Laclede County Fair 2014

The Laclede County Fair will be held on July 7 - 12, 2014
Colette Rogers, Laclede County Fair Board Manager, 417-322-5349 or 417-718-2774


Schedule of Events 2014 (PDF)
Livestock Book 2014 (PDF)
4-H Book 2014 (PDF)
Home Exhibit Building Book 2014 (PDF)

 Pampered Pet Contest Registration Form 2014 (PDF)

Journal your garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn't from year to year.  Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records.  MU Extension's new publication, MP928, From Seed to Harvest and Beyond:  Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all expoerience levels.  Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.

Order today at http://extension.missouri.edu/mp928 or stop in at the  Extension Office and place your order.

Garden Journal and Calendar flyer (PDF)  


Don’t guess — soil tests save time and money

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements.

“We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said.

“Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or under application, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment.”

Soil testing can be done through the extension office. Regional specialists can give you additional informational recommendations. The cost is $15 per sample. See additional MU publications on soil testing.

 
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