Fertilizing Trees? You May Want To Wait!

If you are considering giving you trees and shrubs a little boost this fall by applying some fertilizer, hold off!  Tim Baker, a Horticulture Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Program says be careful about fertilizing trees and shrubs in the fall. If you have questions about fertilizing trees and shrubs, contact your local Extension office.  In Chillicothe, call […]

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Fall Is A Good Time For Soil Testing

Producers looking to make amendments to the soil in their fields may want to consider collecting soil samples in the fall.  Valarie Tate, Agronomy Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Office says soil testing this time of year can help producers make important decisions.  Tate says testing gives you a baseline to work from. Tate says Soil testing is […]

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Livingston County’s “Farm Family” Recognized At State Fair

The Clint and Angela Lewis family represented Livingston county at the state fair.  The Lewis family were among those honored during the 61st annual Farm Family Day, Aug. 12 at the Missouri State Fair. The Lewis family was selected as the Livingston County Farm Family by the Livingston County Farm Bureau and the University of Missouri’s Extension in Livingston County. […]

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Farmers Soil Testing Best in Fall

Producers making amendments to the soil in their fields may consider collecting soil samples in the fall. Valarie Tate with the Extension Center says soil testing this time of year can help producers make important decisions. She says testing gives you a baseline from which you can work. Tate says testing is also a good tool for fields with soybean […]

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Repairing Flood Damaged Fields – MU Extension

When floods damage a field, recovery may not be a simple as the producer may think.  The University of Missouri Extension service is offering programs around the region on repairing flood-damaged fields.  University of Missouri Extension field specialist in livestock, Heather Conrow says Many crop fields and pasturelands in Missouri were damaged by flooding during the spring.  She says many […]

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Livestock Concerns After Flooding

As floodwaters recede, the University of Missouri Extension reminds livestock producers that are several things to keep in mind.  Jenna Monnig says there are potential hazards the flooding may bring about. Monnig says standing water can also be a problem. She says farmers should make sure they clear any debris from the pasture areas before releasing animals into the area. […]

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Garden Planning – MU Extension

As the weather warms and the grass and trees are starting to show signs of life, many people are starting to think about their garden and vegetable gardens in particular.  A successful garden doesn’t happen by accident.  University of Missouri Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker says it takes careful planning. If you have questions about planning and planting your garden, contact […]

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