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A 242-page reference handbook
entitled "Applying Pesticides Correctly" is available for a
Farmers interested in buying pesticides listed as
"restricted-use" need a state-issued license to purchase
them. The Webster County Extension Center in
Marshfield is now offering the training by computer. The
user-friendly computer-based CD-ROM training takes about three hours
to cover 11 different modules. The training is offered by
appointment during Extension Center working hours, and is open to
anyone at least 18 years of age. Once the training is complete,
it takes about two weeks to receive the five-year license from the
Missouri Department of Agriculture.
Tree Seedling Order Form
||Missouri Department of
Conservation Tree Seedling Order Forms are available around the
first week of November. Come into the Webster County
Extension Center office in Marshfield to pick up your free form or pick one up at the
Missouri Department of Conservation office in Springfield, or order
on-line at www.conservation.state.mo.us/forest/nursery/seedling/. Orders are filled on a
first-come, first-serve basis until supplies are depleted and each year many species sell
||4-H Council meets the first Thursday of
every month at 7 p.m. at the Webster County Extension Center in Marshfield, Missouri.
|Webster County Family &
Education Association Clubs (FCE)
||Bowen Happy Hour
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Minnie Woodworth, President
184 State Highway MM
Niangua, MO 65713
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 12 p.m.
Kathy Haymes, President
1248 Beach Road
Conway, MO 65632
||Friendship Extension Homemakers
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 10 a.m.
Melinda S. Leonard, President
1831 Big Timber Rd.
Marshfield, MO 65706
||Small Town Nineties
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2 p.m.
Frances Delly, President
446 State Hwy AA
Elkland, MO 65644
Meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
C. T. Johnson, President
Marshfield, MO 65706
University of Missouri Independent Study
We are an affiliated testing site for approved high
school and college courses.
Directions to the Webster County Extension
Missouri Master Gardener Program
Get horticulture training and use your interest in gardening to help
neighbors learn more.
Soil analysis at a cost of $12 per sample, is available through the Soil Testing
Lab at the University of Missouri. Turnaround time is 2-3 weeks, depending on the
season. Sample boxes and soil probes/augers for loan are available from the Webster
County Extension Center to do your soil sampling. A minimum of 15-20 subsamples of
soil, mixed together and representing no more than 20 acres, are needed to provide an
accurate composite sample for testing.
Pressure Gauge Testing
For information on home canning see MU Guides GH1451
"Quality For Keeps: Food Preservation - Before You Start to Can,
Learn the Basics" and GH1452
"Quality For Keeps: Food Preservation - Steps to Success in Home
Food canner pressure gauge testing is free and available
during office hours.
Bring in the lid with the gauge attached. An accurate gauge helps prevent food
spoilage and possible food poisoning. Dial gauges should be
checked annually, or especially if the lid has been dropped or
submerged in water. Weighted gauges do not go out of adjustment
and so do not need to be checked for accuracy.
If you need replacement parts for your food
canner, check with your local hardware store or our supplier
Forage analysis is available through Livestock Nutrition Laboratory Services at the
University of Missouri. Cost varies with type of test, with discounts given to DHI
members. Turnaround time is 3-7 days. Samples should be mailed early in the week.
Prepaid sample mailers and forage augers for loan are available from the Webster
County Extension Center to do your forage sampling. A minimum of 10 subsamples of
forage, mixed together, are needed to provide an accurate composite sample for testing.
The Webster County Extension Center can test your drinking water for pH, hardness,
iron, chlorine, and nitrates for a cost of $10 per sample. Provide a one-quart sample
of water in a clean jar.
Bacterial testing of water for safety is available from the
Webster County Health Unit, 233 E. Washington, Marshfield, MO. Contact
at 417-859-2532 to obtain a specially-prepared bacterial sample bottle and instructions.
Cost of bacterial testing is $10 per sample. The most accurate results are
obtained by keeping the sample cool and in the dark and getting it to the State
Public Health Laboratory in Springfield, Missouri within six hours of taking the
Manure analysis is available through Livestock Nutrition Laboratory Services at the
University of Missouri. Cost is $20 by cash or $22 on credit. Turnaround
time is one week. Samples should be mailed early in the week. Instructions for
obtaining a proper sample are available from the Webster County Extension Center.
Fescue Fungus Testing
Fescue fungus analysis is available through Livestock Nutrition Laboratory Services
at the University of Missouri. Cost is $23 by cash or $25 on credit.
Samples should be mailed early in the week. Test tube sets for collecting fescue
leaf samples are available from the Webster County Extension Center.
||Web Manager: Bob Schultheis
Webster County Extension Center
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