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- 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 ...
- Published: Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
I fondly remember bird hunting with my dad. Clear, crisp autumn days made especially memorable seeing the satisfaction on his face when he “shot a double,” bagging two birds with one shot. Releasing high-quality oak trees from neighboring trees ...
- Published: Friday, June 7, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – There’s a new guard dog in town. And it’s more likely to bray than bark. A growing number of sheep and goat farmers are using donkeys to keep predators at bay, says Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, small-ruminant specialist at ...
Publications Date: Sept. 1, 2013
This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation.Robert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ResourcesEmily FlinnResource ScientistMissouri ...
Publications Date: Sept. 1, 2013
Many people in urban and suburban areas want the chance to experience nature and wildlife in their neighborhoods. They may want to enjoy the sight of browsing deer, the sound of singing birds, the smell of blossoming flowers or the feel of cooling ...
Publications Date: Sept. 1, 2010
Populations of bobwhite quail have declined dramatically across Missouri since the 1980s (Figure 1). Although some areas of the state have habitat to support good quail populations, the availability and quality of habitat has declined in most areas, ...
Publications Date: Sept. 1, 1994
This publication tells and shows you how to build homes and feeders to attract many kinds of birds, including robins, wrens, bluebirds, tree swallows, purple martins, sparrow hawks, screech owls, chickadees, wood ducks and even squirrels. Structure ...
Publications 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 ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2011
This deer conservation guide is one in a series developed jointly by MU Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation.Robert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ResourcesJason SumnersResource ScientistMissouri ...
The Prescribed Fire Community of Practice (CoP) is a clearinghouse for information on conducting controlled burns and the effects of fire on plants and wildlife.
Missouri Master Naturalist
A community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program sponsored jointly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and MU Extension.