June 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 June 5-11, 2016
Title: “Weed Identification Web Stie”

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

Is there a weed that is taking over your garden, pasture or row crop?  Do you need an identification so you can know how to control it? University of Missouri Extension has a new web site to help you.  Just go to WeedID.missouri.edu (with “Missouri” spelled out). There you will find aids to help you identify your plant, complete with photos.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 12-18, 2016
Title: “Farmers markets grow in all economic times”

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

Farmers' markets are still growing, through both good and bad economic times.  Many produce farmers are finding that farmers markets are a great way to sell their produce at a good price compared to wholesale. Consumers are finding that farmers markets provide a good, economical way to purchase food that is fresh and tastes great. If you haven’t been by your local farmers' market recently, give it a try today!

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 19-25, 2016
Title: “Nitrogen Side-Dressing”

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

Nitrogen is a critical nutrient for plant growth, and if your garden is short, plants will suffer.  While you should add a little nitrogen in your starter fertilizer, nitrogen is subject to leaching and you may lose most of it in times of heavy rainfall.  The solution is to add nitrogen later in the season, with a practice we call “side-dressing”.  To insure the best results, get a soil test for the proper amount.

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

 

Horticulture Tip for the week of June 26 to July 2, 2016
Title: “Controlling Nuisance Woodpeckers”

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

Woodpeckers can cause extensive damage on trees and even your home.  In trees, their damage is often mistaken for borers.  Usually woodpecker or sapsucker damage will be expressed as small holes in a horizontal or vertical linear pattern.  Borer-caused holes, however, are random and not linear.  For information on controlling these pests, give us a call and ask for our guide sheet, “Controlling Nuisance Woodpeckers.".

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