Farm & Agriculture

The annual Crop Management Conference offers time to learn from the past and plan for the coming year. The 2016 event, held Dec. 15-16, offers many lessons, says Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist and program planner. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in...
Palmer amaranth
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Harvest is a good time to scout for potential 2017 weed problems, says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Combines give a bird’s-eye view of problem spots. Most farmers make note of areas where weeds survived treatment. Palmer amaranth continues to be the...
Learn how to produce quality milk.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri dairy farmers can receive updates on how to produce quality milk at a free Nov. 2 event at University of Missouri Foremost Dairy Research Center west of Columbia. MU Extension veterinarian Scott Poock said there would be four interactive learning stations. Attendees can...
(Kingston, MO) – October 18, 2016 - Caldwell County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Debbie Clevenger announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses on all the tracts under their FSA farm, including failed acreage, can prevent the...
Oct. 7, 2016 – USDA Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Mark Cadle, announced that many of the approximately 73,000 Missouri farms enrolled in safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill will receive financial assistance for the 2015 crop year. The programs, known as...
The latest USDA cash rental survey shows decreasing rental rates in some areas of Missouri, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its annual survey Sept. 9. View data on Missouri counties at...
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,...

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