Landscape drainage for homeowners
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Landscape drainage for homeowners

Are you stricken with pools of water in your yard, and you don't own a pool? Instead of water moving away from your house, does it run into the basement?

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Freeze, thaw cycle aids in seeding legumes over thinning pastures
Farm and Field

Freeze, thaw cycle aids in seeding legumes over thinning pastures

Frequent freezing and thawing helps farmers overseed weakened pastures with natural fluctuations in soil helping work broadcast seed into thinned grass stands.
"It's no-till help," University of Missouri Extension forage specialist Craig Roberts said.

Volunteers of the Year
Quincy News

Volunteers of the Year

Barbara Bockhause carefully adds the last staple then moves onto the next set of materials, keeping up a steady rhythm and her share of the conversation.

Bring spring indoors by forcing branches
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Bring spring indoors by forcing branches

The weather this year has been a bit of a roller coaster. One day it feels like spring, and the next, we are reminded that we're still in the middle of winter.

Study targets harvest weed seed control
Farm and Field

Study targets harvest weed seed control

In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, farmers are increasingly eager to add non-chemical control methods to their management toolbox.

Missouri News

Extension plans programs on business succession, Missouri fence laws

University of Missouri Extension will offer programs to help farmers and businesses with succession and retirement planning and to explain the state's fence laws.

Norfolk Island pines are beautiful houseplants
Good Growing

Norfolk Island pines are beautiful houseplants

Norfolk Island pines are plants we commonly find during the holiday season. They are widely marketed as living Christmas trees and are commonly adorned with bells and bows.

Improving detection of early-season corn nitrogen stress
Farm and Field

Improving detection of early-season corn nitrogen stress

Deciding when and how much nitrogen fertilizer to apply is a perennial challenge for corn farmers.

Agriculture

Hundreds attend soil health workshop

The goal of the third annual NEMO/WCIL Soil Health Workshop is to provide information for crop and livestock producers from those with firsthand knowledge.

Talking biodiversity, habitat and sustainability in the American landscape
Good Growing

Talking biodiversity, habitat and sustainability in the American landscape

In 2015, I was interviewed for an article in an Associated Press story. The topic was on biodiversity in the home landscape.