The following publications cover topics related to Commercial Horticulture. For a complete list of MU Extension publications, visit the main Publications page.

Microgreens Planning Budget

New

Use this enterprise budget to estimate costs and returns from producing microgreens in Missouri.

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property

Revised

Hummingbirds usually arrive in Missouri to nest from early to mid-April, but that can vary considerably from year to year. If you want to attract them to your property, it helps to understand their biology and behavior, and to implement habitat management practices.

Home Lawn Watering Guide

Reviewed

To avoid severe loss of turfgrass and to conserve water, homeowners should manage their lawns each year in anticipation of water restrictions. This guide describes that will reduce the need for irrigation while improving the competitiveness and appearance of your lawn.

Roses: Selecting and Planting

Revised

Roses are well adapted to many different environmental conditions. They are useful as landscape plants and prized as cut flowers. Since they are the product of centuries of breeding and selection, many shapes, forms, and colors provide endless types to select from and use.

Marketing Maple Syrup in Missouri

New

Read highlights of the findings from a recent MU Extension study exploring maple syrup production in the lower Midwest, including interviews with Missouri producers and best practices for marketing products.

Small Acreage Business Planning in Missouri

New

Learn why business planning around marketing, assets and profitability is important for launching a successful small acreage enterprise. Be sure to envision your goals as you consider enterprises.

Regulations for Selling Safe Canned Foods in Missouri — Fact Sheet

Revised

Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

Soil Nitrogen Test Information Form

Revised

Editor’s note
This publication is a fillable PDF. Select the “Download this publication” button and save the form to your computer. Then either fill it in using Acrobat Reader and print it to send with your samples, or print it and fill it in by hand.

Farmers Guide to the H-2A Visa Program

Revised

Missouri employers can use the H-2A visa program to get foreign workers for agricultural jobs. Learn about the H-2A visa process, who can help, costs and employer requirements.

Home Storage of Fruits and Vegetables in Root Cellars

Reviewed

Reviewed by Leslie Bertsch
Field Specialist in Nutrition and Health

Use this chart as a quick reference. For more detailed information about constructing and using a root cellar, check the references listed.

Selecting Landscape Plants: Ornamental Vines

Revised

Revised by David Trinklein
Horticulture Extension State Specialist
Division of Plant Sciences & Technology 

Disease Prevention in Home Vegetable Gardens

Revised

Reduce the chances of disease in your home vegetable garden through a combination of proven prevention methods, including sanitation; cultural, physical and biological practices; staking; and solarization. Learn how in this University of Missouri Extensio

Market Channels for Locally Raised Foods

Revised

Sell Missouri vegetables via CSAs; U-pick sales; on-farm, roadside, farmers markets; co-ops; wholesale auctions; restaurants, institutions, supermarkets.

Pecan Pest Management: Insects and Diseases

Reviewed

Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

George S. Smith and Maureen H. O'Day
Department of Entomology

William Reid
Kansas State University

Grasses in Shade: Establishing and Maintaining Lawns in Low Light

Reviewed

Growing grass under trees is hard because the quality as well as the quantity of light changes in the shade. Learn what grass species and cultivars are shade-tolerant and how to manage a shady lawn in this University of Missouri Extension guide.

Cool-Season Grass Cultivars for Athletic Fields

Reviewed

Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

Brad S. Fresenburg and John H. Dunn
Department of Horticulture

Turfgrass Disease Control

Revised

Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

Brad S. Fresenburg
Division of Plant Sciences

Protecting Water Quality During Lawn Establishment and Renovation

Reviewed

Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

Brad S. Fresenburg, Barbara S. Corwin and Robert R. Broz
Departments of Horticulture, Plant Pathology and Agricultural Systems Management

Establishment and Care of Zoysiagrass Lawns

Reviewed

Zoysiagrass is a warm-season grass that grows best in full sun. It can be established in several ways. Learn how to establish and care for a zoysiagrass lawn in this guide.

Natural Lawn Care

Reviewed

Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

Brad S. Fresenburg
Assistant Extension Professor and Turfgrass State Specialist
Division of Plant Sciences

Bermudagrass for Athletic Fields

Reviewed

Reviewed by Peng Tian
Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences

Reviewed by Manoj Chhetri
Department of Horticulture

Brad S. Fresenburg
Department of Horticulture

Identification and Management of Turfgrass Diseases

Reviewed

This publication is designed to be a useful reference for diagnosticians, turfgrass managers, industry representatives and others who want to learn how to diagnose and manage common turfgrass diseases caused by plant pathogenic fungi.

Selecting Landscape Plants: Flowering Trees

Reviewed

Reviewed by David Trinklein
Horticulture Extension State Specialist
Division of Plant Sciences & Technology

Flowering trees add beauty and seasonal interest to the landscape. Many, including the popular flowering dogwood (Figure 1), have colorful or interesting fruits that may be edible or attractive to birds.

Armadillos in Missouri: Techniques to Prevent and Control Damage

Reviewed

Armadillos are becoming more common in Missouri. Visit our site for our Armadillos in Missouri: Techniques to Prevent and Control Damage resource.

Managing Woodchuck Problems in Missouri

Reviewed

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