Farm & Agriculture

One of the more common requests Missouri Department of Conservation personnel get is for someone to come and “shock” their pond so they have some idea what kind of a fish population is lurking beneath the surface. The problem is, there are around 500,000 private ponds in the state. It would take...
Source: Mary Engram, 573-683-6129 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Long hours during calving and planting seasons can cause fatigue and stress, leading to accidents and costly mistakes, says Mary Engram, University of Missouri Extension human development specialist. “Lack of sleep affects us physically and mentally...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – With lower initial investments and higher returns, fruit and vegetable production could play a big role in doubling the state’s agricultural economy by 2030, according to a study by University of Missouri researchers. “Compared to row crops, you don’t have to have as many acres of...
Hydrangea nipped by the frost. Photo by Cindy Fickess
Source: David Trinklein, 573-882-9631; Michele Warmund, 573-882-9632 COLUMBIA, Mo. - Winter-hardy perennial flowers likely will survive April’s historic low temperatures across Missouri, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Their tender annual counterparts, however...
This baby fox is waiting for mom to bring his evening meal. The den is located under a barn in Hamilton.
STOCKTON, Mo. – If not managed properly, muddy pastures can affect grazing the rest of the year, says University of Missouri Extension regional livestock specialist Patrick Davis. “Cattle producers need to evaluate their pastures,” Davis says. Identify pastures that are thin and in need of...
Lifelong learning. It’s an essential part of MU Agriculture and Environment Extension’s goal of doubling the value of Missouri agriculture by 2030 while sustaining the state’s natural resources. When Ron Brown was approached to check out University of Missouri Extension’s Master Gardener program,...
Source: Eric Bailey, 573-884-7873 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Researchers at University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon are starting their third year of studying if beef producers can improve profits through a “double” calf stocking and grazing plan. The study looks at how to graze the...
The Conservation Federation of Missouri commends the U.S. House of Representatives for its overwhelming support of the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill will permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide money for deferred maintenance projects at national parks,...
Much of the work done by the Missouri House and Senate from January to May finally became law as many of the bills approved by the legislature and signed by the governor officially took effect on August 28. It was during the 2019 legislative session that the House and Senate combined to send 92...

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