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Event date: April 22, 2020 - June 24, 2020
Occurs Wednesdays 11 AM - 12 PMThe broad state network of MU Plant Science and Animal Science Extension faculty answer the current, pressing questions of our farmers, growers and the public in weekly one-hour “town hall” meetings. Four different ...
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: 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: Monday, Nov. 11, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo.- Homeowners should be careful when using ice melters close to trees this winter, said a University of Missouri Extension forester. "Nearly all ice melters are salts," said Hank Stelzer. They work by lowering the freezing point of water ...
- Published: Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians can use social media to get expert answers to their gardening questions.Missouri Master Gardeners and University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialists teamed up to create the new Ask a Missouri Master Gardener ...
- Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many landscapes have problem spots where nothing grows well or looks attractive, such as the area below a large tree with a dense leaf canopy. The area beneath a tree receives relatively little light. This and the competitive root ...
Publication date: July 1, 2016
Residential landscaping can be defined as the art and the practice of improving the appearance and aesthetic appeal of the area surrounding a home. Each home and its landscape should be a reflection of the people who live there. It represents a ...
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: Feb. 1, 2016
Trees and shrubs add beauty and value to residential and commercial properties. Well-placed plants can provide color, movement and interesting textures and also reduce energy costs. However, success with woody plants requires care in plant selection, ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2015
Figure 1A typical plan for windbreaks. The high cost of home heating and air conditioning often prompts homeowners to explore ways to reduce home energy use. Outdoor landscape plants, which help control erosion and are pleasing in themselves, ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2014
The most highly prized landscape plants are broad-leaved evergreens. They are the true aristocrats of our gardens. However, many of them require special attention if they are to develop into attractive, long-lived plants.Wide fluctuations in ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2014
Plant pieces severed from a parent plant and rooted to form new plants are called cuttings. New plants formed from cuttings have the same characteristics as the parent plant. The process of rooting cuttings is simple and inexpensive and requires ...
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