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  1. Late-planted crops face insect damage

    • July 19, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Late planting puts Missouri crops at risk of insect infestation this year, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice. He gave growers tips on what to look for at a recent field day at Bradford Research Center in... Read more ...

  2. Specialist offers tips for planting soybean as cover crops

    • July 19, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soybean makes an excellent choice as a cover crop this year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Floods and heavy precipitation kept farmers from planting many Missouri acres in corn and soybean... Read more ...

  3. Major land uses

    • July 19, 2019

    Excerpted from the Environmental Impact of Missouri Crop Production report. Missouri has 44 million acres of land, 64 percent of which is listed as agricultural land. Taking the long view of land use clarifies the impact of agriculture on the... Read more ...

  4. For added fall fescue growth hold off nitrogen until August

    • July 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management. With growing concern about lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year. Fescue grows in two distinct... Read more ...

  5. Beat the heat from farm to fair with these tips

    • July 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fair season and heat put three key groups at risk of heat stroke: livestock, their owners and spectators. Timing and flexibility are critical when transporting animals to and from the fair, says Daniel Mallory, University of... Read more ...

  6. Heatstroke can kill quickly in hot cars

    • July 16, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When the news has another tragic story about a child accidentally left in a hot car, parents might believe they could never make a mistake like that. “It’s not just negligent parents or indifferent caregivers. When juggling the... Read more ...

  7. Community Development Society, founded at MU, celebrates 50 years

    Community Development Society, founded at MU, celebrates 50 years

    • July 15, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Quilting is a perfect metaphor for community development, says Mary Leuci, director of engaged scholarship with the University of Missouri Office of Extension and Engagement. “Organizations, communities, individuals — each with... Read more ...

  8. Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

    Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

    • July 10, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry... Read more ...

  9. Robinson’s Cleaners – Columbia, MO

    • July 10, 2019

    Many entrepreneurs find that government contracting is an excellent way to ensure that their small business grows. But for Kit Price, co-owner of Robinson’s Cleaners in Columbia, Missouri, government contracting goes beyond expanding her company.... Read more ...

  10. On Target Solutions, Inc. – Belton, MO

    • July 10, 2019

    Many business owners agree that government contracting is very different from the other markets that small businesses pursue. Even individuals who have experience with different aspects of contracting find that becoming a federal contractor can be... Read more ...

  11. Clover Classic raises $48,000 for Missouri 4-H

    Clover Classic raises $48,000 for Missouri 4-H

    • July 10, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Golfers once again teed off in support of Missouri 4-H youth June 4 at the 10th annual Clover Classic Golf Tournament in Columbia. The event raised $48,000 for University of Missouri Extension’s 4-H Center for Youth Development.... Read more ...

  12. Foundation for the future

    Foundation for the future

    • July 9, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Madelyn Derks plans to use the public speaking and communications skills she first honed in 4-H to advocate for farmers everywhere. Derks is the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s summer intern, helping with alumni outreach,... Read more ...

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