MU Extension in Saline County

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More than 1,000,000 Missourians turn to MU Extension for practical advice on competing in the global marketplace, balancing the responsibilities of work and family, protecting natural resources, adapting to new technologies and nutrition education for youth and adults. The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, s*x, pregnancy,

Operating as usual

10/12/2021

Today, we celebrate the hardworking farmers and ranchers who dedicate their lives to keeping us fed. Thank you for what you do! #NationalFarmersDay

10/11/2021

The Extension Office will be closed today, October 11. We will reopen Tuesday for regular business hours.
Please leave a message at (660)886-6908 and we will return your call tomorrow.

Learn about soil management and winterizing your garden during this virtual workshop. Topics include soil composition & ...
10/08/2021

Learn about soil management and winterizing your garden during this virtual workshop.
Topics include soil composition & its functions, soil organic matter, soil testing & fertilizer application/management, and essential plant nutrients. Other topics covered in this workshop will be winterizing gardens or flower beds and wrapping fruit trees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/workshop-on-soil-management-and-winterizing-garden?fbclid=IwAR0ijgC1gYc2Cyf_zz6jois6wIZPW9r02o_1F1TkdD7PmCGUQdR9iVP4Egs

Learn about soil management and winterizing your garden during this virtual workshop.
Topics include soil composition & its functions, soil organic matter, soil testing & fertilizer application/management, and essential plant nutrients. Other topics covered in this workshop will be winterizing gardens or flower beds and wrapping fruit trees.

For more information and to register, visit: https://extension.missouri.edu/events/workshop-on-soil-management-and-winterizing-garden?fbclid=IwAR0ijgC1gYc2Cyf_zz6jois6wIZPW9r02o_1F1TkdD7PmCGUQdR9iVP4Egs

Hands-on Backyard Laying Hen Workshop provided by MU and LU Extension!!
10/07/2021

Hands-on Backyard Laying Hen Workshop provided by MU and LU Extension!!

Hands-on Backyard Laying Hen Workshop provided by MU and LU Extension!!

Over 25% of Black youth who have been exposed to violence have been shown to be at high risk for post-traumatic stress d...
10/04/2021

Over 25% of Black youth who have been exposed to violence have been shown to be at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, they are less likely to receive mental health services due to stigma. Become a certified Mental Health First Aider for youth on October 15th or adults on November 19th. https://extension.missouri.edu/.../mental-health-first-aid #Committed2MOFamilies #MUWCR #ExtendMU

Over 25% of Black youth who have been exposed to violence have been shown to be at high risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, they are less likely to receive mental health services due to stigma. Become a certified Mental Health First Aider for youth on October 15th or adults on November 19th. https://extension.missouri.edu/.../mental-health-first-aid #Committed2MOFamilies #MUWCR #ExtendMU

Are you a woman in agriculture? The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested i...
09/30/2021

Are you a woman in agriculture? The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen your farming operation and network with other women in the industry. Annie's Project will cover fence laws, business plans, financial analysis and so much more! For more info visit https://bit.ly/3mT70Rq
#2xAg2030

Are you a woman in agriculture? The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen your farming operation and network with other women in the industry. Annie's Project will cover fence laws, business plans, financial analysis and so much more! For more info visit https://bit.ly/3mT70Rq
#2xAg2030

09/29/2021

It’s almost garlic planting time in Missouri! Join University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) for a virtual garlic production workshop Sept. 30. This program covers the benefits of garlic production including medicinal value, harvesting, storage, and marketing methods. Other topics included are cultural practices, selecting good planting stock, as well as nutrient, w**d and pest management. Once registered, registrants will get an email with the Zoom link and instructions to enter the class. Sign up today at: https://bit.ly/3AzxV8L

Kindling Kindness.  Kindness does not have to cost money.  It can just be showing thoughtfulness and consideration.  Mak...
09/23/2021

Kindling Kindness. Kindness does not have to cost money. It can just be showing thoughtfulness and consideration. Make kindness a habit for your family. Join Building Strong Families at
https://extension.missouri.edu/events/building-strong-families-1619637847

Kindling Kindness. Kindness does not have to cost money. It can just be showing thoughtfulness and consideration. Make kindness a habit for your family. Join Building Strong Families at
https://extension.missouri.edu/events/building-strong-families-1619637847

Are you a woman in agriculture? The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested i...
09/22/2021

Are you a woman in agriculture? The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen your farming operation and network with other women in the industry. Annie's Project will cover fence laws, business plans, financial analysis and so much more! For more info visit https://bit.ly/3mT70Rq
#2xAg2030

Are you a woman in agriculture? The University of Missouri Extension is offering a virtual course for women interested in learning how to strengthen your farming operation and network with other women in the industry. Annie's Project will cover fence laws, business plans, financial analysis and so much more! For more info visit https://bit.ly/3mT70Rq
#2xAg2030

09/22/2021
09/20/2021

It’s apple season! Did you know September is prime time for picking apples in the lower Midwestern states? Not only are new cultivars available in stores during September, but many heirloom apples are at their peak in farm markets and U-pick operations, says University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) horticulturalist Michele Warmund. Learn more about the history of different apple cultivars at https://bit.ly/3EiEPSc

09/17/2021

The Extension office will be closed 12-4:00 Today, Friday September 17th. Please call (660)886-6908 and leave a voicemail to be returned on Monday. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Have a great weekend!!

09/15/2021

The Extension Office will be open today, Wednesday September 15, from 1:00-4:00 PM

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09/14/2021

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Honey can be used in may ways. It makes good spreads, can be used as a sweetener for beverages and can also be used in any food that is sweetened. Learn ways to use honey and how to store honey at https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/gh1120

#Honey #NationalHoneyMonth #CommittedMOFamilies #ExtendMU

Conditions are Ripe for Tomato Fruit Cracking (Michele Warmund)
09/09/2021
Conditions are Ripe for Tomato Fruit Cracking (Michele Warmund)

Conditions are Ripe for Tomato Fruit Cracking (Michele Warmund)

Cracking or splitting of tomato fruits is a common problem when there are widely fluctuating soil moisture conditions, especially during the hot, dry days of late summer. Excessive irrigation or heavy rainfall following a droughty period results in a rapid uptake of water in plants, causing ripening...

09/07/2021

Half of Missouri’s cornfields are in the danger zone for nitrogen loss. University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf says nitrogen deficiency became visible in late July and early August in many fields across the state, showing up as a light yellow on satellite maps. What can you do as a producer? Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sRGzfG

09/01/2021

The Extension Office will be closed the remainder of today, September 1. We will be back open tomorrow at 8:30am. Please call (660)886-6908 or email [email protected] if you need assistance.

Congratulations to the Hayworth family for being selected as the 2020-2021 Saline County Farm Family. They were chosen b...
09/01/2021

Congratulations to the Hayworth family for being selected as the 2020-2021 Saline County Farm Family. They were chosen based on their activity in our community, involvement in agriculture, and participation in outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA.

The Hayworths were among the families honored during the 62nd annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair. While only Russell, Kandy, and Dylan were at the ceremony, we congratulate the entire family of Nathan and Rachel, Luke and Danae, Rusty and Stephanie, Shelby and Jacob, and all of the children of those families. Saline County is honored to recognize this outstanding group.

Congratulations to the Hayworth family for being selected as the 2020-2021 Saline County Farm Family. They were chosen based on their activity in our community, involvement in agriculture, and participation in outreach and extension programs such as 4-H and FFA.

The Hayworths were among the families honored during the 62nd annual Missouri Farm Family Day, Aug. 16 at the Missouri State Fair. While only Russell, Kandy, and Dylan were at the ceremony, we congratulate the entire family of Nathan and Rachel, Luke and Danae, Rusty and Stephanie, Shelby and Jacob, and all of the children of those families. Saline County is honored to recognize this outstanding group.

Whether your interest is pottery or house flipping, fermented beverages or barn quilts, quick pickles or pickleball - Sa...
08/31/2021

Whether your interest is pottery or house flipping, fermented beverages or barn quilts, quick pickles or pickleball - Saline County Career Center has so much to offer this fall!
Take a look through their Community Education brochure for courses, many taught by Extension and 4-H volunteers. Including Saline Extension's own Nutrition and Health Specialist, Sue Robison.

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1495281/21_Fall_Brochure.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0c5V6yfco9i4JhzTmPFPDKB2I5LAYBCZh0yFQeC_fQXA43l2Zy9j7p8Ao

Whether your interest is pottery or house flipping, fermented beverages or barn quilts, quick pickles or pickleball - Saline County Career Center has so much to offer this fall!
Take a look through their Community Education brochure for courses, many taught by Extension and 4-H volunteers. Including Saline Extension's own Nutrition and Health Specialist, Sue Robison.

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1495281/21_Fall_Brochure.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0c5V6yfco9i4JhzTmPFPDKB2I5LAYBCZh0yFQeC_fQXA43l2Zy9j7p8Ao

08/30/2021

Q: Some of my tomato plants is wilting from the top down. There is a large walnut tree planted about one hundred feet away and I’ve heard walnut trees are bad for most other plants - could that be the problem? B.K., Republic

Answer by Master Gardener Mark Bernskoetter.

Black walnut trees are a wonderful native Missouri shade tree, but if you’re wanting to successfully grow tomatoes (or most other plants) then you’ll need to plan your garden about 20 to 25 feet from the tree’s drip-line. Walnut toxicity is due to Juglone, which is meant to suppress and competition from other plants around the walnut tree.

There is a walnut wilt, which occurs in tomato plants near walnut or butternut trees. It will cause tomato plants to display shriveled, wilted, drooping leaves and eventually the plant will turn yellow then brown. If the plants produce any crops, the fruit will have an undesirable, nutty-residue taste. Even if you decide to remove the tree, the toxic juglone will exist in the soil for several months to years.

However, this doesn't sound like your case as you say it is wilting slowly one branch at a time. Walnut wilt happens rapidly. The tomato plant can die in a few days and would not have survived all summer without symptoms if the attack was due to the walnut tree.

Wilting from the top down is usually a sign of bacterial wilt, (Pseudomonas solanacea). The wilted portion stays green for a time but looks like it needs water. This is in fact, the problem.

The bacteria is soil borne and as it is taken up into the plant, it clogs the stem so water can't get to the leaves. If you cut open the main stem, it will be dark and waterlogged. Put the cut stem in a container of water and you will see the white liquid that characterizes the wilt come out into the water.

There is no chemical treatment for bacterial wilt. To prevent the disease, be careful when planting or digging around a tomato not to damage the plants or their roots.

Q: I'm watering some large trees along with some that I planted a few years ago. How deep do the roots go and how often do I need to water? R.T., Ozark

Answer by Master Gardener Mark Bernskoetter.

The roots of large trees are seldom more than 18 inches deep. If you are experiencing a prolonged drought, you may need to water the smaller trees and shrubs once or twice a week. Make sure each watering is a good soaking. Get a 100 foot soaker hose for a large tree and wind it on the ground around the tree a few times starting six or eight feet from the trunk and going out to the drip line (as far as the branches and stems reach out from the trunk).

Another good method is to make a hole in the bottom edge of a five gallon plastic bucket. Use four or more buckets and set them around the tree. Slow watering is always better than fast as the water has time to soak into the soil and be taken up by roots instead of running off. If we get rain every week or two, most trees should do fine, unless they were planted in the last year or two or if they are a variety that needs extra watering.

University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic 2021 Semiannual Report for Horticultural Crops (Peng Tian)
08/23/2021
University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic 2021 Semiannual Report for Horticultural Crops (Peng Tian)

University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic 2021 Semiannual Report for Horticultural Crops (Peng Tian)

MU Plant Diagnostic Clinic (MU-PDC) reopened on February 1st, 2021. As of August 13th, 2021, we have received 214 samples including physical samples, walk-in samples and digital samples. Among all the samples, plant disease diagnosis accounted for the majority of the total samples while only three s...

08/20/2021

University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) recently released an updated cost analyzer to help farmers estimate the breakeven price to justify harvesting corn as silage rather than grain. The publication helps producers take the guesswork out of the decision to harvest corn as grain or silage. Download your copy today! https://bit.ly/3iXrEh3

08/17/2021

The Missouri State Fair has begun! If you’re at the fair on Thursday, Aug. 19, then stop by Mizzou Central to hear our “Ask the Expert” programs. Each 20-minute session will feature University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension) agricultural business and policy specialists discussing current industry topics and issues.

The programs are free! Our first speaker begins at 10:40 a.m. View the full schedule below.

#ExtendMU #AgBusinessMU #2XAg2030 MU Extension - Agriculture and Environment Program

Saline County is proud to host a Missouri Bicentennial Founding Farm
08/13/2021

Saline County is proud to host a Missouri Bicentennial Founding Farm

Make sure to stop by while you are at the Missouri State Fair and check out the Founding Farms display celebrating Missouri farms that have been owned by the same family since 1821.

https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/century-farms/founding-farms

#MUatMOStateFair #MOFoundingFarms #2xAg2030 #Committed2MOFamilies #ExtendMU University of Missouri Extension (MU Extension)

08/10/2021

The Extension Office will be closed Wednesday Aug 11 12-4 PM and Friday Aug 13th all day. Please call (660)886-6908 and leave a voicemail. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

08/09/2021
08/09/2021

Registration for Missouri's first Creating Entrepreneurial Communities conference, scheduled for September 29 & 30 in Hannibal, is now open. Register today to Join other like-minded leaders and learn best practices to promote economic development, innovation, and foster entrepreneurship in your community. https://extension.missouri.edu/events/creating-entrepreneurial-communities
#ExtendMU #BusComEx

08/05/2021

Happy #PollinatorWeek! You can support pollinators by contributing observations of flowering plants to our Nectar Connectors campaign! Your data increase understanding of when and where nectar is available for monarchs and other pollinators https://www.usanpn.org/nn/NectarConnectors

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