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Northwest Regional Extension Council Meeting - May 2, 2018

The Northwest Regional Extension Council will meet May 2, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, 104 W. Samuel at 7 PM.

Agenda and Minutes can be found here

New Training Requirements for Soybean Herbicides Containing Dicamba

The EPA approved new herbicide labeling as of October of 2017 and has major changes. Please study the labels on the Missouri Department of Ag website for the Federal label and 24c label, which is Missouri specific. Growers and certified applicators who will be applying the product will be required to have a private pesticide applicator license. Each person applying the product will be required to have the license rather than working under a growers license.

Also, private applicator licenses from other states than Missouri are not acceptable. The private pesticide applicator license must be a Missouri license.

Secondly, auxin herbicide training which is the new training requirements including dicamba are required. This training can be accessed on-line through the Missouri Department of Ag website or the University of Missouri Extension website and searching for “Synthetic Auxin Herbicide Applicator Training Program”

For more information, contact Wayne Flanary at 660-446-3724 or Andy Luke at 660-425-6434, Regional Agronomists, University of Missouri Extension.

 

Missouri Steer Feedout 2017-18

 

See how your calves perform in the feedlot and on the rail by participating in the Missouri Steer Feedout. You can enroll as few as five head, with no maximum.  Refer to the brochure (PDF) for more details.

Dicamba damaged soybeans

By Andy Luke, Regional Agronomy Specialist

Are you questioning if you have soybean damage from dicamba?  Here is a Q & A's guide and pictures showing dicamba damage, Dicamba damage soybeans: What to know (PDF).

Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2016

 

The Missouri Cash Rental Rates for 2016 are available from University of Missouri Extension 2016 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri or view the PDF guide.  

Is your family prepared for an emergency disaster?

Now is the time of year to make sure your safe room at home is ready. Update your supply of food, water, personal care items like medicine & glasses, first aid kit, and flashlights with fresh batteries. Also, include a change of clothing for each family member and sturdy shoes. Keep your cell phones charged and use only one at a time in order to have extended texting abilities in case power is lost. Click the link for a complete list of items to include in your Disaster Supplies Kit.

 

For other information concerning emergencies and disasters, go to MU Extension Emergency management website.
 

Agronomy News

You can read the latest agronomy news in the Northwest Region by going to Agronomy Newsletter.

Fencing and boundary laws

MU Extension publication G810, Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws provides general information for landowners. 

Websites offer free climate data

Farmers have a new set of free tools to help them make crop decisions.

Ray Massey, MU Extension agricultural economist, and Pat Guinan, climatologist for MU Extension Commercial Agriculture, are collaborating with participants across the nation to make information easily available.

The websites are important because access to historical climate data helps farm operations that depend on favorable temperatures and precipitation patterns, Massey says. He and Guinan recently presented the information at MU’s Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Find addresses and explore details on more than a dozen climate-oriented websites.


St. Joseph Weather Station — Real time

MU Extension in the Northwest Region is on Facebook. Look at what's going on and programs that are offered.

Northwest region Regional Office
University of Missouri
109 A Whitten
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-4554
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Email: nwrd@missouri.edu
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