Friday, March 3, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Turning organic matter into compost takes science and art. The finished product enriches gardens and farm fields.
Friday, February 10, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ten years ago, not many farmers were talking about cover crops.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017COLUMBIA, Mo. – Atrazine, one of farmers’ least expensive and most effective chemicals for weed control, is under the magnifying glass.
Thursday, February 2, 2017ROCK PORT, Mo. – A four-year study by University of Missouri Extension seeks to find how cover crops can best benefit soils after flooding and prevented planting.
Thursday, November 3, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ben Franklin’s adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” could be gardeners’ theme song for November.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tree leaves can be a gardener’s best friend when used correctly. Use leaves to start a compost pile or add nutrients to lawns, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016MARBLE HILL, Mo. – Feed your garden and it will feed you.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you hate raking and bagging leaves, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Brad Fresenburg has good news for you.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – An improved online tool gives information from many sources on land tracts.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need to have a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. Unfortunately, most Missouri soils are less than ideal for gardening.
Thursday, July 14, 2016COLUMBIA, Mo. – How late in the growing season can rescue nitrogen be applied to corn and still be profitable?
Thursday, June 23, 2016MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Maintaining farm roads and driveways saves you time and money, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bob Schultheis.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Resources threatened by this year’s drought include ponds that depend on surface runoff for water. Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation, said Bob Pierce, University of Missouri Extension state fisheries and wildlife specialist.
Thursday, August 9, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, says a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012NOVELTY, Mo. – Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA – Soybeans that won’t make a seed crop offer potential high-quality forage for beef and dairy producers. The decision to cut beans for hay won’t be easy, say University of Missouri Extension specialists.
Friday, August 3, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – Building on more than 51 years of service to the agriculture industry, the University of Missouri T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center will host its annual Field Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.