It's time to pre-order your Lamar Fair t-shirt!

Order forms are available at the Extension Office: 801 E 12th Street, Lamar. Adult Sizes S-XL $15.00 each, 2XL $16.00 each, 3XL $17.00 each, 4XL $18.00 each , Youth Sizes S-L $15.00 each. Orders will be taken until July 18, 2018, Delivery Date scheduled for August 1, 2018. Make checks payable to Barton County 4-H Council. For Questions, call 417-682-3579

Lamar Fair t-Shirt Order Form

Current Crop Scouting Report

May 30, 2018

Pest Threat Low, Except for Weeds


LAMAR, Mo. –Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, scouted fields east of Carthage May 30.


Wheat has turned color and is in the soft dough stage.

Scheidt observed glume blotch, identified as brown lesions on the kernel. “Differentiate glume blotch from other head diseases by using a hand lens to find fruiting bodies on the lesion,” said Scheidt. According to Kaitlyn Bissonnette, pathologist with University of Missouri Extension, glume blotch usually only causes significant yield damage in wetter years when a lot of septoria is present on leaves. Warm, wet conditions and prolonged leaf wetness encourage development. “This season was likely dry enough that the disease will not cause significant yield loss,” said Scheidt.


Corn ranged from the 8 to 12 leaf stage.

“Overall, plants looked to be very healthy and green. Remember the optimal time for nitrogen application in corn is the 6-8 leaf stage, but corn will respond to an application up to tassel,” said Scheidt.


Soybeans were in the third trifoliate stage.

“Soybean nodules begin to fix nitrogen during this stage. Split nodules open and look for pink or red insides to confirm nitrogen fixation. White, green or brown nodule insides are not fixing nitrogen,” said Scheidt.


Scheidt scouted fescue pastures for armyworms. “No live armyworms were found, but I saw a lot of parasitized ones on fescue heads,” said Scheidt.

Kevin Rice, entomologist with University of Missouri Extension, suggests continuing to scout for fall armyworm as there is a possibility of early appearance with the usually warm temperatures.

For more information about the program, or to sign up for the program, contact Jill Scheidt at the Barton County Extension office, (417) 682-3579. 


Crop Scouting Enrollment Form (PDF)

New Publications Available at Barton County Extension Office

Just in time for Spring planting we have Garden Journal and Calendars available. These spiral bound record books offer plot plans, plant profiles, a month to month garden tips section and much more. In our Better Living Cooking 2 publication there are many recipes and informal articles. Both publications are available for free at 801 E 12th St, Lamar. Call 417-682-3579 for more information.


2018 Barton County Annual Report

2017 Barton County Annual Report.pdf

Free "Seasonal and Simple" app available

This app allows you to view a vast selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, produce information, recipes and an easy-to-read colorful chart that shows when produce is in season. A comprehensive list of Missouri Farmers Markets will lead you to locally grown produce anywhere in the state.

To download, simply go to the App Store or Android Market and search "seasonal and simple".

"Start Younger, Live Longer"

Visit University of Missouri Extension Nutrition and Health Facebook page for updated nutrition information, healthy snack ideas and fitness suggestions.  

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Popular extension publications

MU Extension publication G427, 2015 Cash Rental Rates in Missouri
MU Extension publication G302, 2012 Custom Rates for Farm Services in Missouri
MU Extension publication G6201, Vegetable Planting Calendar