Agricultural systems and natural resources
Learn more about how to manage these sustainable and essential commodities.Find publications (clickable)
Discover simple forest and wildlife management practices through this introductory series.Learn more (clickable)
Pests, such as the emerald ash borer, can damage woodlands, plants and crops. Learn what to watch out for and how to manage these nuisances.Visit tree pests (clickable)
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This workshop shows you how to collect online information about your woodland and helps you understand why certain trees grow where they do. It also covers how to identify some of the more common tree species found in your woods and explains ...
This workshop explains how to identify trees that meet your ownership objectives and how to care for them properly once selected. It also descirbes federal and state incentive programs to help offset some of your costs, and demonstrates how to ...
In this workshop, you will learn how to protect streams and other sensitive areas in and around your woodland during a timber harvest. You will also learn how to safely and effectively use herbicides to weed your woodland garden to maintain the ...
News & articles
- Published: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mother Nature has much to say about soybean yield and grain quality almost every year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. This year was no exception. Several important soybean-growing regions in ...
- Published: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six-legged pests want to share your warm home this winter. University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Tamra Reall tells how to send crawling freeloaders packing. These unwelcome visitors are mostly a lethargic nuisance. ...
- Published: Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
WARSAW, Mo. – Test baled cornstalks for nitrate levels and feed them to cattle with caution, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Gene Schmitz. MU Extension agronomists across the state report high nitrate levels caused by ...
- Published: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension researchers are among the recipients of a new five-year, $4.34 million grant from USDA to study water and nutrient recycling, says MU Extension agricultural engineer Teng Lim. The grant, “Water ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2018
Figure 1. Honey bee (Apis mellifera).The European honey bee (Apis mellifera), also known as the common or western honeybee (Figure 1), is the most influential insect for humankind, both in history and in the honey and wax resources it provides. For ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
At the heart of the pollination issue lies our bounty of foods such as peaches, strawberries, squash and apples. These and other foods requiring pollination have been staples in the human diet for centuries, and their pollinators have been highly ...
Publication date: May 1, 2018
Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an exotic, invasive, wood-boring insect that infests and kills native North American ash trees, both in forests and landscape plantings. Just like the Dutch elm disease that killed our native American elm ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2017
Several species of native warm-season grasses have potential for biomass production, livestock forage and wildlife habitat in Missouri. Switchgrass is a popular choice because it produces large yields of dry matter — 3 to 6 tons per acre ...
Publication date: Dec. 1, 2017
Multi-year demonstrations were established at the University of Missouri Bradford Research Center near Columbia, Mo., to determine the benefits of establishing native grasses, forbs and legumes as an alternative crop for producing economical biomass ...
The Climate, Forests and Woodlands eXtension Community of Practice (CoP) consists of Cooperative Extension educators, faculty members, researchers and members of private industry, government agencies and nongovernmental organizations interested in ...
MDC has resource foresters available to help landowners manage their woodlands. Their availability depends on demand for landowner assistance in your area.
Find comprehensive, accurate and timely information on issues related to the thousand cankers disease.
Learn about oak decline in this leaflet from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service.
Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory
Analyzes soil, plant, water, manure, compost and greenhouse media.
Master Pollinator Steward
Learn about the relationship between pollinators such as honeybees and a healthy ecosystem.
Introduces landowners to basic forestry and wildlife management and shows them how to integrate both forms of management on their property.
A collaborative effort of state and federal agencies to keep citizens informed of the latest invasive insect and disease threats to Missouri's trees.