Farm & Agriculture

Poison hemlock. Photo by Tiia Monto, CC-BY-SA-3.0.
Poison hemlock, a poisonous plant that can cause death in livestock, is especially toxic in spring, says Gatlin Bunton, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. It can also cause birth defects in the offspring of pregnant animals. Poison hemlock usually grows in ditches,...
While COVID-19 remains in the front of everyone’s mind, the coming of mosquito season means that both people and livestock are vulnerable to other serious illnesses if the farm infrastructure is not sound. Mosquitoes can transmit a number of diseases, including dengue, malaria, yellow fever, Zika...
Source: William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621; Greg Luce, 573-473-7079 COLUMBIA, Mo. – As rain pushes corn planting season back yet again, farmers may be better off sticking with poor stands than replanting, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Farmers face...
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains for all kinds of consumer goods. The first signs of trouble appeared in the form of empty shelving where toilet paper formerly sat. Soon to follow were paper towels, bleach and all manner of cleaning supplies. A few stores ran short on milk and...
True armyworm have begun their march across Missouri and producers should scout often, says University of Missouri Extension state field crops entomologist Kevin Rice. MU Extension agronomists reported seeing them in southern Missouri pastures during the group’s weekly teleconference report on May...
Intense or recurrent rainfall creates the potential for damage from ponding, saturated soils and flooding for corn and soybean crops, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Some parts of southern Missouri have received 25-30 inches of precipitation since the beginning of the...
In response to the tremendous interest in home food production, University of Missouri Extension now offers a free online course in basic vegetable gardening. “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put an added financial strain on many Missouri families,” said MU Extension horticulturist David...
Some Missouri corn producers are seeing damage from cold, wet soil conditions and hail. Corn growers participating in the University of Missouri Extension Plant Sciences weekly online town hall meeting on May 8 reported seeing seedling leaves of corn twist and unfurl underground. Wet soil and cool...
JEFFERSON CITY, MO - The Missouri Pork Association and Missouri Farmers Care are teaming up to provide high-quality protein to families in need. These groups are helping Missouri pig farmers connect with local processors to donate pork to the state's food banks. Each hog processed into ground pork...
Growing up in rural Missouri we really didn't think about “a place to shoot our guns.” Maybe we just walked from the house and shot our .22's and later our muzzleloaders behind the pond. Sometimes we'd go to an old bridge where trash was dumped by the forefathers of the same folks who just chuck it...

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