Floriculture

Grand River Garden Club to sponsor the Floriculture Show at the North Central Missouri Fair

The Grand River Garden Club will sponsor the Floriculture Show at the North Central Missouri Fair. Gardeners can submit entries at the Trenton Rock Barn the morning of August 1st from 8:30 to 10:30. Categories include container grown, roses, annuals, perennials, bulbs and tubers, shrubs and vines, herbs, grasses, and design. Chairperson Dorothy Taul says […]

Forage

Alternative forage options during and after drought

Widespread drought conditions during the 2018 growing season in most of Missouri resulted in hay and forage shortages, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal. Dhakal offers some alternative/emergency forage options to feed beef cattle during fall, winter, and spring. Stockpiling tall fescue If fescue stands are strong, stockpiling tall fescue is one of […]

Beef Heifers

Drought continues as beef farmers plan on fall rains to make winter pasture

Stunted, stemmy pastures unable to support grazing cattle have potential and farmers are dependin on fall rains to bring fall regrowth, says University of Missouri Extension forage agronomist Craig Roberts. Cool-season grass growth always slumps in summer. Fescue goes dormant. This year, the slump dives deep with lack of rain and too much heat. In […]