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Lawn and garden
Garden journal and calendar available from MU Extension

There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Our new publication helps both beginning and experienced gardeners. Watch the video. Read more

Winterize your garden

Truman's garden is ready for winter. Is yours? Order From Seed to Harvest and Beyond Garden Journal and Calendar to make sure you haven't missed anything. Read more

December gardening calendar

Water houseplants with tepid water. Cold tap water may shock plants. Find other chores to prep your garden for winter. Read more

Fall garden cleanup

November is the time of year when, in the garden, we should follow Benjamin Franklin's adage: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Read more

Understanding those bluegrasses

All bluegrasses can be identified by a boat-shaped leaf tip and folded vernation. 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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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The 2015 Great Plains Growers Conference and Trade Show will run Jan. 8-10 at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.
  • Friday, October 31, 2014
    BETHANY, Mo. – It’s spaghetti disguised as a vegetable. Spaghetti squash is a versatile, nutritious fall favorite that is often overlooked by shoppers who don’t know how to cook it, says University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist Janet Hackert.
  • Thursday, August 21, 2014
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – There are many steps to creating a beautiful, productive garden. Soil preparation, mulching, adding compost, starting seeds, when to plant and when to harvest are just a few things you need to understand to create a successful garden.
    Media available: audio; photos; video
  • Monday, August 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – 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 University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic is where you can turn for help.
    Media available: photos; video
  • 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
  • Monday, June 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The long, harsh winter coupled with last fall’s drought caused a lot of damage to evergreen trees.
    Media available: photo
  • Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Past performance does not guarantee future results. That’s true in your lawn and garden as well as the stock market. If you haven’t had a soil test in the past few years, it would be a worthwhile investment, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
  • Monday, May 13, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It could be the memory of shelling peas with your grandmother or a desire for fragrant flowers. It could be as simple as wanting to shave a bit off your food bill. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided to plant your first-ever garden. Now what do you do?
    Media available: audio; photo
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Winter is finally releasing its grip, so lawns will be greening up and growing. It will soon be time for one of the most basic homeowner rituals: mowing the lawn.
    Media available: audio; photos; video
  • Friday, March 1, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Many garden and home-improvement stores offer a seemingly endless selection of fertilizers. What’s the best choice for your lawn or garden? Only your soil knows for sure.
    Media available: photo
  • 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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