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- 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 ...
- 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first series of University of Missouri Extension Master Pollinator Steward classes begins mid-May in Jefferson City. Pollinators play a crucial role in the production of fruits, vegetables, honey and field crops, said MU ...
- Published: Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The 2018 Northwest Missouri Certified Crop Advisers Conference, Jan. 16-17 in St. Joseph, offers updates on dicamba use and a look at the latest agricultural technology. University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin ...
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
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 ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2017
Insects are the most abundant animals on earth. They exert important effects, both positive and negative, on our lives in ways we might not even think about. Although the vast majority of insects are either beneficial or harmless, we often are most ...
Publication date: March 1, 2017
Pollination is one of the most fascinating processes in the natural world. Pollination is how flowering plants reproduce. The process involves the transfer of pollen from the male parts to the female parts of the same or another plant. For some ...
MDC has resource foresters available to help landowners manage their woodlands. Their availability depends on demand for landowner assistance in your area.
Introduces landowners to basic forestry and wildlife management and shows them how to integrate both forms of management on their property.