Farm & Agriculture

 Phosphorus-deficient corn plants, a typical symptom associated with corn grown following fallow.
Cornfields in northeastern Missouri this spring were more uneven following prevented planting acres. Typically, they were phosphorus-deficient and had slower early growth than fields following soybean. These are symptoms associated with corn fallow syndrome, which is known to stunt corn and cause...
Variety tests help farmers pick what seeds to plant in the fall.
Wheat yields were good at most test sites in the 2016 University of Missouri Variety Testing Program. A lack of precipitation during the early part of the growing season allowed an early wheat harvest. Tests from parts of southeastern Missouri showed the highest yields of soft red winter wheat,...
No one stress or concern in farm country bothers all. Topics vary by where you are, farm to farm, and where you are in the life cycle of a farm. Farmers, agribusiness leaders and lenders gathered to share ideas July 7 at the Audrain County 4-H Center, Mexico. It is one of seven listening sessions...
A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Caldwell County USDA Service Center at 23 West Main Street in...
The Missouri Pork Association, in cooperation with the University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program, is hosting the third annual Missouri Swine Health Symposium on Monday, July 18, at the Pork Place in Sedalia, Mo. The free event is open to pork producers, swine veterinarians and...
Japanese beetles enjoy dining on more than 400 different plant species.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers and homeowners should be on the lookout for Japanese beetles, say University of Missouri Extension specialists. Beetles have been found in most parts of the state. Numbers are expected to peak in mid-July. MU Extension horticulture and agronomy specialist Todd Lorenz tells...
Maintaining farm roads.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Maintaining farm roads and driveways saves you time and money, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bob Schultheis. “Probably the most used and abused parts of any farm are the driveway and access roads. A well-designed road will last a long time,” Schultheis says....
Provide outside pigs shade and mud holes for relief.
COLUMBIA, Mo. ­– Pigs can’t cool themselves through sweating and need special attention during heat waves, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutrition specialist Marcia Shannon. Pigs take priority over any other animals on the farm when temperatures rise, Shannon says. Pigs have few...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) requires farmers and ranchers participating in our programs to submit an annual report on all cropland use on their farms. Crop insurance agents for providers approved by the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) also require these...
Sandy Trosper to be guest speaker from Hamilton
Maysville, Mo. - The DeKalb County Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and MU Extension are hosting the second annual Women in Ag “Happy & Healthy County Women” Event at the June Conley Building in Maysville on...

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