Private Pesticide Applicator Training

The MU Extension is offering a Private Pesticide Applicator’s Training in Chillicothe on February 4th.  Valerie Tate, MU Extension’s Field Specialist in Agronomy in Linn County, will hold the program at the Mildred Litton Community Center, starting at 9:00 am. In order for farmers to purchase or apply restricted use pesticides on property owned or rented by them, they must […]

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Don’t Fertilize Trees In The Fall

While fall is a good time to plant trees, it is not an ideal time for fertilizing them  Tim Baker, Horticulture Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension says generally fertilizing is not a good idea unless under emergency conditions. If you have questions about fertilizing trees, contact your local Extension office.  In Chillicothe, call 646-0811.

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Friend of 4H Awards Presented

The Livingston County 4H held its annual recognition event that included honoring community members.  Livingston County Extension Director and Youth Development Specialist Shawn Murphy says three community members were selected this year to receive the Friend of 4H award. The recognition event kicks off the annual 4H Week.  Murphy will talk more about 4H Week on Wednesday.

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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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