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Creating habitats and monitoring ecosystems for sustainability.
Creating wildlife habitat around your home can attract different species of interest, such as songbirds, small mammals, pollinating insects and many others.See more
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Event date: April 16, 2020
Event time: | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come learn about Missouri non-timber forest products. In this program participants will learn about forest stand improvement and the process of mushroom growing using the byproducts. Each participant will have the chance to inoculate a log with ...
Event date: Aug. 25, 2020
Event time: | 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
The 32nd Annual field day provides information to area producters. Cost : Free Contact : Jim Crawford, [email protected], 660-744-6231 Partners : Missouri Corn Growers Missouri Soybean Association Farm Credit Services And Local Agribusinesses
Event date: Feb. 5, 2020 - May 13, 2020
*An orientation session will be held February 5, 2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm* Classes on Wednesday Evenings - March 4, 2020 through May 13, 2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm In addition to the classes, four Saturday field trips will be held on April 11, April 25, ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019
DAVISVILLE, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension specialist Rachel Hopkins received the first Conservationist of the Year Award from Women in NRCS (WIN). Hopkins is an MU Extension county engagement specialist based in Potosi and a ...
- Published: Friday, April 19, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Yard waste makes up a third of municipal solid waste, behind paper products and food. Estimates show that the average lawn produces about 1,500 pounds of grass clippings each year. A mature tree drops about 3,600 pounds of leaves ...
- 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 and ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
WELLSVILLE, Mo. – Matthew Spiers wants to convert cropland to pastureland for grazing.Through a joint effort by University of Missouri Extension and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Spiers plans to build a rotational grazing ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.Charles E. HicksAquaculture SpecialistLincoln UniversityRobert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Agroforestry describes a set of land use practices that incorporate trees, shrubs, forages, crops and/or livestock designed in a way that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.This publication is designed to help landowners and natural ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2018
Humans and wildlife depend on insect pollinators for the production of fiber, fruits and vegetables. Insect pollinators are required for the pollination of two-thirds of the world’s plants. Bees, butterflies, flies, wasps, moths, beetles and even ...
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: 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 ...
A summary of program impacts and achievements during 2019.
This group of citizens, conservation and agricultural organizations, government agencies, utilities and agribusinesses is committed to the conservation of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
The Cornell Lab of Orinthology joins with people from all walks of life to make new scientific discoveries, share insights and galvanize conservation action. Its website includes a bird guide, live cams of various birds and a Bird ID app.
Missouri Master Naturalist
A community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program sponsored jointly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and MU Extension.
Urban entomology is the study of insects associated with the near environments of humans and their companion animals.