Mizzou Pest Management Field Day is July 7th

The annual Mizzou Pest Management Field Day will be Thursday July 7th at the Bradford Research and Extension Center, approximately 8 miles east of Columbia, Missouri.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with opening comments by Dr. Kevin Bradley at 8:30. The morning will include guided wagon tours with stops that feature presentations of research results by university-trained scientists.

Weed management research topics that will be discussed this year include the effects of soybean seed treatments on early season herbicide injury; the integration of pre-emergent, residual herbicides with cover crops in soybean production; comparisons of new herbicide-resistant soybean systems; best management practices for herbicide applications; a variety of research results and topics pertaining to the management of herbicide-resistantweeds, and many other topics and periodic stops along the guided tour.

Lunch will be served at noon after which attendees will have the opportunity to view plots that showcase a variety of herbicide treatments and weed management programs for use in corn, soybean, or grain sorghum. These plots will be clearly labeled and mapped out so that they can be viewed easily.

Registration for the field day will be $10.00 to cover cost associated with lunch and refreshments.

To register call 573-884-7945 or send an e-mail to chismt@missouri.edu by Thursday, June 30th.

For certified crop advisors, CEU credits are pending.

The Bradford Research and Extension Center is located at 4968 Rangeline Road, Columbia, MO 65201. To learn more about the largest plant sciences' research farm in the state of Missouri visit the Web site: Bradford.cafnr.org.

Gardening season is here!

The June Gardening Calendar  and July Gardening Calendars will keep you on top of everything you need.  If you have any question just give us a call.

Having trouble with weed control in ornamental beds?

Read HERE to find out how to control the weeds so you can enjoy your hard work!

Plan to grow enough to preserve

Instead of tending to a garden that only will provide fruits and vegetables during the season, consider growing enough to preserve. By planning now to preserve the harvest of the garden, you will be able to enjoy the fruits and vegetables from the garden far beyond the growing season. MU Extension offers a quick guide for gardeners to decide how much to grow for fresh and processed consumption. MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar.

Food Preservation Workshops

Food Preservation Workshops and Demonstrations are scheduled.  Click HERE to download the information.

Journal Your Garden

The most challenging aspect of successful gardening just might be the difficulty recalling what worked and what didn’t from year to year. Many gardeners believe the keys to successful gardening are getting your plans on paper first and keeping records. MU Extension’s new publication, MP928,From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar, gives you an easy way to record your garden plans, observations and ideas.

This publication also includes year-round resources to guide gardeners at all experience levels. Written by MU Extension horticulture specialists who teach Master Gardeners, this publication brings you reliable and relevant information.

Order today at http://extension.missouri.edu/mp928 or through your county extension center. The cost of the publication is $15.

Franklin County 4-H News

May 2016 (PDF)