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  1. Groundcovers: Shady characters for problem areas

    Groundcovers: Shady characters for problem areas

    • 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... Continue reading this description

  2. Cover crop field guide now available as mobile app

    Cover crop field guide now available as mobile app

    • May 24, 2018

    TROY, Mo. – The Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) recently reformatted its popular field guide as an app for smartphones and tablets. The Midwest Cover Crop Field Scout app lets farmers, crop advisers and conservation professionals access vital... Continue reading this description

  3. UM System president appoints chief engagement officer to lead statewide outreach

    UM System president appoints chief engagement officer to lead statewide outreach

    • May 24, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri officials announced today that Marshall Stewart, vice chancellor for extension and engagement at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will also serve as chief engagement officer for the UM System. As chief... Continue reading this description

  4. Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

    • May 24, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for... Continue reading this description

  5. Billowing blooms crown peony the queen of spring

    Billowing blooms crown peony the queen of spring

    • May 24, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few flowers symbolize the arrival of spring more than peonies. Their huge, lavish blooms and distinctive floral scent make them one of America’s most treasured perennials, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist... Continue reading this description

  6. Hitchhiking spotted lanternfly could become problem in Missouri

    Hitchhiking spotted lanternfly could become problem in Missouri

    • May 22, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – An exotic pest that hitchhikes on train cars, trucks and boats could suck the life out Missouri crops. Spotted lanternfly has the potential to establish populations in Missouri, says University of Missouri Extension field crop... Continue reading this description

  7. Jo Turner to join National 4-H Hall of Fame

    Jo Turner to join National 4-H Hall of Fame

    • May 18, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Linda “Jo” Turner, former Missouri 4-H program leader and former interim director of University of Missouri Extension, will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame this fall. The National 4-H Hall of Fame recognizes and... Continue reading this description

  8. StoryUP CEO Sarah Hill to appear at FilmFest 4-H

    StoryUP CEO Sarah Hill to appear at FilmFest 4-H

    • May 18, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Digital storyteller and former TV anchor and reporter Sarah Hill will present at the 2018 FilmFest 4-H, July 29-Aug. 1 in Columbia. Hill is a veteran of the interactive media industry and a pioneer in the field of digital... Continue reading this description

  9. Child farm fatalities bring community together to learn about farm safety

    • May 18, 2018

    FORTUNA, Mo. – The people of the Fortuna and Versailles areas know what a farm tragedy feels like. In the last few years, Mennonite families there lost two children to farm accidents. Another was critically injured. Members of the community... Continue reading this description

  10. St. Louis Storytelling Festival honors MU Extension

    St. Louis Storytelling Festival honors MU Extension

    • May 17, 2018

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Storytelling Festival awarded MU Extension the inaugural Nancy and Ken Kranzberg Spirit of St. Louis Storytelling Award. Founded in 1980, the festival brings regional and nationally recognized storytellers to St. Louis... Continue reading this description

  11. Drought tops questions called to MU Extension

    • May 16, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Extension agronomist talk was calm on the weekly teleconference. Few problems discussed on bugs, weeds, fungus or other pests. Then the weather hit the fan. Reports from across Missouri told of farmers’ concerns about lack of... Continue reading this description

  12. Cattle farm tour shows how shade improves profits

    • May 16, 2018

    ST. JAMES, Mo. – Cattle producers are invited to attend a field day at the Mingo Farm in St. James to learn how to use natural shade to improve their beef operation. The field day begins at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Mingo cow-calf... Continue reading this description

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