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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 ...
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- Published: Monday, March 30, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved two alternative methods for completing Private Pesticide Applicator Training (PPAT). "We know planting ...
- Published: Thursday, May 16, 2019
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mulching is a time-honored spring chore that keeps unwanted weeds from taking away from the beauty of flowers, trees and shrubs. Mulch cools the soil, saves moisture, controls weeds and provides a unifying effect in the ...
- Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The lowly dandelion announces spring’s arrival with a spackling of bright yellow blooms. Some consider the dandelion the scourge of lawns. Others savor its greens as a vegetable. Its sunny blooms give dandelion wine its unique ...
- 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 ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Positive identification of pests, including weeds, is the first step in a sound integrated pest management program. Knowledge of plant morphological features, such as leaf and stem shape, flower type and color, and the presence of hairs make ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2017
This guide provides weed identification and control information that turfgrass professionals can use to develop effective weed control programs for golf courses, athletic fields, sod farms, lawns and other turfgrass systems. The recommendations apply ...
Publication date: June 1, 2017
This Restricted-Use Pesticide Record-Keeping Form is for use with MP692, USDA Pesticide Record-Keeping Requirements for Certified Private Applicators of Federally Restricted-Use Pesticides. The revised form includes places to note information ...
Publication date: June 1, 2017
The 1990 farm bill requires private certified pesticide applicators to keep records of all applications of federally restricted-use pesticides (RUP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) administers the ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2016
The demand for locally-grown, vine-ripened tomatoes remains strong in Missouri. If you can produce high yields of good-quality tomatoes, the opportunity exists for you to make a reasonable return on your investment.The resources essential for ...
Publication date: July 1, 2015
Pest problems occur in many different settings from agricultural to commercial and residential. Often a pesticide will be chosen as part of a management plan for pest control. If you choose to apply a pesticide, understanding the contents of the ...
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