Agriculture
Diplodia and other corn rots rear ugly ears in parts of Missouri

Diplodia ear rot is a common corn disease that occurs when there is excessive moisture during and immediately after corn silking and a dry period. That is what much of Missouri experienced this season. Read more

Lawn and garden
Mum's not the word: Chrysanthemums shout with bold colors

Few flowers signal fall’s arrival more than the cheerful chrysanthemum, mum for short. Mums’ long-lasting blooms show off for weeks, long after other flowers have clocked out for the season. Read more

Natural resources
The black walnuts in your backyard are healthy

The nuts aren’t quite ready to eat when they come off the tree. You need to remove the green (or brown) outer hull to reveal the shell of the nut. Be sure to wash the nut with the garden hose. Read more

Continuing education, seminars and noncredit courses
Why be a part of Osher@Mizzou

We are dedicated to making Osher membership and participation affordable and accessible to Columbia area residents over 50 who wish to be involved. Register online. Read more

Community and leadership
Arts can favorably impact local and regional economies

Join us for this two-day training, CDA Explores the Arts and Economic Development, to learn how culture can be an addition and diversification of traditional community and economic development practices. Read more

Nutrition and health
Pumpkin: jack-o'-lantern of all trades

While many people throughout the world use pumpkin as a staple in their diet, in the United States this colorful member of the gourd plant family is used primarily for decoration. Read more

4-H
Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame inducts 54 members

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H Club members, 54 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 13 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Read more

Emergency management
Reduce your risk of injury or death from lightning

If you see lightning, count the seconds until you hear thunder, then divide by five. This is the distance in miles the lightning is away. Any distance less than 10 miles puts you in danger. Seek shelter immediately. Read more

Families and relationships
Car seat safety

Car crashes kill more children 1 to 14 years old than any other cause, so adults need to know which child safety seats to use and how to install them correctly. Read more

Home and consumer life
MU Extension offers mobile energy education unit

The mobile unit gives homeowners and renters an opportunity to learn different ways they can make their home more efficient, comfortable and less expensive to heat or cool. Read more

Business and careers
BDP turns 50

One of Extension's crown jewels — MU Extension Business Development Program celebrates 50th anniversary. It's a very young and dynamic 50. See how it has changed. Read more

Endowed fund for ag student journalists honors Duane Dailey

Friends of University of Missouri Extension and ag journalists have an opportunity to help fund travel for an agriculture journalism student. Read more

'City girl turned farmer' headlines Pearls of Production workshop

The hands-on workshop features sessions on small tractor and ATV maintenance, farm safety for women, and local marketing of farm products. Read more

USDA grant to help veterans, Latinos, women and others to farm

Extension specialists will offer "Understanding the Alphabet Soup of USDA Programs" and "Grow Your Farm" near military bases and "StrikeForce zones," locations USDA has identified as high-poverty areas. Read more

October gardening calendar

Plant spring bulbs among hostas, ferns, daylilies or ground covers. As these plants grow in the spring they will hide the dying bulb foliage. Read more

New cash rental survey shows some downward trends

Some of the better crop counties in central and north Missouri showed a decrease in rental rates, reflecting lower crop prices. Read more

Bumper crop may cause storage issues

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sept. 12 crop production report estimates corn production up by 11 percent over last year. USDA predicts 3 percent more soybean this year. Read more

Improved breeding for quality beef can gain top prices for herd owners

Cow herd owners leery of the futures market or insurance for risk management can look to quality beef for protection. Read more

St. Louis SBTDC aiding Ferguson recovery

The unrest in Ferguson two years ago gripped national attention. Generating far less publicity, however, has been the fate of businesses in Ferguson and adjacent St. Louis suburbs that suffered from the devastation. Read more

Wet weather can cause seeds to sprout on the plant

Farmers may see sprouting of corn and soybean seed where there has been a combination of rain and high temperatures. Read more

Protective gear helps prevent respiratory problems

Without protective gear, working around grain dust can cause severe respiratory problems, Read more

Reduce risks to prevent falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in adults age 65 and older. Read more

Myths and facts about food safety

We shares some myths and facts about food safety from Fight Bac!, the Partnership for Food Safety Education. Read more

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