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Lawn and garden
Scout fields now for Japanese beetles

Farmers and homeowners should be on the lookout for Japanese beetles. Beetles have been found in most parts of the state. Numbers are expected to peak in mid-July. Read more

August gardening calendar

Annuals may appear leggy and worn now. These can be cut back hard and fertilized to produce a new flush of bloom. Read more

MU Extension updates free ID Weeds app

The app offers information on more than 430 weed species found in crop fields, pastures, lawns, gardens or aquatic areas in Missouri and surrounding states. Read more

Raised bed gardening

With the memory of water-logged gardens from abundant spring rains on our minds, now is a good time to consider raised-bed gardening. Read more

Protecting pollinators in your yard

Most people who are active in caring for their lawns and landscaped plants are aware of and concerned about the decline of insect pollinators, such as certain types of bees and butterflies. Read more

Sanitize tools for good garden hygiene

Like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Read more

Don't guess on garden fertilizer

The best way to make sure your plants get the right nutrients is to have the soil tested. Read more

How does your garden grow?

If you can't remember, you need From Seed to Harvest and Beyond: Garden Journal and Calendar. This journal will keep you organized with the details of your garden in one handy place. Read more

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