Natural resources and environment
Learn more about how to manage these sustainable and essential commodities.Find publications (clickable)
Discover simple forest and wildlife management practices through this introductory series.Learn more (clickable)
Pests, such as the emerald ash borer, can damage woodlands, plants and crops. Learn what to watch out for and how to manage these nuisances.Visit tree pests (clickable)
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This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains ...
This workshop explains how to identify trees that meet your ownership objectives and how to care for them properly once selected. It also descirbes federal and state incentive programs to help offset some of your costs, and demonstrates how to ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first series of University of Missouri Extension Master Pollinator Steward classes begins mid-May in Jefferson City. Pollinators play a crucial role in the production of fruits, vegetables, honey and field crops, said MU ...
- Published: Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Growers who plant early risk crop damage or loss to ...
- Published: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners. The persistent cold “was nothing short of amazing,” said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. Many ...
Publications Date: Friday, Sep. 1, 2017
Good tree planting practices include good planting stock, a well-selected and properly prepared site, proper planting methods, and adequate protection and care of the tree seedlings before and after planting. Failure in any of these planting ...
Publications Date: Sunday, Sep. 1, 2013
This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation.Robert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ResourcesEmily FlinnResource ScientistMissouri ...
Publications Date: Sunday, Sep. 1, 2013
Many people in urban and suburban areas want the chance to experience nature and wildlife in their neighborhoods. They may want to enjoy the sight of browsing deer, the sound of singing birds, the smell of blossoming flowers or the feel of cooling ...
Publications Date: Wednesday, Sep. 1, 2010
Populations of bobwhite quail have declined dramatically across Missouri since the 1980s (Figure 1). Although some areas of the state have habitat to support good quail populations, the availability and quality of habitat has declined in most areas, ...
Publications Date: Thursday, Sep. 1, 1994
This publication tells and shows you how to build homes and feeders to attract many kinds of birds, including robins, wrens, bluebirds, tree swallows, purple martins, sparrow hawks, screech owls, chickadees, wood ducks and even squirrels. Structure ...
Publications Date: Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Insects are the most abundant animals on earth. They exert important effects, both positive and negative, on our lives in ways we might not even think about. Although the vast majority of insects are either beneficial or harmless, we often are most ...
NRCS serves all of Missouri’s 114 counties by providing soil survey information, supporting watershed projects and enhancing natural resource conservation.
Emerald Ash Borer University is the collaborative effort of the USDA Forest Service, Michigan State University, Purdue University, and Ohio State University. EAB University serves as the nation's clearinghouse on all aspects of this destructive ...
This 60-page PDF from the Missouri Department of Conservation lists recommended trees for Missouri landscapes. It also describes how to select, buy, transport, plant and care for trees.
A MDC publication (PDF) on picking a tree that is right for the place you intend to plant it.
Purdue University Forestry Extension's publication "Native Trees of the Midwest," a definitive guide to identifying trees in the region.
Introduces landowners to basic forestry and wildlife management and shows them how to integrate both forms of management on their property.
Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory
Analyzes soil, plant, water, manure, compost and greenhouse media.
A collaborative effort of state and federal agencies to keep citizens informed of the latest invasive insect and disease threats to Missouri's trees.
Master Pollinator Steward
Learn about the relationship between pollinators like honeybees and a healthy ecosystem.