Farm & Agriculture

Diplodia corn ear rot. Photo: Paul Bachi, University of Kentucky Research and Education Center, Bugwood.org
University of Missouri Extension agronomists are reporting diplodia and other corn ear rot diseases in parts of the state. MU Extension corn specialist Greg Luce says infected corn requires special grain handling. Diplodia ear rot is a common corn disease that occurs when there is excessive...
The problem becomes what to do with the growing meat supply.
As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?” The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports. “The growing meat...
MU Thompson Farm
University of Missouri Extension beef specialists will sum up almost two decades of research at a field day, Sept. 20, at the MU Thompson Farm, Spickard. The work was begun to improve artificial insemination (AI) in cow herds. But it became much more than breeding. Different AI methods are needed...
Worms feed on the underside of leaves.
Green cloverworm has been increasing in soybean fields. These green worms feed on the underside of leaves and fall to the ground when soybean plants are shook. Worms leaf feed and economic threshold is 20% leaf defoliation and 10 to 15 more half grown larvae are present per foot of row. Typically,...
Time to plant fall gardens.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Succession gardening gives gardeners a second harvest, often more flavorful than the first, says University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist David Trinklein. Succession gardening simply means that as one crop is harvested and removed from the garden, a second is planted...
Familiar sight in a lot or gardens.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Save your money when it comes to crabgrass treatment. Hot, wet weather brings an explosion of crabgrass, says University of Missouri Extension turf specialist Brad Fresenburg. There is little you can do to treat it when it reaches the current tiller stage. The good news is that the...
Heavy rains on the first two days of August followed what may have been the ninth-wettest July since 1895. Preliminary state average rainfall was 6.5 inches, said Pat Guinan, MU Extension climatologist. He reported heavy rains started August with 3 to 8 inches overnight in a swath in northern...
Chinch bug damage to a lawn.
By August, most zoysiagrass lawns recover from earlier droughtlike conditions and bugs go to work. Brown patches of zoysia that are severe along lawn edges such as concrete driveways and sidewalks may indicate chinch bug damage, says University of Missouri Extension turf specialist Lee Miller. The...
(COLUMBIA, MO), July 22, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Mark Cadle reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and/or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2016 crop...
Herbicide damages ornamentals when droplets move off of the soil or intended plants.
Off-target herbicides may be invisible, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Off-target herbicides damage crops, ornamentals and other vegetation in nearby fields when droplets move off of the soil or intended plants and onto nontarget plants, says University of Missouri Plant Sciences research...

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