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- Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Your mother probably warned you about picking up hitchhikers.University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice says your mom was right, especially when it comes to spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that creates severe ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – July, National Watermelon Month, is the time to celebrate this thirst-quenching, vitamin-rich garden delight.Mark Twain wrote that one who has tasted watermelon “knows what the angels eat.”“Aptly named, watermelon is 92% ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Gardening has many rewards, says David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. “One of them is the satisfaction of sharing your plant knowledge with others.”The MU Extension Master Gardener ...
- Published: Monday, June 7, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Gooseberry grows as a small deciduous shrub with edible fruit,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund.Gooseberry clubs once popularThe European gooseberry is an ancient fruit that became popular ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2017
Elderberry rust is a fungal disease that infects elderberry (Sambucus sp.) and sedge (Carex sp.) plants in the eastern United States (Figure 1). The disease is caused by the fungus Puccinia sambuci (Schwein.) Arthur. All American and European ...
Publication date: Jan. 10, 2017
Soil as a medium for plant growth can be described as a complex natural material derived from weathering of rocks and decomposition of organic materials, which provide nutrients, moisture and anchorage for plants.Soil is a mixture of minerals, ...
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Missouri is home to almost all temperate zone fruit plants, including strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants, blueberries, grapes, apricots, cherries, plums, nectarines, peaches, apples and pears. They can be harvested from ...
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Plants are living organisms that contain chlorophyll and use it to manufacture their own food. Their cell walls are more or less rigid and support both the individual cells and the whole structure. Even when plants have reached what we regard as ...
Publication date: June 1, 2016
Welcome to the Missouri Master Gardener program. In this program, you will receive classroom training to become a Master Gardener volunteer in partnership with University of Missouri Extension. More than 2,000 active Missouri Master Gardeners are ...
Publication date: May 1, 2016
For a beginning beekeeper, between two and five hives is ideal. This size apiary is small enough for a beginner to manage but still provides enough bees to allow for winter losses. Expand in a couple of years, after you have gained experience and ...
Midwest Blueberry Production Guide, ID-210, University of Kentucky
Presentations from past Missouri Blueberry Schools are found in the Presentation Archive.
The North Missouri Produce Auction, near Jamesport, Missouri, is an excellent sales outlet for produce growers in Daviess, Grundy, Livingston, and nearby counties. Buyers come from many areas, including St. Joseph and Kansas City.
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