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  1. Reseeding toxic fescue takes time but cuts big losses for beef farmers

    • Feb. 21, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Toxin-free fescue gives long-term high gains, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension pasture specialist. He believes novel-endophyte tall fescue deserves first place in every livestock grazing farm. Added value comes... Read more ...

  2. Test in spring for SCN, soybean's silent killer

    • Feb. 21, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Test for soybean cyst nematode (SCN) in the spring before planting, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette. Data from MU researchers shows SCN field populations are becoming more virulent on... Read more ...

  3. Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

    Free farm labor guide helps farmers hire and keep the right workers

    • Feb. 20, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Like farm machinery and methods, hiring farmworkers has changed in recent years, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. MU Extension’s Missouri Farm Labor Guide can help. The guide, available... Read more ...

  4. Researchers use UAVs to track insect dispersal patterns

    • Feb. 20, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a paper to be released soon, researchers tell how they used drones to track migration patterns of pests. “This research will help us quickly determine habitat preference and dispersal patterns for newly detected invasive... Read more ...

  5. Big data tops Missouri Soybean Center Symposium

    • Feb. 19, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Leading scientists will share how big data affects the soybean industry April 10 during the fourth annual Missouri Soybean Center Symposium at the University of Missouri’s Bond Life Sciences Center in Columbia. Shilpa Sood,... Read more ...

  6. High nitrate in hay causes cow deaths

    • Feb. 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – On top of dealing with harsh winter weather in feeding cows, cattle farmers must guard against too much nitrate in poor-quality hay. “Just from cases we’ve confirmed, I know of 150 cows dying in the last month,” says Tim... Read more ...

  7. Details matter when it comes to biosecurity

    • Feb. 18, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Pay attention to details to prevent disease outbreaks in livestock, says Corinne Bromfield, University of Missouri Extension swine veterinarian. She is part of a multi-agency team that will teach free biosecurity workshops across... Read more ...

  8. MU Foremost Dairy recognized by Holstein Association

    MU Foremost Dairy recognized by Holstein Association

    • Feb. 14, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Holstein Association USA recently named the University of Missouri’s Foremost Dairy Research Center as one of the top 10 college/university herds. MU Extension dairy veterinarian Scott Poock said this places Foremost in an elite... Read more ...

  9. Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors recognizes 6 dairy leaders

    Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors recognizes 6 dairy leaders

    • Feb. 13, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors inducted six members Feb. 1 at an awards ceremony at the University of Missouri Animal Science Research Center in Columbia. Joe Horner, MU Extension dairy economist and executive secretary of the... Read more ...

  10. New MU Extension horticulturist shares the 'joys and benefits of gardening'

    New MU Extension horticulturist shares the 'joys and benefits of gardening'

    • Feb. 11, 2019

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – If you’re looking forward to getting back to your garden this spring, or thinking about starting a new garden, Tamra Reall and University of Missouri Extension are here to help. Reall is the new MU Extension horticulture... Read more ...

  11. St. Louis County youth attend National 4-H Youth Summit

    St. Louis County youth attend National 4-H Youth Summit

    • Feb. 11, 2019

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – With increased challenges facing our communities and the agriculture industry, it is essential to design youth-driven programs dedicated to identifying ways to improve health, agriculture and food. Thirteen innovators of... Read more ...

  12. Heart-shaped leaves can add to a Valentine’s Day gift

    Heart-shaped leaves can add to a Valentine’s Day gift

    • Feb. 8, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. –While roses steal the show on Valentine’s Day, many plants produce heart-shaped leaves that can be a part of a bouquet or gift. One of the best known and easiest to grow or buy is the heartleaf philodendron, said University of... Read more ...

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