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University Missouri Extension of Grundy County completes move, changes phone number

The Grundy County University of Missouri Extension Office has moved and changed its phone number. The office is now located in the basement of the Willis Alexander Student Center on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton on the corner of 13th and Main Streets.  The new phone number is 660-357-6580. Summer office hours for […]

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

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 grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

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Cover crop field guide now available as mobile app

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 adviser, and conservation professionals access vital cover crop information from mobile devices. The app improves on the printed guide by providing additional photos and links to […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture issues critical stewardship reminder during Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Pesticide Stewardship Awareness week through May 25, 2018, by reminding pesticide applicators of Missouri’s Special Local Need (24c) label restrictions for ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX, and FEXAPAN for the 2018 growing season. During Pesticide Stewardship Awareness Week, pesticide applicators will see an increased promotional effort by the Department to encourage pesticide […]

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2018 Missouri Rural Survey now available online

The 2018 Missouri Rural Survey is now available online to solicit input from Missouri residents, business owners, and elected officials on sustaining local communities and building strong local economies. The University of Missouri Extension reports the survey will take participants about 10 minutes to complete, there are no right or wrong answers, and answers will […]

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University of Missouri entomologist informs farmers of pests to watch for

“The genie’s out of the bottle” on the spotted lanternfly, University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice told farmers Feb. 8 at the second annual NEMO Soils and Crop Conference in Palmyra. Rice gave farmers an update on insects to watch in the upcoming growing season. He urged them to contact him when they find […]

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Audio: Putnam County’s Joe Koenen talks farm leases

Putnam County University of Missouri Extension Business Specialist Joe Koenen of Unionville says corn went down about $150 to $175 dollars per acre. He says he has talked to producers who have been successful with new leases and suggests owners and renters look for a middle ground as well as those renters communicate regularly with landlords. […]

Survey

University of Missouri Extension taking survey to better understand rural communities

A survey to hear from rural citizens, business owners, and leaders is being conducted to learn key issues, opportunities, and challenges in rural Missouri communities. The Missouri Rural Development Partners launched its first Missouri Rural Survey to gain a better understanding of attitudes and opinions of rural community members. The survey, which will be available […]

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Identifying weeds just got easier with this app for smartphones

The University of Missouri Extension recently released an update for its free ID Weeds app for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn, or garden. Kevin Bradley, an MU Extension weed scientist, says the update includes new graphics and is more user-friendly than the initial version.  The app […]