February 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 January 29 to February 4, 2017
Title: “Seed and Nursery Catalogs”

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

Winter is the season for planning your garden! As those seed and nursery catalogs start to arrive, it’s always exciting to see what new varieties of fruits and vegetables are available. It’s always tempting to try out a new kind of plant, which is what makes gardening so fun. As you look at these catalogs, look for plants with improved insect,disease and drought-tolerance.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 5-11, 2017
Title: “New Insect Pests”

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

It seems that there is always a new insect pest arriving our shores to cause troubles on our crops, orchards, and even become pests for homeowners. We are all familiar with the Asian Lady Beetle, because of their tendency to come indoors each fall and become a nuisance. Some insects, such as the Emerald Ash Borer, have not arrived NW Missouri yet.  But it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for them.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 12-18, 2017
Title: “Brown Marmorated Stink Bug”

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

A new insect pest which may arrive Northwest Missouri in the near future is the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Already a severe problem in several eastern states, this insect can cause severe losses in row crops, vegetable crops, fruit crops, and even ornamental plantings. In addition, this pest can invade your home, causing a real nuisance due to the odor. Keep an eye out for them and let Extension know if you find any.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of February 19-25, 2017
Title: “Thousand Canker Disease”

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

A new disease of black walnuts is spreading around our country. Called Thousand Canker Disease, this is a fungal disease carried by the walnut twig beetle. It was known to exist out west, but recently has been found in several eastern states, and is spreading. This could cause severe economic losses to our forestry industry in Missouri. For more information, call your MU Extension office for a brochure.

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