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Sweet corn is a warm-season crop that needs at least eight hours of direct sun to thrive.
 “And pray what more can a reasonable man desire, in peaceful times, in ordinary noons, than a sufficient number of ears of green sweet corn boiled, with the addition of salt?” – Henry David Thoreau Nothing says summer like steaming hot, homegrown sweet corn dripping with butter. University of...
True armyworm. Photo by Greg Luce, MU Extension
True armyworm are showing up in parts of central, west-central and northwestern Missouri. University of Missouri Extension agronomists reported at a weekly teleconference that the pest is present in several counties. True armyworm damages crops and feeds on the foliage of corn, wheat, fescue and...
Results of heifer sale
An F1 tornado didn’t stop the sale of 339 Show-Me-Select replacement heifers. As a storm warning covered southwestern Missouri, the sale went on. It averaged $1,714 at Joplin Regional Stockyards, May 19. Attendance was low and bidding started slow, says Eldon Cole, University of Missouri Extension...
Pin oaks do not tolerate alkaline soils.
A popular shade tree throughout much of Missouri is the pin oak. These native plants may reach heights of up to 80 feet, and grow from one of the smallest acorns in the oak family. It prefers rich, moist soil, but is widely adapted to other sites as well. The pin oak is one of the easier oaks to...
Dr. Kelli Ward
Tempe, AZ – Dr. Kelli Ward is planning to join military personnel, veterans, and families who are ending their relationship with USAA after the company caved to political pressure by pulling their ads from the Sean Hannity show. At the end of 2016, USAA boasted 11.9 million members nationwide and...
Missouri Master Gardeners state conference June 15-16
It’s berries, butterflies, bees and buds as Missouri Master Gardeners hold their state conference June 15-16 on the University of Missouri campus. This year’s theme is “Master Gardeners Go to College.” MU is home to the Mizzou Botanic Garden, which comprises 18 different gardens and tree trails....
MU Extension livestock specialist Andrew McCorkill explains the importance of hay testing at a recent alfalfa tour in Ash Grove, Mo. Photo by Linda Geist
“Cows and horses think alfalfa looks like candy, smells like candy and tastes like candy,” says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Andrew McCorkill. However, alfalfa’s proof is in the pudding. Not all hay that looks good is good hay. Not all good hay looks good. The only way to...
MAY 25, 2017 Why is the House Ethics Committee selectively investigating a Republican lawmaker for publicly commenting on classified material while two Democrats who committed similar acts go unscathed? It appears to be a new low for the notoriously remiss panel that’s charged with investigating...
Class of 1962…. Guess who???
The 59th Annual Hamilton Alumni Banquet will be held on May 27, 2017 at the Penney High School Gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m. Each year alumni from Hamilton Penney High School gather to reminisce and renew old friendships from their years in high school in Hamilton. Alumni of all ages attend and...
Iris date back more than 3,000 years.
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. In Greek mythology, Iris was a...

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