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Soil testing time

Whenever the soil is not frozen is a good time to test your soil and find out what it needs for the upcoming growing season. Cost is $20 per sample. A soil auger or probe for taking samples is available for loan with a $100 returnable deposit. The soil sample should consist of 15-20 cores to a 6-inch depth from a maximum of 20 acres. We recommend bringing at least one pint of dry soil to our office, along with your field, lawn or garden information for helping complete the necessary paperwork.

MDC tree seedling order forms are here

Stop by to pick up a Missouri Department of Conservation tree seedling order form or shop online. Place your order early for best selection. 

Chain saw safety

See these training resources to keep you and your family safe. 

Forage sampling especially important this year

Wet weather has made haymaking difficult this year. First-cutting forage quality is generally poor. We loan forage probes to get accurate samples for testing. Learn more about this process.

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Course Catalog 2015

See our catalog of MU Extension courses (PDF) that can be arranged to be conducted in Webster County.

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The faculty and staff of the Webster County Extension Center are available to assist you with unbiased, research-based information on a variety of topics. If you can't find what you are looking for on our website, give us a call at 417-859-2044 or email websterco@missouri.edu.