August 2017 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 August 6-12, 2017
Title: “Solar Eclipse Events”

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

Many communities and organizations are planning special events for the upcoming total solar eclipse. If you would like to participate in such an event, head over to my web page to find links to communities planning special activities and many other eclipse web pages. You can find it at extension.missouri.edu/nwhort. And be sure to use protective eyewear to prevent damage to your eyes!

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 13-19, 2017
Title: “Total Solar Eclipse”

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

The total solar eclipse is almost here!  For many Missourians, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event when something like this happens literally in your own back yard. For those outside the path of totality, you may want to move to a location in the 70 mile wide path across Missouri where the sun will be totally blocked by the moon. But be sure that you use protective eyewear during the partial eclipse phases.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 20-26, 2017
Title: “Squash Vine Borer”

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

One of the big enemies of squashes and other cucurbit crops is the squash vine borer.  These moths lay their eggs on the stems, and then their emerging larvae bore into the vines.  These eventually cause a sudden wilt and death of the plant.  If you see them in your garden, call your local University Extension center for ways to control this pest.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of August 27 to September 2, 2017
Title: “Spider Mites”

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

When hot dry weather appears, it’s time to start looking for spider mites.  These pests can attack almost anything, from vegetables and fruits, to your ornamental plants, and even trees.  They are extremely tiny, and sometimes difficult to see without magnification.  Often, it may appear that your plant has a disease, when it’s really spider mites.  They can be controlled.  Contact your local University Extension center for recommendations.

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