Farm & Agriculture

Mandevilla, a vigorous, heat-loving vine, will need severe pruning before being moved indoors. Photo courtesy David Trinklein.
Source: David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – You may not get to take a tropical vacation this year, but you can bring the tropics inside your home. With the right light and temperature, it is possible to keep tropical patio plants indoors for another summer of enjoyment. “The colorful...
University of Missouri Extension offers a webinar series for small and beginning farmers to learn how to operate a small fruit operation. The first of 10 sessions begins Oct. 19. The Zoom sessions cover the basics on topics from small pest management to berry production, said MU Extension...
Grain handling is always a high hazard activity and farmers are encouraged to be on guard during the 2020 harvest for hazards such as grain dust and the added threat grain dust poses if grain bin entry is required. “Extremely dry conditions during 2020’s grain harvest will result in significant...
The bullet points below are from State Farm Insurance. The italicized remarks are my addition to the recommendations. ·     Slow down. This a hard concept for some people. Watch for deer especially around dawn and between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., when they're most active. Starting about...
The value of a farm business plan becomes clear when family members need to get on the same page or when sudden illness strikes, says Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist. A farm’s business plan formalizes what is in owners’ heads, Horner says. Writing a farm business...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Now is a good time for beef producers to take advantage of stronger than normal prices for culled cattle, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Wesley Tucker. Fat trimmings become a value-added product for hamburger. Demand for hamburger increased...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Persistent dry conditions may trick plants into dormancy and blooming with a second, sparser round of flowers, says University of Missouri Extension field horticulturist Patrick Byers. Re-blooming generally happens when the plant experiences stress followed by mild weather and...
Fire in a combine is the last thing farmers want to encounter during harvest. While fall fires can’t be totally eliminated, a few precautionary steps can greatly reduce the likelihood that fire will ignite inside in your combine or the field you’re harvesting. “As a 38-year volunteer firefighter...
The late Toby Gottman was active in FFA, 4-H, church and sports before his suicide. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Photo courtesy of Tim and Lennie Gottman.
Source: Karen Funkenbusch, 573-884-1268 COLUMBIA, Mo. – It is almost harvest time on the Gottman farms in rural northeastern Missouri. Trees blushed with shades of scarlet, saffron and sage edge mouse-brown soybean fields. The air is crisp; the sky a palette of blues. From the combine cab, Tim...
ATVs (all-terrain-vehicles) are a convenient way to move around a feedyard. Since their design differs greatly from other motorized vehicles, operators may not realize how a combination of speed, sharp corners, potholes, etc. can quickly lead to rollovers or other serious ATV accidents. Each year,...

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