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2015 is the year of the coleus

Mention coleus to most gardeners and mental images of shade-loving plants with colorful leaves come to mind. This colorful yet durable plant adapts well to a wide range situations. 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

April gardening calendar

Study your landscape for gaps that could be filled with bulbs. Mark these spots carefully and make a note to order bulbs next August. 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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  • Friday, April 17, 2015
    LINNEUS, Mo. – A one-day workshop, hosted by University of Missouri Extension in Linn County, helps people get out of the dark about growing mushrooms.
  • 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.
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  • Monday, June 2, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– The long, harsh winter coupled with last fall’s drought caused a lot of damage to evergreen trees.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Websites

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Courses

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