(Hillsboro) If you farm or grow a garden, you may want to know there’s a change this year in the National Plant Hardiness Zone Map and those changes definitely include Missouri.
Debi Kelly is a field specialist in horticulture with the University of Missouri Extension office in Jefferson County.
She defines the purpose of the Plant Hardiness Zone Map.
We asked Kelly if Missouri’s temperatures increased or went down.
And we asked Kelly if this means some areas of Missouri can try different crops or plants that you previously could not.
The 12 counties in the Regional Radio listening area are in one of three zones for plant hardiness….6a, 6b and 7a.