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  1. 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 ...

  2. MU Extension welcomes ERS and NIFA move to Midwest

    • June 13, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension extends a warm welcome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) following today’s announcement that... Read more ...

  3. How to handle food after a flood

    • June 13, 2019

    Floodwater can be toxic, so precautions need to be taken to prevent illness. There are special ways of handling cooking utensils like pots and pans as well as food that have been exposed to flood waters. According to the Food Safety and Inspection... Read more ...

  4. Keep your food safe during a power outage

    • June 13, 2019

    When the electricity goes off, one important thing to know is how to save as much food as possible. The first key, according to Tammy Roberts, a University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist, is to keep the doors of the refrigerator and... Read more ...

  5. MU Extension offers online flood resources for crop farmers

    • June 12, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension agronomists and economists have created a one-stop shop of online resources for crop farmers coping with flooding and persistent rains. Weeks of flooding and heavy rains have prevented planting of... Read more ...

  6. Make the most of late-planted soybean with narrow rows, fungicide treatments

    Make the most of late-planted soybean with narrow rows, fungicide treatments

    • June 12, 2019

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Several management practices may add a little extra yield to late-planted soybean, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Record-breaking wet weather set back soybean planting greatly in May.... Read more ...

  7. Top 10 questions about forages after the 2019 flood

    • June 10, 2019

    download this article The flood of 2019 has created problems for cattle forages, such as leaching from rain, digestibility, ergot poisoning and damage to soils. This FAQ address top cattle farmer concerns. Show/Hide Alfalfa has not been cut for hay... Read more ...

  8. Make the most from late-planted soybean

    • June 10, 2019

    download this article Soybean planted in Missouri has been greatly delayed because of record-breaking wet weather in May. Average yield for soybean planted in the third week of June is at least 25% less than when soybean is planted in early May.... Read more ...

  9. What about nitrogen for a corn crop? Still there?

    • June 10, 2019

    download this article It’s been wet over the whole state of Missouri. Since October, really, but especially in May. This has affected a lot of people. Flooded river bottoms, bridges closed, eroded fields, corn planted and then rotted or drowned,... Read more ...

  10. Poor corn stands and crop insurance provisions

    • June 10, 2019

    download this article Farmers with cornfields suffering from a poor stand may consider destroying the existing stand and replanting corn or planting a second crop, such as soybeans. Insurance provisions are an important part of the decision to... Read more ...

  11. Possible alternative crops for late planting situations in Missouri

    • June 10, 2019

    download this article Unusually wet weather in Missouri during 2019 has created a situation where some farmers are looking for crops that can be planted later than corn or soybeans. Of course, in many parts of the state, soybeans are a reasonable... Read more ...

  12. Considerations for using cover crops on prevent plant acres and/or following flood situations

    • June 7, 2019

    download this article Introduction Cover crops are increasingly being used as a crop management tool to protect and improve soils, as well as achieving other farm goals. Research and farmer experience have shown cover crops to be effective in... Read more ...

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