August 2016 Horticulture Tips

Tim Baker, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist
102 N. Main, Suite 1, Gallatin, MO 64640
660-663-3232, bakert@missouri.edu

Horticulture Tip for the week of July 31 to August 6, 2016
Title: “Plant Diagnostic Clinic”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

If you are having difficulty diagnosing a problem in your horticulture crop, row crop, or pasture, consider sending a sample to the University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic.  Our diagnostician has the laboratory equipment and skills to diagnose a wide range of plant diseases.  The key to proper treatment is knowing what the problem is, and MU’s Plant Diagnostic Clinic is a great place to find out.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 7-13, 2016
Title: “Horseradish”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Looking for an interesting plant for your vegetable garden?  Try horseradish!  This hot tasting root is established in early spring from root cuttings saved from the previous growing season.  Horseradish needs a deep, rich soil to do well.  Be sure to water during dry spells.  Harvest the roots in the fall after the first good frost, or harvest throughout the winter whenever the soil is not frozen.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 14-20, 2016
Title: “Lawn Renovation”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

If you are planning to renovate your lawn, August is an important time for planning and preparation.  If you plan a total renovation and reseeding, August is the time to use a burn-down herbicide. Select and purchase the grass seed that you intend to sow in September.  And get a soil test to see what nutrients need to be applied.  If you plan ahead, you’ll be on your way to starting a productive lawn next month.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 21-27, 2016
Title: “Japanese Beetles”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Japanese Beetles have been in the United States since 1916, and they were first found in Missouri in the early 1960’s, in urban areas.  But within the last 10 years, they have spread to rural Missouri in ever-increasing numbers.  They feed on a wide range of plants, from horticultural crops to row crops.  If you think you have them, call your local Extension center for a positive identification.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 28 to September 3, 2016
Title: “Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner”

Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension:

Did your apples or peaches turn out poorly this year?  Were your small fruits unproductive?  Growing fruit is not always as easy as it looks.  Diseases and insects take their toll on Missouri fruit crops each year.  To keep on top of things, you need to start spraying during the dormant season.  For a complete guide, call your local MU Extension Center and ask for our guide: “Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner”.

This has been Tim Baker, with a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension.