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AMA Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants

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AMA
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25th January 2017

Poison Control Centers across the United States received more than 57,000 calls relating to plant exposure in 2003 (Watson et al., 2004), of which more than 85% involved children under the age of 6 years. Plant exposures account for the seventh most common form of reported toxic exposure in children (Table 1). This demographic is consistent with the ready availability of plants at home and in public locations and suggests that most plant exposures are u…

Beekeeping Tips for Beginners

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MU Extension
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14th January 2017

For a beginning beekeeper, between two and five hives is ideal. This size apiary is small enough for a beginner to manage but still provides enough bees to allow for winter losses. Expand in a couple of years, after you have gained experience and confidence. Once a hive has become established, it can produce 50 to 100 pounds of surplus honey each year.

Building and Using Hotbeds and Coldframes

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WizarDave
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13th January 2017

A coldframe is a protected plant bed. It has no artificial heat added. The temperature difference between the inside and outside of the frame is generally not more than 5 to 10 degrees. A mat or blanket may be placed over the frame on cold nights to conserve heat, but this increases temperature by only a few degrees. There are times, however, when a few degrees can be very important.

A coldframe is used to provide shelter for tender perennials, to "har…

Leeks Planting & Growing Guide

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Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Inc.
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29th January 2017

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Inc.

 

Managing Whiteflies on Indoor and Outdoor Plants

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MU Extenstion
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14th January 2017

Whiteflies are closely related to aphids, mealybugs and scale, all of which feed by sucking sap from plants. Whiteflies can be found on the undersides of leaves and are active during the daytime when the temperature is warm. When a heavily infested plant is disturbed, white clouds of winged adults fly into the air.

Missouri Master Gardener Program Policies and Procedures

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MU Extenstion
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14th January 2017

Welcome to the Missouri Master Gardener program. In this program, you will receive classroom training to become a Master Gardener volunteer in partnership with University of Missouri Extension. More than 2,000 active Missouri Master Gardeners are serving as Extension volunteers in towns and cities throughout Missouri. Thus, you are about to become part of an active program that is “helping others learn to grow.” The next few pages provide an overview of…

Mulberries Planting & Growing Guide

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Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Inc.
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29th January 2017

Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Inc.

Plants and Their Environment

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MU Extension
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14th January 2017

Plants are living organisms that contain chlorophyll and use it to manufacture their own food. Their cell walls are more or less rigid and support both the individual cells and the whole structure. Even when plants have reached what we regard as their full, mature size, they continue to expand and develop new leaves, flowers, fruit and shoots.

Unlike animals, plants cannot move when the environment changes. They are at the mercy of the climate and the…

Raised-Bed Gardening

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WizarDave
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13th January 2017

Raised-bed gardening is a popular technique for growing plants in Missouri. Vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees and shrubs may be grown in raised beds, which can be attractive as well as useful.

Seasonal Apiary Management for Missouri

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MU Extension
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14th January 2017

This guide describes a management program for setting up and maintaining beehives to foster healthy bees and produce surplus honey for personal use or to sell. Suggested timelines are subject to changes in weather patterns and can fluctuate as much as 30 days.

Soils, Plant Nutrition and Nutrient Management

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MU Extension
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14th January 2017

Soil as a medium for plant growth can be described as a complex natural material derived from weathering of rocks and decomposition of organic materials, which provide nutrients, moisture and anchorage for plants.

Soil is a mixture of minerals, organic matter (humus), air and water. An ideal soil for plant growth is about 50 percent solids consisting of minerals and organic material (Figure 1). The organic portion consists of residues from plants, anim…

Starting Plants Indoors From Seeds

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MU Extension
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14th January 2017

Many flowers and vegetables may be started from seeds indoors. Vigorous plants started indoors flower sooner and produce an earlier harvest than plants started outdoors. Seeds of certain species, however, are best sown directly outdoors when weather conditions permit and are actually delayed by transplanting.

Growing plants from seeds can be a rewarding hobby and also allows home gardeners to grow varieties that may not be available from local plant ou…

Steps in Fertilizing Garden Soil: Vegetables and Annual Flowers

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MU Extenstion
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14th January 2017
  • Step 1 Have soil tested
  • Step 2 Establish basic fertility level
  • Step 3 Apply maintenance fertilizer
  • Step 4 Use starter fertilizer
  • Step 5 Side-dress with nitrogen
  • Step 6 Maintain organic matter