Farm & Agriculture

Painted leaf poinsettia is a perennial that grows wild in Missouri, especially the southern part of the state. Photo courtesy of Floridaseeds.
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Plant lovers who can’t wait until December for Christmas poinsettias can celebrate in July. Although not as splashy as its winter relative, painted leaf poinsettia is a mid-year gift, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. Painted leaf poinsettia, also...
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. – The Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won third-place honors at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, June 20-25 in Grand Island, Neb. More than 590 participants from 32 states competed in nine disciplines, demonstrating excellence in marksmanship, safety,...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Landowners lease roughly 35% of Missouri crop, pasture and woodland acreage to renters every year. Rented acreage has increased in recent years as more land has transitioned to the next generation, interest rates have incentivized land investments and interest in carbon markets and...
An emerald ash borer. Photo by David Cappaert, Michigan State University.
Source: Kevin Rice, 573-882-2838 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The invasive emerald ash borer may eliminate the ash tree from North America. In Missouri, EAB is present in 89 counties and the city of St. Louis. “Just like the Dutch elm disease that killed our native American elm trees, EAB is capable of...
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is holding its eighth-annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise on July 17, 2021. Tractors will travel through Atchison County on a 38-mile loop. The event will begin and end at Liles Enterprises, 31792 State Highway W, Fairfax...
Source: William Wiebold, 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mother Nature has not been kind to Missouri agriculture in 2021, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Spring rains delayed corn and soybean planting well beyond the best date for yield, says Wiebold. Then the...
Source: Peng Tian, 573-882-3019 COLUMBIA, Mo. – For plants, extended wet weather is like cold and flu season is for humans. Luckily, the plant doctor is in. The University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic can help with diagnoses and treatment recommendations, says clinic director Peng Tian. Tian...
Soybean seedlings, one rotten and one slow to emerge, from a field with extensive stand loss due to seedling disease. Photo by Kaitlyn Bissonnette.
Source: Kaitlyn Bissonnette, 573-882-9106; Peng Tian, 573-882-3019 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Frequent spring rains in Missouri set the stage for seedling and root rotting diseases that can lower yields. Pythium species usually infect the roots of corn, soybean and wheat, especially in the northern half of...
Investments to benefit more than 20,000 rural Missourians COLUMBIA, MO, June 24, 2021 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $371,400 to equip, rebuild, and modernize essential services in rural...
Julie Valdez makes soap with honey and oatmeal in her basement for her Raw Buzz business. The honey comes from a backyard hive and one on the family farm. She says the Heroes to Hives program helps her and her husband learn how to improve their honey-making operation to grow their business. Photo by Linda Geist.
Source: Travis Harper, 660-885-5556 WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Santiago and Julie Valdez say the Heroes to Hives program offered by University of Missouri Extension offers a sweet opportunity to expand their business and connect with other beekeepers who are veterans. MU’s Heroes to Hives program is the...

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