Horticulture

News

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s not surprising that “carrot” describes a lure or incentive. Sweet, full of vitamins and antioxidants, carrots should entice you as a winner for your home garden.
    Media available: audio; photo
  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Peas will never be considered an exotic food, but they’ve been cultivated for at least 5,000 years. This ancient plant is a cool-season vegetable that needs to be planted early.
    Media available: audio; photos
  • Monday, March 24, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 1937, animator Frank Tashlin borrowed the name of petunia for Porky Pig’s girlfriend. Just as animation has changed greatly in nearly 80 years, today’s petunia is a far cry from yesteryear’s flower.
    Media available: audio; 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
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s one of the most popular crops in the home garden. It’s 95 percent water, low in calories and an excellent source of vitamin K. It’s been grown in space and a mile underground.
    Media available: audio; photos
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – You might love your houseplants, but our homes often do not provide the best environment for them to thrive.
    Media available: audio; photos
  • Thursday, December 19, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Use it to steal a kiss, but keep it away from children, pets and yourself. Every part of mistletoe, an evergreen plant with white berries, is highly toxic.
    Media available: audio; photo
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Beautiful countryside and wine. What’s not to love? Add Midwestern hospitality and that’s what visitors will find on the Great Northwest Missouri Wine Trail. Eight wineries work together to bring wine-tasting tourists to their region just north of Kansas City.
    Media available: audio; photos; video
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–A variety of fruit fly, the spotted wing drosophila, has appeared in Missouri and made its presence felt by fruit growers.
    Media available: audio; photos
  • Friday, August 16, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– A University of Missouri class lets students learn firsthand about agriculture in other parts of the world.
  • Friday, August 16, 2013
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension centers are gearing up for Master Gardener classes this fall.
    Media available: photo
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013
    A blog for beginning farmers has reached a milestone with more than 100,000 visits.
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    NEVADA, Mo. —Trees, like people, have a life span. They live, they flourish, they die. University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Pat Miller offers her Top 10 practices for prolonging the life of your tree.
  • 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
  • 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

Browse these University of Missouri websites:

You may be interested in these external websites:

MU Extension near you