Category Archives: Horticulture

Make starting a garden quick, easy

Missouri’s rocky soil can make it difficult start a garden. According to Dr. Clydette Alsup-Egbers, associate professor of agriculture at Missouri State University, there’s a quick and easy way to overcome this obstacle. “One of the easiest ways I have found to establish a new garden is to basically create an instant raised bed,” said […]

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High Tunnel Workshop

Are you interested in learning more about high tunnel production practices? If so, mark your calendar for Thursday, July 23. The State Fruit Experiment Station is hosting a high tunnel workshop in Mountain Grove from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. …

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We’ve Been Busy!

The end of the semester is always busy for students, faculty and staff. This year was no exception. However, for many the crazy schedule did not stop after classes ended, so we wanted to take a minute to share a …

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Mountain Grove Plans Community Workshops

The Missouri State University State Fruit Experiment Station will host two workshops in March that are open to the public. The workshops will demonstrate different techniques that are related to dormant season plant management. The first workshop is free to …

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Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson Visits Fruit Experiment Station

Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson recently paid a visit to the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove, Mo.  Dr. Wenping Qiu and Susanne Howard accompanied the Congresswoman through the vineyards to showcase the current research being conducted at the …

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Healthy Lawns Make Healthy Watersheds Workshop

On Tuesday, August 28th the James River Basin Partnership will host a workshop titled “Healthy Lawns Make Healthy Watersheds” at the Bond Learning Center. Topics to be covered include: JRBP cost sharing opportunities and pollution prevention “Big Urbie” Grant/Urban cost …

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MSU Flower Variety Trial in Full Swing Despite Heat

Summer is in full swing and so is Missouri State’s Flower Variety Trial in cooperation with the MSU Grounds Department, the Greene County Master Gardeners and the Springfield/Greene County Botanical Center.  Despite the heat, flowers are flourishing at trial locations. …

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