Farm & Agriculture

Highest yielder was 121 bushels.
The 2017 soft red winter wheat trials conducted by University of Missouri Ag Experiment Station are available at your local Extension office. The booklet has four north Missouri sites. Many of the varieties did quite well. The highest yielder was 121 bushels. The publication includes multiple year...
Dicamba drift affects crops throughout Missouri.
“Earlier today the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced a series of steps to address the problem of Dicamba drift.  This problem is worst in the southeast part of Missouri, but has affected crops throughout our state.  Director Chinn and her staff have been on top of the situation since the...
One small breach of protocol can lead to a disease outbreak and financial loss for livestock producers. An MU Extension team teaches livestock producers throughout Missouri to follow protocols that protect animal and human health, food, and the environment. The team received USDA Extension...
By Kalena Bruce Farming is a tough job that shows no mercy. Whether facing a drought or flood, unreasonably high interest rates or unbelievably low commodity prices, farmers and ranchers work tirelessly to produce food, fiber and renewable fuels for the world. While most of the factors that affect...
Japanese Beetle
Japanese beetle emerge from the soil from June to August. We have received several producers’ calls asking questions regarding this pest. Japanese beetles continue to expand the area they are found. This is quite alarming to growers as they find a pest they are not familiar with in their fields....
Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat.
Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat. Heat deaths are 100 percent preventable with water, rest and shade, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. That is why she encourages everyone to support the “Summer 2017...
This year’s delayed hay harvest calls for hay testing. University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Anthony Ohmes says farmers benefit from routine hay testing. Hay quality varies based on forage species, maturity, management, harvest conditions, and insect or disease damage. Guessing the...
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017. “County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs...
Armyworm, Photo by Marlin E. Rice
Much of the armyworm damage has occurred in counties that have pastureland. There are several resources at the University of Missouri Extension website, which can help you with the identification and understanding of this pest. These resources can be found at https://ipm.missouri.edu/IPCM/. The...
The perfect corn stand emerges and then you scout again and corn plants are dying or missing. After emergence, this is the stage when the plant is transitioning from the being dependent on the seed to establishing roots and capturing sunlight. Our corn is past this stage but looking at many fields...

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