Cornfields in northeastern Missouri this spring were more uneven following prevented planting acres. Typically, they were phosphorus-deficient and had slower early growth than fields following soybean.
Farmers and homeowners should be on the lookout for Japanese beetles. Beetles have been found in most parts of the state. Numbers are expected to peak in mid-July.
Hummingbirds are the smallest native bird in North America at only 3-1/2 inches long and a weight of less than 1/4 of an ounce. The rapid movement of their wings creates a humming sound.
We are dedicated to making Osher membership and participation affordable and accessible to Columbia area residents over 50 who wish to be involved. Register online.
More than 7,500 people representing approximately 60 towns throughout Missouri have participated in 40 locally based, EXCEL-type leadership development programs.
“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning.” Not many of us have heard that recommendation, however, for millennia garlic was the “go to” natural remedy for a wide array of ailments.
Marissa Todd has Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped the Marion County high school senior from getting involved in her 4-H club, holding office or becoming a 4-H camp counselor.
Already reeling from a loss, flood victims can fall prey to dishonest businesses, questionable charities and those looking to make a quick buck.
There are a number of explanations for exactly how pets offer health benefits. First of all, pets need walking, feeding, grooming, and encourage lots of playing and petting.
Money is so easy to spend; it slips through fingers like water. Even with the best intentions to put a little money aside every month, we often find there's nothing left when the month comes to a close.
This spring was the coldest, wettest one in years, and allergies kept pace. Luckily, almost everything has bloomed and those of us with allergies finally caught a break.
It's not cool to be hot. Water, rest and shade help workers beat the heat.
Off-target herbicides damage crops, ornamentals and other vegetation in nearby fields when droplets move off of the soil or intended plants and onto nontarget plants.
Wheat yields were good at most test sites in the 2016 University of Missouri Variety Testing Program. A lack of precipitation during the early part of the growing season allowed an early wheat harvest.
Older people and the very young have a harder time coping with hot weather.
The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
When rain causes N loss, late N helps, no matter how bad corn looks.
Only 43 percent of Missouri pesticide applicators read the label each time they mix and spray.
Summertime can pose challenges to the family food budget because children are eating more meals at home.
Don't mow when it doesn't grow. Don't mow when it's extremely wet. Those are two rules of thumb of lawn care during years of feast-or-famine rainfall.
Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment.
No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don't want to throw food away unnecessarily — but we certainly do.
Newly planted trees and shrubs should continue to be watered thoroughly, once a week.