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Emerald ash borer found in St. Louis

Officials with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirmed the identification of an emerald ash borer (EAB) found in northern St. Louis. Read more

June gardening calendar

Plant pumpkins now to have Jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. Read more

Gardening makes cents

Saving money is just one of the many benefits of home gardening. Read more

Gaillardia: Drought-tolerant color in the garden

While not a leading star on the ornamental stage, gaillardia can comfortably fill the supporting actor role in your garden. Read more

Sanitize tools for good garden hygiene

Like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Read more

Don't guess on garden fertilizer

The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested. Read more

How does your garden grow?

If you can't remember, you need From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar. This journal will keep you organized with the details of your garden in one handy place. Read more

Aid for ailing plants

If you have the sniffles or a bad infection, a visit to your doctor can usually put things right. Plants can get sick too and the lant Diagnostic Clinic is where you can turn for help. Watch the video. Read more

Missouri weather makes lawn management difficult

Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well. Read more

Clay soil: A mixed blessing, but easily corrected

If your garden is more clay than loam, not all is lost. You can improve clay soil. Listen to the audio. Read more

Gardening is healthy for people of all ages

Growing a garden provides your body with a good physical workout. Make gardening a family affair and all will harvest the benefits. Read more

New app helps you name that weed

University of Missouri Extension has released a free app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn or garden. Watch the video. Read more

News

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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Anthracnose is a group of fungal diseases that cause dark, sunken lesions on leaves, stems, flowers and fruit of many deciduous trees.
    Media available: photos
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.– The emerald ash borer has officially arrived in the city of St. Louis.
    Media available: photos
  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The colorful sweet pepper is the Christmas ornament of the vegetable garden, bearing fruit that ranges from red, orange, yellow and white to purple and chocolate black.
    Media available: photos
  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – One of spring’s routine home maintenance jobs—tree trimming—can quickly cut your ability to hear.
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – While not a leading star on the ornamental stage, gaillardia can comfortably fill the supporting actor role in your garden.
    Media available: audio; photos
  • Monday, May 4, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Coleus, which produce exquisite leaves that come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, can add sparkle to any landscape.
    Media available: audio; photos
  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers and homeowners in Missouri should be on the lookout for the brown marmorated stink bug this year.
    Media available: photos
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Just like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Sanitizing garden tools between uses will lower the risk of spreading diseases from one plant to another, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
  • Thursday, April 2, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Don’t add fertilizer to your garden unless you know what the soil needs.
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Any grass can be grown in Missouri, but none grow well because of the state’s cold winters and hot summers.
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops.
    Media available: photos
  • Friday, March 21, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s easy to grow lettuce in container gardens, says Kim Martin, manager of Tiger Garden, the student-run floral shop on the University of Missouri campus.
    Media available: photos
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gardeners willing to put in a bit of effort can jump-start this year’s vegetable or flower garden by starting seeds indoors.
    Media available: photo; video
  • Friday, March 1, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Spring is almost here, but gardeners shouldn’t be too quick to start working the soil, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
    Media available: photo
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the leaves of your roses, shrubs or soybeans look like swiss cheese, the culprit could be Japanese beetles.
    Media available: photo; video

Websites

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Courses

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