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Chris Kempke Joins the Missouri Extension Office in Scotland County

by Andrea Brassfield Chris Kempke, recent graduate from Missouri State University in Springfield, has joined the Missouri Extension Office in Scotland County where he serves as a Community Development Specialist and Program Director for Scotland, Schuyler, Adair, Knox, Clark and Lewis Counties. Chris started in the Scotland County office on June 1, 2015.  Not too […]

Rain, Late Corn Planting Delay Soybean Planting

by Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA – Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row. Delays in corn planting have pushed soybean planting progress well below the five-year average. Soybean planting generally does not begin until corn planting is complete. […]

February in Missouri – COLD!

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians who dressed in layers, wool hats and warm mittens will not be surprised to learn that February set low-temperature records. “Preliminary data indicates that February was about 8 to 9 degrees below normal,” said Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program. It will depend on the final […]

MU Reports Strong Test Yields for State’s Soybean Crop

Some 86-bushel-per-acre yields were reported. COLUMBIA – University of Missouri 2014 Variety Testing Program soybean yields topped state and national averages. MU Extension agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold said MU test sites topped statewide averages of 50-plus bushels and national averages of 44 bushels per acre. Missouri’s five-year state average is 37.8 bushels per acre. Sudden […]

Missouri Isn’t the Best Place for a White Christmas

COLUMBIA – For many, the dulcet tones of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” evoke visions of snowmen and bright, red sleds, but for most of Missouri a white Christmas is usually a wish unfulfilled. “Climatology indicates there’s about a 30 percent chance of a white Christmas across the northern border counties. It’s about a 20 […]

Extension to Host Program on Affordable Care Act

How will the Affordable Care Act affect you and your community? The Schuyler County University of Missouri Extension office is offering information about the new health care law that can help families, individuals and businesses understand their options and responsibilities. A free program will be offered in Scotland County on December 10, 2014 from 6-8 […]

Can Woolly Bear Caterpillar Predict the Weather?

COLUMBIA – The woolly bear caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella), often called the “weather worm,” is said to predict what Old Man Winter has in store. Folklore says the narrower the reddish-brown band on the caterpillar, the more severe the winter. But the width may be a better indication of the previous winter and spring than a […]

September Marked by Record-Breaking Low Temperatures

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri saw record-setting lows, too much rain in some parts, not enough in others and it continued the nearly two-year trend of cooler than normal temperatures. “The first three weeks of September had lower than normal temperatures, while the last week had a warm spell,” said Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training to be Offered in Memphis

Two Private Pesticide Applicator Training sessions will be offered on Monday, February 24 at Memphis Housing Authority. The first session will begin at 3 p.m. and the second session will begin at 7 p.m. Each training session will last approximately two hours. In order to obtain certification each individual must attend one training session and […]

February 11th Election to Determine University of Missouri Extension Council

Nine county residents have completed terms of office on the Scotland County University of Missouri Extension Council and will be succeeded by new members after a February 11, 2014 election. Outgoing members are Jeannie Bissell, Jefferson; Amanda Mohr, Combined; Sharon Bradley, Combined; Gigi Wahba, Jefferson; Donald Dalton, Jefferson; and Joanie Baker, Combined. Council members whose […]