The following publications might be of particular interest to people in Polk County. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Missouri Fencing and Boundary Laws


Find what farmers and landowners need to know about fencing duties, rights and boundaries provided in Missouri's fencing law and a local option counties can adopt.

Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri


Get custom service rates for fieldwork, planting, fertilizer, crop harvesting, hauling and heavy equipment activities from a survey of farmers, agribusinesses and contractors.

Cash Rental Rates in Missouri


Learn about trends in cash rental rates for Missouri cropland, pastureland, grain bins, farm buildings and fee hunting based on survey responses from 112 MIssourians.

Vegetable Planting Calendar


Plant a vegetable garden to save on your family food bill and promote good dietary habits. The tables in this guide help Missourians plan what to plant, when to plant and how much of each vegetable to plant.

Cool-Season Grasses: Lawn Maintenance Calendar


Learn how to maintain a beautiful lawn of cool-season grass such as Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, tall fescue or fine fescue. Monthly steps plus info on fertilizing, mowing, watering, aerating, controlling thatch and weeds, top-dressing, rolling

Raised-Bed Gardening


Raised-bed gardens have several advantages, including higher yields and a longer growing season. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs can all be grown in raised beds. Learn about types of raised beds and how to build and maintain them in this gui

Fruit Spray Schedules for the Homeowner


Most home fruit plants require pesticide treatments to control serious diseases and insect pests. Learn what pesticides are needed and the frequency of application of sprays for many fruits in this guide.

Polk County Courthouse


Missouri Courthouses
Contact and other information about this county is available on the National Association of Counties website.

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