program is focused entirely on Missouri's farmers and is dependent upon active participation from regional extension livestock specialists and local veterinarians, each of which are critical components of the agricultural sector of this state. This program is unique in that it is first and foremost, an educational program targeted at improving production efficiency through increased use of existing technology, coupled with the marketing component. To find more information about this program visit the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program website.

 

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