Farm & Agriculture

  CENTER FOR RURAL AFFAIRSBy Traci Bruckner, tracib@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced expansion of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) crop insurance to all states and counties. WFRP was first made available for the 2015 crop year, and...
Brown shows waterhemp in a spare stand of soybean crop that received too much rain. Constant rains washed away herbicides that kill the prolific weed.
Source: Raymond Massey, 573-884-7788; William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621; Pat Guinan, 573-882-5908; Kevin Bradley, 573-882-4039; Judith Stallmann, 573-882-6455 COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 45 years of farming, Boone County farmer Robert Brown has never seen anything like the flood of troubles...
(COLUMBIA, Mo.) August 18, 2015 -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is receiving one of 15 grants announced Monday by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in which USDA is partnering with state agencies to improve wildlife habitat and enhance public access for recreational opportunities...
(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The 113th Missouri State Fair gets underway this Thursday and will feature a variety of motorsports action. Tickets to the Pepsi Grandstand series and State Fair Arena events can be purchased at the State Fair Box Office, open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 10-12, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug....
Using leftover wheat as cover crop
Source: Tim J. Evans, 573-884-9270; William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fungus-infected wheat not bought by grain elevators at harvest may have use as seed for cover crop to protect soil over winter. Veterinary toxicologists at the University of Missouri see the...
Put leftover soybeans to use.
The extended rain events throughout the growing season have prevented many growers from planting all their soybean acreage. In some cases the seed could be returned, but some could not. One option is to use the leftover seed as a cover crop.  Seed treated with a fungicide cannot be sold as grain;...
Wettest May to July on record
COLUMBIA, Mo. – At the end of July, Missouri fell a few raindrops shy of having the wettest May to July on record. Before the final tally of the average, the rain totaled 22.41 inches. The wet record was only 0.14 inch more at 22.55 in 1981. Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – New soybean varieties resistant to weedkillers 2,4-D and dicamba are expected to be available to Missouri producers next year, pending regulatory review. The new varieties offer more options for soybean producers contending with the growing number of weeds resistant to glyphosate...
Here’s a Horticulture Tip from University of Missouri Extension: Potato scab can be a serious disease of potatoes, causing symptoms from brown lesions to deep pits in the tuber.  The organisms that cause potato scab live in the soil, and cause problems when the soil pH is too high.  If you have...
Diseased wheat
COLUMBIA, Mo. – This year’s record-breaking rain and continued wet weather has led to serious problems in wheat fields. Farmers have had a tough time harvesting the wheat crop in the first place, and now disease is making it hard or even impossible to sell, says Pat Westhoff, director of the Food...

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