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 Media

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 Publications links.

Horticulture tips

Be sure to check out Tim's horticulture tips for the current month.

Events and online courses


Detecting larval infestations and insecticidal options for Spotted Wing Drosoph…

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 at produce auctions (PDF)

Food safety guidelines for those buying produce at auctions to ensure the product gets to the end user safely.

Horticulture and Agroforestry Center

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 practices are occurring, as is the development of superior lines for timber and nut meat production.

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