The place to go when you need to know

The Pike County Extension Center is available to help you get the information you need. Extension can get you research-based information in the areas of agriculture, business and the workforce, children and teens, community development, environmental quality, family life, home and garden, and nutrition and health. 

 

Ordering Tree Seedlings in Missouri

What  tree species successfully grow in your area, how many trees can you plant and properly maintain and when do you need to place your seedling order?  These questions and more are answered in MU Extension publication G5006 Right Species, Right Place: Considerations Before You Order Tree Seedlings in Missouri.    If you are interested in ordering tree and small bush seedlings from the Missouri state nursery, the catalog and order from are available at 2017-2018 Seedling Order Form

 

 

 

 

 

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Farmers and ranchers who need to use "restricted use" pesticides in their operations need to have a license to purchase those products. The Pike County Extension Center offers you the opportunity to obtain or renew your private pesticide applicator license for only $12. To schedule your training, please contact us at (573) 324-5464 or by email at PikeCo@missouri.edu.

 

Don't guess....Soil test!

Basic soil testing analyzes nutrient content and fertility status. Results include fertilizer and lime recommendations. Additional tests are available for nutrient management plans, environmental issues, potting mixes, compost, manure and water usage. Each sample should contain about 1½ cups of dry soil from 6 to 7 inches deep. Consult our soil testing publications for specific instructions. Results are typically provided within two weeks.