Weather and climate
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- Published: Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The free online Missouri Frost/Freeze Probabilities Guide helps farmers and gardeners make planting decisions. University of Missouri Extension integrated pest management specialists created the website at ...
- Published: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Most of Missouri remains in a drought, according to a map released Feb. 8 by the National Drought Mitigation Center. The drought affects livestock farmers facing dwindling hay reserves. Row crop farmers are eyeing the situation ...
- Published: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Unwanted icicles hanging from the roof overhang are a warning sign of ice dams, which can inflict considerable interior and exterior damage to your home. According to Bob Schultheis, University of Missouri Extension natural ...
Publications Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
The number of days available to complete land-based agricultural activities influences decisions about inputs, such as variety/hybrid planted and pesticide used, and machinery. The limited fieldwork days available for completing crucial tasks — ...
Publications Date: Monday, Oct. 1, 2007
One of the more difficult decisions for farm managers is determining the appropriate machinery performance level to match the workload. The vagaries of weather, the narrow window of time to complete critical fieldwork, and the relatively high capital ...
Publications Date: Friday, Oct. 1, 1993
The impact of weather and climate on Missouri agriculture and farm planning or decision making is sometimes subtle, other times pronounced and obvious. This publication focuses on the weather patterns that are responsible for the major episodes ...
Publications Date: Friday, Apr. 1, 2016
Editor's noteThe following abstract describes a publication only available as a downloadable PDF. Please see the link to the PDF file on this page. The maps and charts contained in this publication are also available on the Missouri Frost/Freeze ...
An exchange for fire science information. The consortium aims to increase the availability and consideration of credible fire science information to those making land management decisions.