Too much heat, too little rain can change crop picture quickly

Crops need rain and lower temperatures soon for relief. Most crops are just a few days away from difficult times. They can go from not so bad to pretty bad quickly. Read more

Lawn and garden
How to deal with tunneling pests in your yard

A mole will generally remain underground and not come to the surface, but most people are familiar with the damage they do with their feeding tunnels and the molehills that they make. Read more

Natural resources
Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Property

Hummingbirds are the smallest native bird in North America at only 3-1/2 inches long and a weight of less than 1/4 of an ounce. The rapid movement of their wings creates a humming sound. 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 May 9. Read more

Community and leadership
What participants say about EXCEL

More than 7,500 people representing approximately 60 towns throughout Missouri have participated in 40 locally based, EXCEL-type leadership development programs. Read more

Nutrition and health
Garlic's history

“Take two cloves of garlic and call me in the morning.” Not many of us have heard that recommendation, however, for millennia garlic was the “go to” natural remedy for a wide array of ailments. Read more

4-H camp counselor brings humor and compassion to job

Marissa Todd has Down syndrome, but that hasn’t stopped the Marion County high school senior from getting involved in her 4-H club, holding office or becoming a 4-H camp counselor. Read more

Flood recovery resources
Scams and fraud add insult to injury after a disaster

Already reeling from a loss, flood victims can fall prey to dishonest businesses, questionable charities and those looking to make a quick buck. Read more

Families and relationships
Having a furry friend may enhance, extend human life

There are a number of explanations for exactly how pets offer health benefits. First of all, pets need walking, feeding, grooming, and encourage lots of playing and petting. Read more

Home and consumer life
Jump-start your savings

Money is so easy to spend; it slips through fingers like water. Even with the best intentions to put a little money aside every month, we often find there's nothing left when the month comes to a close. Read more

Business and careers
Seven summer savings tips

This spring was the coldest, wettest one in years, and allergies kept pace. Luckily, almost everything has bloomed and those of us with allergies finally caught a break. Read more

Pigs can't sweat to cool off; give them help on hot days

Pigs take priority over any other animals on the farm when temperatures rise. They have few working sweat glands to remove body heat. Read more

Here's your guide to weed identification and herbicide injury

In corn and soybean cropping systems throughout the Midwest, weeds represent an economically significant threat to yield. Read more

Avoid heat-related illness

Even if you think you're getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Read more

Summer fun

Adults can enhance children's development while building great memories by planning fun and stimulating summer activities. Read more

Walking your way to fitness

For most people, walking is a safe, easy and no-cost way to be fit. Read more

MU Extension launching innovative online leadership program

Leadership Online For Today is an interactive program that allows participants to improve communication skills, build relationships and networks, and develop a collaborative project. Read more

EAB update

Texas recently announced they are the 26th state to confirm the presence of the emerald ash borer. Here in Missouri, twelve more counties have confirmed reports of EAB. Read more

Weed control in ornamental beds

The majority of weeds that plague ornamental plantings are annuals. For the average flower garden where a wide range of flowers are planted, weed control via mulching should be considered. Read more

MU camp for high school students links art and science

In its second year, the camp allows high school students to explore a science lab and work beside world-famous scientists, and experience an art studio and explore the arts as a way to understand the complexity of science. Read more

Crops face low soil moisture; rain in forecast can mitigate

With low soil moisture going into the growing season, crops will depend on what water falls from the sky. Read more

Mizzou Pest Management Field Day is July 7

The morning will include guided wagon tours with stops that feature presentations of research results by university-trained scientists. Read more

June gardening calendar

Deadhead bulbs and spring flowering perennials as blossoms fade. Read more

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