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  1. Flooding unlikely to affect Japanese beetle populations

    Flooding unlikely to affect Japanese beetle populations

    • June 24, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Even long-lasting floodwaters have little effect on invasive Japanese beetles that have begun to emerge in central Missouri, says Kevin Rice, University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist. History shows that the beetles... Read more ...

  2. Startup sale, May 2020 in Vienna, now enrolling Show-Me-Select heifers

    • June 21, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Beef producers in central Missouri organized a startup sale of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers for the spring of 2020. The sale will be in Vienna, Mo., at South Central Regional Stockyards. The sale markets heifers produced by... Read more ...

  3. Use of cover crops for prevented planting

    • June 19, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers considering “prevent plant” crop insurance payments face decisions on what to do with unplanted fields, says Rob Myers, a University of Missouri Extension agronomist. Many farmers will file for “prevent plant” crop... Read more ...

  4. Inspect tower silos while empty

    Inspect tower silos while empty

    • June 19, 2019

    MONETT, Mo. – Many dairy producers are starting the silage season with empty silos this summer, says Reagan Bluel, dairy specialist for University of Missouri Extension. That presents a good opportunity to inspect those silos for problems.... Read more ...

  5. MU soybean specialist: Crop growers get 'triple whammy'

    MU soybean specialist: Crop growers get 'triple whammy'

    • June 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold often touts soybean as an amazing, resilient crop. This could be a year when Mother Nature tests its resilience. Wiebold says Missouri farmers got a triple whammy of... Read more ...

  6. Extension specialist urges patience on roadways after floods

    Extension specialist urges patience on roadways after floods

    • June 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Motorists should exercise patience and caution as they travel rural roadways this summer, urges Jim Humphrey, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist based in Andrew County. In areas hit by historic flooding this... Read more ...

  7. Spring weather affects topics at July 9 MU pest field day

    • June 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers fighting pests in crop fields face new problems this year. The wet and late growing season, with some crops still not planted, changes proven times and ways of pest control. New methods will be told July 9 at Pest... Read more ...

  8. First steps home after a flood

    • June 17, 2019

    As floodwaters recede and you’re allowed back into your home or business to assess the damage, take lots of pictures of the building and its contents to document damages for insurance claims. Watch for electrical dangers and report downed power... Read more ...

  9. Flooding in the vegetable garden

    • June 17, 2019

    If floodwaters have covered your garden, consider the produce unsafe for humans or animals to eat. If floodwaters have contacted the edible portion of a crop, it is illegal to sell. If they have been touched by floodwaters, discard leafy vegetables,... Read more ...

  10. Removing water from flooded basements

    • June 17, 2019

    Before you enter a flooded basement, take the following steps: Turn off electricity and gas. Check outside basement walls for possible cave-ins, evidence of structural damage or other hazards. Open doors and windows. If you need to pump water out of... Read more ...

  11. Inspect buildings and look for fire hazards

    • June 17, 2019

    Once an area has been cleared for you to return, stay out of any buildings where floodwaters remain. Avoid using candles or open flames. Instead, use battery-powered lanterns or flashlights to reduce fire hazards. Before entering, examine walls,... Read more ...

  12. Saving food after a power outage

    • June 14, 2019

    Those of us in the Midwest know that spring storms can bring power outages. When freezers and refrigerators are off for several hours, whether it’s due to a storm or an accident, the food safety rules about what to keep or toss are the same. Susan... Read more ...

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