Northwest Missouri Horticulture
Northwest Missouri has a diverse landscape, well-suited to many types of horticulture. From the Missouri River flood plain, to the Green Hills of Grundy and Mercer Counties, you will find almost any type of setting for your horticultural enterprise. We have orchards, vineyards, commercial vegetable production, and nursery operations.
Marketing opportunities are good, since our region is within a few hours of Kansas City.
Northwest Missouri Horticulture Articles
Horticulturalist Tim Baker has produced many news releases and articles for local newspapers over the years. They contain relevant information that will be useful to the people of northwest Missouri for years to come. These articles can be viewed via the News and Articles tab below.
Be sure to check out Tim's horticulture tips for the current month.
Common Northwest Missouri Horticulture problems
Below are three of the top horticultural problems encountered in the northwestern region of Missouri in recent years.
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News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021
At 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, University of Missouri Extension will host a free webinar on climate change. Registration is available on the MU Extension website at bit.ly/BlaineClimateChange.“Climate change is not going away,” says MU Extension ...
- Published: Friday, June 26, 2020
Potato LeafhoppersBy Andy Luke, Field Specialist in AgronomyPotato leafhoppers have been found in area alfalfa fields lately. Farmers should scout their fields to see if this damaging insect is present.Potato leafhoppers are tiny insects that feed on ...
- Published: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Spotted Wing Drosophila has been found in fruit crops all over Missouri, starting in 2013. This reference page includes articles, photos, and links to web sites with more information. Photos are at bottom of this page.Newspaper columns from Tim ...
- Published: Monday, March 2, 2020
In the fall, homeowners who are worried about the apples from their orchards often contact me. Their apples had black, sooty-looking blotches all over. The blackened material was just superficial and did not penetrate the skin. It seemed to rub off ...
Outlines an identification and monitoring guide for Spotted Wing Drosophila, a serious new invasive pest that attacks small fruit crops, that has been developed by the Lincoln University IPM program.
Food safety guidelines for those buying produce at auctions to ensure the product gets to the end user safely.
Researchers from multiple disciplines, including entomology, plant pathology, horticulture, agronomy, animal science and agroforestry, combine research efforts to address an array of issues. Integrated studies of crop, livestock and forestry ...
Map of Missouri statewide agronomic assignments highlighted by the agronomists' coverage areas.