Farm & Agriculture

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...
(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...
Two timely and important topics will be addressed at an upcoming meeting for beef cattle producers in Smithville on March 14. Regulations regarding the use of certain antibiotics in livestock production will bring significant changes to producers and others in the livestock industry. These changes...
Source: Craig Payne, 573-882-8236 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important. Producers will need a veterinary feed...
Kingston, MO, February 23, 2016 – Caldwell County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Debbie Clevenger, reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage, before the...
Junior top 10. Front row, from left: Addie Thomas, Kiley Braun, John Paul Quinn and Rose Quinn. Second row: Austin Mitchell, Alaina Link, Quincy Wiegand, Lyndsey Conley and Anya Cailleach. Back: Anne Marie Quinn.
Source: Shane Potter, 573-882-3835 COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri Extension 4-H State Meats Judging contest on Feb. 6 drew 38 competing 4-H members. More than 50 FFA students also participated as practice for upcoming events, said Shane Potter, MU Extension 4-H youth development...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The human body is more than 70 percent water and it needs to be replenished every day. But how good is the water you’re drinking? If you have a private well, testing the water once a year is a good idea. “Mainly what we want to check for is E. coli bacteria,” says Bob Broz,...

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