Current Weekly Crop Scouting Report

March 7 

Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension, reports for the March 7- crop scouting update.

Wheat Report
Scheidt scouting fields west of Iantha on March 7. She found wheat was in the tillering to green-up stage. "No aphids were present. However, continue to scout for them by looking near the crowns at the base of the plant," said Scheidt.

Read entire report.

More Information
The weekly field scouting report is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and Barton County Extension.  To receive the 2016 weekly scouting reports, print the 2016 Crop Scouting Enrollment Form, complete and return with payment to Barton County Extension, 801 E 12th, Lamar, MO 64759 or contact the MU Extension Center in Barton County, 417-682-3579.

The cost of the program is only $35 per phone number, $95 for three numbers and $30 per phone number for those with four or more.

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.

Successful granting Strategies Workshop


Empowering farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. See Annie's Project pdf attachment for upcoming schedule.

Annie's Project.pdf


2017 Barton County Annual Report.pdf


Summer Lovin' Health Challenge




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.  

Start Younger Live Longer

Southwest Region News Service

Southwest Missouri News provides articles on timely topics to the media and citizens.  Southwest Missouri News 

Email subscriptions, Articles are sent to your inbox weekly.  To subscribe, use this online form.


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Current soil temperatures in Lamar are updated every five minutes and can be found at

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