• Monday, August 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialists recently began a survey to learn how many specialty crop growers there are in the state and what their economic impact is.
  • Friday, August 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Most of the year, irises grow easily without a care in the world. Rarely do they need attention to thrive.
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  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    VERSAILLES, Mo. – Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners know that good things come in small packages.
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  • Thursday, July 13, 2017
    ROCKY COMFORT, Mo. – More than vegetables grow in Fue Yang’s high tunnels. It is where opportunity grows for area Hmong farmers.
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  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the search for a colorful annual flower that can handle the rigors of a typical Missouri summer, zinnia ranks high on the list, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Friday, July 7, 2017
    VERSAILLES, Mo. – Beehives in the Lake of the Ozarks are buzzing, thanks in part to University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Agriculture.
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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few garden flowers give more and ask for less than daylily. In the quest for a “no maintenance” perennial, daylily is about as close as one can get, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. There are some who maintain that daylilies thrive on neglect, he added.
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  • Monday, June 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cute critters by day. Thieves by night.
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many admire them. Few grow them.
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  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rainbow-colored irises, commonly found in Missouri fence rows, ditches and yards, are anything but common, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. A flower of contrasts, iris is hard to kill yet maintains an intricate and delicate beauty.
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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nothing sings spring more than asparagus.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The ukulele-playing Tiny Tim may have strummed it best. “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” is good advice for gardeners. Tiptoe through the bulb garden, doing little for bigger, more beautiful blooms next year.
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  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Love them or hate them, the beet’s nutritional value is as intense as its striking purple color.
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  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few flowering ornamentals are as exquisite as the “Queen of the Vines”—clematis.
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  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Growing Growers, a program aimed at supporting new fruit and vegetable growers in the greater Kansas City area, has set the dates for its 2017 educational workshops.
  • Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nativars, superhero plants that possess the virtues of native plants but in a more attractive package, make good choices for landscaped areas.
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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – You can’t grow turkey in the straw. However, you can grow side dishes and floral centerpieces for a turkey dinner in the straw.
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  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The cyclamen is Cupid’s flowering love child.
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  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – Although many in Missouri think about mushrooms when the morels are at their peak in April, people who grow mushrooms at home or commercially need to be thinking about them much of the year, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist.
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Terrariums are back in style for plant lovers, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Monday, December 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional plants adorning homes at this festive time of the year can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Your houseplants may look like they need CPR after you bring them inside to protect them from falling temperatures.
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –  Ben Franklin’s adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could be gardeners’ theme song for November.
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Minor bulbs make a major splash in early spring.
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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. – Feed your garden and it will feed you.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you hate raking and bagging leaves, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Brad Fresenburg has good news for you.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – This fall millions of Americans will make an annual pilgrimage to a retail outlet to purchase a vegetable that, unfortunately, they are very unlikely to eat, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Monday, October 3, 2016
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – It’s the time of year when walnuts will start dropping off their trees.
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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many spring flowerbeds awaken with the vibrant colors of tulips. Once a valuable currency, tulip has a history as vibrant as its petals.
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  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The unique beauty and pleasing fragrance of carnivorous plants lure unwary prey into their clutches. From an insect’s point of view, carnivorous plants are lovely to behold until they grab hold.
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  • Friday, August 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy.
  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Plants and people are alike when it comes to sizzling temperatures.
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  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Homeowners who usually leave decisions about watering the lawn to the whims of the weather might be having second thoughts as summer gets off to a dry start.
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.
  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the leaves of your roses, shrubs or soybeans look like swiss cheese, the culprit could be Japanese beetles.
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