Farm & Agriculture

Lincoln University farm outreach worker David Middleton demonstrates the use of a kneeler for gardening.
Source: Brenda Schreck, 573-767-5273 COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you have a gardener on your holiday gift list, consider user-friendly tools that suit their ability and age. When choosing tools, gardeners and gift-givers should consider ergonomics, the science of fitting equipment to create less stress on...
By UNMC, Central States Center for Agricultural  Safety and Health, Omaha, NE
In the process of handling grain, producers are exposed to a range of safety hazards both during harvest and once the grain is stored. Jess McCluer, vice-president of Safety and Regulatory Affairs at the National Grain and Feed Association (NFGA), and Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief...
Source: Scott Poock, 573-882-6359 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension dairy veterinarian Scott Poock has developed a spreadsheet to track and evaluate colostrum management data in dairy calves. The spreadsheet comes in response to the latest National Animal Health Monitoring System (...
Brown marmorated stink bug. Credit: U.S. Army.
Source: Kevin Rice, 573-882-2838 COLUMBIA, Mo. – A flurry of calls and emails from homeowners about the brown marmorated stink bug to University of Missouri Extension specialists sounds a warning of what is to come in in the next two years. MU Extension field crop entomologist Kevin Rice says BMSB...
University of Missouri Extension agronomist and longtime beekeeper Travis Harper will teach the hands-on portion of the Heroes to Hives program in Missouri. The program helps veterans learn beekeeping. Photo by Tevin Uthlaut.
Source: Travis Harper, 660-885-5556 Missouri has the first state chapter of Heroes to Hives, a program that supports veterans who want to learn beekeeping. New sessions of the free program begin March 2021, says Karen Funkenbusch, state director of the Missouri AgrAbility Project, which provides...
Source: Gene Schmitz, 660-827-0591 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mature hay is hay. It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested. Forage tests tell the tale of whether hay is of good quality and nutrient-rich, says University of Missouri...
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...

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