Soil and water
Soil and water quality
Runoff from agricultural fields can have a large impact on water quality of streams and lakes. Learn effective practices for high yields while protecting water quality.Learn more
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Event date: Aug. 25, 2020
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The 32nd Annual field day provides information to area producters. Cost: Free Contact: Jim Crawford, [email protected], 660-744-6231 Partners:Missouri Corn GrowersMissouri Soybean AssociationFarm Credit ServicesAnd Local Agribusinesses
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Intense or recurrent rainfall creates the potential for damage from ponding, saturated soils and flooding for corn and soybean crops, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Some parts of southern Missouri ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
TROY, Mo. - Farmers who want to start growing cover crops can turn to “recipes” on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website.Free downloadable PDFs tell how and why to add cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation, says Charles Ellis, University of ...
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lessons from past floods tell how to bring flooded fields back into production, says Kent Shannon, University of Missouri agricultural engineering specialist. Shannon says there are three stages to repairing flood-damaged fields. ...
- Published: Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A cover crop planted this fall on land flooded without a crop this year does more than control erosion and weeds. Fall-seeded cover crops can boost corn yields next year. A beneficial soil-borne fungus in healthy soil needs roots to ...
Publication date: April 1, 2020
Manure has value on a field only if it offsets the need to purchase other nutrients or soil amendments. The worksheet on page 2 allows users to calculate the fertilizer value of the manure for a specific field. Assemble the information specified in ...
Publication date: Dec. 11, 2019
This form is intended to analyze nutrients and metals in the soil in your growing environment.TopicsSoilPlantGardensLawnsCropsSeedNutrientsPages1
Publication date: Sept. 24, 2019
Spectrographic analysis of plant tissue is a relatively new and accurate method for determining levels of major and minor elements in growing crops. However, good results make proper sampling of crops necessary. Keep the following points in mind when ...
Publication date: July 31, 2019
This form is for homeowners and small commercial business owners who need to take and ship samples to the MU Extension Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory. To have your vegetable garden, flower garden or lawn analyzed, fill out this form and send soil ...
Publication date: July 31, 2019
This form is for those who grow commercial fruits, vegetables and turfs. To have your soil analyzed by the MU Extension Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory, follow the sampling instructions and guidelines to complete this information ...
Use this web-based tool to generate a report describing the physical, demographic and environmental characteristics of a selected land parcel and its surroundings.