Test compost before adding to garden soil 

Many Missouri home gardeners made a horrible discovery this year. The compost they worked into their garden soil is contaminated with persistent herbicide.  David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension, says the contamination is coming from the composted manure and bedding of animals that have grazed on forage sprayed with new-generation herbicides. These new herbicides, called pyralids, are designed to control broadleaf weeds in pastures and to last a long time.  See more.

Wheat yields good in MU variety tests

Despite heavy rainfall and widespread reports of disease, wheat yields were good at most test sites in the University of Missouri Variety Testing Program.  Take a look at the MU Variety Testing website and see how wheat varieties fared in your area.  Be sure to bookmark the page and get  the latest test results on corn and soybeans yields this fall.

Your Show-Me Garden

MU Extension brings you gardening tips from experts around the state.  Monthly gardening calendars provide helpful hints for your ornamentals, fruits, vegetables and lawns. Weekly features and publications provide information from pest control to pruning evergreens, container gardening to weed identification.  Show-Me Garden



NEMO AG Connection Newsletter

The NEMO AG Connection newsletter is a monthly publication containing the latest information from MU Extension Ag specialists in Ag Business, Agronomy, Ag Engineering, Livestock and Horticulture.  Ag Connection is your local link to MU for ag extension and research information. http://agebb.missouri.edu/agconnection/ 

Lewis County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational Results

Shotgun (PDF)
Air Pistol, Hunting Skills, Archery and Archery Combo (PDF)
SmallBore Rifle (PDF)

 4-H: Leaders for life

 4-H Faculty, Staff and Volunteers create multiple opportunities for youth. 4-H project work and related educational experiences help youth explore interests in citizenship, communications and leadership.  4-H Youth report 3 times more opportunities than their non-4-H peers to engage in meaningful community leadership roles. This interest in leadership and community service translates to a 70% greater likelihood of  4-H members to attend college compared to youth participating in other out-of school programs. 4-H is growing the leaders of tomorrow today.  For information on joining 4-H, contact your local MU Extension center.


Gardening season is coming to a close.

Check out the latest issue of the Garden Talk newsletter and read tips for vegetables, fruits, and lawn care each month.  Also, check out the latest Horticulture Radio Programs for up-to-date information from MU Extension horticulturalist Jennifer Schutter.




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