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Don't wait too long to plant cool-season vegetables
By Jennifer Schutter ~ 04/08/16
Radishes, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower all grow best in cool weather. That's why they're called cool-season crops. If they're not planted early enough, they won't have enough time to grow before Missouri's heat arrives. Too often, inexperienced gardeners will plant cool-season crops in May...
Succession, estate and retirement program for farm and small business
Carrollton -- University of Missouri Extension will reach out to surrounding counties and local communities to help farm families, individuals and businesses with succession, estate and retirement planning. The program called "Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future" consists of four workshops held on Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2016, at the Carrollton Public Library, 1 North Folger Street...
Test well water annually
By Jason Vance/University of Missouri Extension ~ 01/07/16
COLUMBIA -- The human body is more than 70 percent water and it needs to be replenished every day. But how good is the water you're drinking? If you have a private well, testing the water once a year is a good idea. "Mainly what we want to check for is E. coli bacteria," says Bob Broz, University of Missouri Extension water quality specialist...
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For a crop to perform well, it needs the right balance of genetic potential, sound management practices and environmental conditions. In other words, choosing seed that performs well gives producers a start for growing a good crop, but producers must also adopt good management practices and provide crops with the right environmental conditions...
For young workers, a job on the farm can be rewarding, but also hazardous. It's important to educate our future farmers about proper methods and safety. Whether it's teaching them to use an extinguisher to minimize fire...
You've finally decided to cut down some of those bothersome trees in the back 40. Grab your chain saw, safety glasses, a helmet, and earmuffs. Then analyze how to follow through on your project before you make a cut. John...
COLUMBIA -- Dust flies everywhere when combining, loading, unloading and drying grain. Farmworkers can reduce its effects by wearing protective gear, says University of Missouri Extension state health and safety specialist...