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Call Master Gardener Hotline Direct for 
Solutions to Lawn, Gardening or Insect Problems

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — If you have a lawn or gardening problem, who are you going to call for unbiased, research-based solutions? Trained volunteers that are working the Master Gardeners of Greene County Hotline that is who.

These volunteers have answers to most home gardening questions.

Master Gardener volunteers staff the hotline from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from March through October.

The hotline can be reached directly by telephone at 417- 874-2963 or by email at

Visitors are always welcome to come in personally to the Hotline Room located in the west end of the Springfield Botanical Center at 2400 S. Scenic Avenue in Springfield.

Clients who come in person can visit face-to-face with master gardeners and can bring in a sample of the problem for better diagnosis.

In 2016, Extension-trained Master Gardeners provided about 22,000 hours of volunteer horticulture services in Greene County. Master Gardeners provide educational programs, work in demonstration gardens, answer horticulture questions from members of the public and assist with various other community projects.


Eating the Mediterranean Way

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Contracting 101: How Your Small Business Can Win Government Contracts seminar. 
Tuesday, April 25, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  ---- Carl Junction Community Center, 303 N. Main.

Presented by Phyllis Behrens, PTAC specialist with MSSU SBTDC
Sponsored by Mid-Missouri Bank.

Small businesses are under-represented in the government market so this workshop will cover steps a small business like yours can take now to be ready to pounce on federal opportunities your market research uncovers.

Seminar and lunch are provided free of charge. Limited seating for only 15 people is available, and a reservation is required. 


Soil Testing

Whether you are planting a garden, an orchard or thinking of hay and pasture, a soil test can help you know what you will need to amend your soil for the best results possible. Call our office for more information at 417-455-9500. Cost is $20 per sample.

Soil testing provides an estimate of the plant-available nutrients in the soil and is an essential tool for a sound fertilization program. Periodic soil testing will help to correct nutrient deficiencies, avoid excess fertilizer applications and maintain a healthy lawn, garden or cropland.
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Southwest Region Expert Guide

A reference guide to the expertise of University of Missouri Extension specialists in Southwest Missouri: 2011 Expert Guide (PDF).

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