Education Program To Assist Farmers In Assessing Risk

This is a University Of Missouri Extension Program to be held in Milan on Tuesday, December 2nd.  This is such a timely and important topic to agriculture producers right now and can have major financial implications. Find out more by looking at the flyer.  We would really appreciate you helpiing to spread the word about this program!

Pesticide Applicator Training

Do you need your pesticide applicator license?  More and more pesticides are becoming restricted each year.  For dates or if you have questions please call the Sullivan County Extension Center at 660-265-4541.   It takes approximately 3 hours to watch the CD...classes are held yearly, usually in late January and February. You will need to purchase the book for $12 and your license is good for 5 years.  Don’t guess; soil tests save time, money.

Soil testing is the best guide to the wise and efficient use of fertilizer and soil amendments, said Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Extension Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Services. Whether you grow acres of row crops or have a vegetable patch in the backyard, a soil test will provide you with an analysis of nutrients and a set of recommendations for any improvements. “We frequently get questions from customers like, ‘I apply fertilizer every year. How come my plants are not doing well?’” Nathan said. “Most of the time the problem is they never have done a soil test, but have been guessing on fertilizer requirements,” she said. “They do not realize that by guessing they are wasting money by over- or underapplication, and the excess fertilizer can end up in streams, ponds and underground water, polluting the environment. ”Soil testing can be done through the extension office. The cost is $15 per sample. Soil testing publications

 

2015 Red Book Ordered In Sullivan County

The popular Red Book for beef cattle and pasture management has been ordered! The Red Book is an accepted method of record keeping by the National Cattle and Beef Association. In addition, the book provides information on scoring cattle, gestation and Beef Quality Assurance National Guidelines. The supply is limited. Call the Sullivan County Extension Center to receive your Red Book for 2015 at 660-265-4541 or send an email to: sullivanco@missouri.edu. The cost is $5 per book.