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- Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mulches can help garden soil stay cool during the heat of summer.Maintain 2-4 inches of an organic mulch to keep the soil cool, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. This promotes root growth 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 ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Newly made spring hay finally being baled in June may be toxic for cattle. Hold off on feeding new hay, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. The longer the hay can be stored after baling, the less ...
Publications Date: Jan. 1, 2016
Field crop problems ranging from stunted or abnormal plants to dead or dying plants can pose urgent and difficult questions with economic consequences for producers. This publication describes a systematic approach to help farmers and crop ...
Publications Date: Feb. 1, 2007
The objective of this publication is to identify the differences and similarities between managing municipal wastewater and managing the manure from grow-finish pig systems.There are two defining differences between domestic wastewater treatment and ...
Publications Date: Aug. 1, 2006
Missouri crop producers use a wide range of practices to supply nitrogen to their crops. The timing, rate and method of application, as well as the source of nitrogen and the use of additives, vary widely across the state and often between neighbors. ...
Publications Date: Jan. 1, 2006
Co-authorsPhosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for growth of crops and aquatic vegetation and often needs to be applied to land for optimal crop growth. Land application of P as animal manure, biosolids (sewage sludge), and mineral fertilizer can ...
Publications Date: April 1, 2002
Potassium-deficient rice will have yellow or brown areas on leaf tips and edges.Soil fertility is one of several factors, including light, moisture, weeds, insects, and diseases, that affect crop yield. An important part of crop farming is being able ...
Publications Date: Oct. 1, 2001
The use of stiff-stemmed vegetation as barrier strips in cropland areas vulnerable to erosion is a new conservation practice that can augment more conventional measures designed to reduce soil losses. This publication highlights current strategies ...