Environmental issues


  • Friday, January 26, 2018
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ashes produced by wood-burning fireplaces or stoves are an excellent example of the idiom “don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater,” says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If a little is good, a lot must be better.
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  • Friday, November 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys begin in Missouri’s hardwood forests.
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  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bradford pear and its cousins may spread more than springtime beauty as these popular ornamental trees escape and become pests.
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  • Monday, June 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cute critters by day. Thieves by night.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need to have a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. Unfortunately, most Missouri soils are less than ideal for gardening.
  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014
    To manage your woodland effectively, it should be divided into compartments called stands. Stands are areas of the forest that have similar species composition, soils and topography. Often the term stand is used flippantly to describe an entire forest or boundary. But this broad use of the term indicates a misconception that can seriously impact the effectiveness of any prescribed forest management activity.


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