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Event date: May 28, 2020 - July 30, 2020
This webinar offers comprehensive classes aimed to commercial fruit growers. Classes are divided as being of general or specialized knowledge.General knowledge classes include: Site selection and planting, Crop fertility, Orchard and berries weed ...
Event date: March 27, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Provides in depth horticulture training for Missourians who wish to spread their knowledge of gardening. Prepares volunteers for horticulture questions frequently asked by citizens around the state, based on unbiased research based gardening ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, May 15, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In response to the tremendous interest in home food production, University of Missouri Extension now offers a free online course in basic vegetable gardening.“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put an added financial strain on many ...
- Published: Monday, May 11, 2020
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Looking for a way to improve your physical and mental well-being during stressful times? A University of Missouri Extension horticulturist recommends gardening as a perfect solution. “Gardening provides many health benefits ...
- Published: Friday, March 27, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Create some interest in your garden patch by adding unique vegetables this spring”, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “One of the joys of gardening is trying something new each year,” ...
- Published: Thursday, March 5, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – It is difficult to think about gardening in the midst of sweater weather. “However, now is the perfect time to start seeds of certain garden plants indoors so they will be ready for transplant when warmer weather arrives,” said ...
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.
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