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  1. Cold, dry conditions delay planting and forage growth

    • April 25, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension agronomists voiced concern during a teleconference that cool, dry conditions are causing delayed planting and slow forage growth statewide. MU Extension climatologist Pat Guinan reported... Continue reading this description

  2. June 5 bus tour to visit KC-area farms growing produce in high tunnels

    • April 25, 2018

    OLATHE, Kan. – Until recently, Midwest farmers who grow fresh fruits and vegetables were limited to a relatively short growing season. However, increasing use of high tunnels, also called hoop houses, means farmers can extend their growing season.... Continue reading this description

  3. Pills, powders can't replace training and diet for young athletes

    • April 25, 2018

    Young athletes, eager to be a starting player or earn a scholarship, may be tempted to follow the lead of pros and use performance enhancers to gain a competitive edge. Dale Brigham, University of Missouri nutrition and fitness specialist, said high... Continue reading this description

  4. Middle school youth explore nontraditional careers at MU

    Middle school youth explore nontraditional careers at MU

    • April 25, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 70 middle school students became Mizzou Tigers for a day at a nontraditional career exploration event sponsored by University of Missouri campus partners and Commerce Bank on Wednesday, April 4. Students extracted DNA... Continue reading this description

  5. Show-Me-Select heifers average $1,555 in first spring sale at Farmington

    • April 23, 2018

    FARMINGTON, Mo. – In the first sale of the year, April 20, the 150 Show-Me-Select replacement heifers averaged $1,555 per head. The bred heifers will calve this fall. The Farmington Livestock Auction is the newest in a statewide network of... Continue reading this description

  6. Uncommon mite shows up in SW Missouri wheat fields

    Uncommon mite shows up in SW Missouri wheat fields

    • April 20, 2018

    LAMAR, Mo. – An unusual pest—winter grain mite—has appeared in southwestern Missouri wheat fields. “I was scouting wheat fields and saw a small black insect with red legs and thought it was a nest of spiders at first,” said University of... Continue reading this description

  7. First MU Master Pollinator Steward classes begin in May

    • April 18, 2018

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first series of University of Missouri Extension Master Pollinator Steward classes begins mid-May in Jefferson City. Pollinators play a crucial role in the production of fruits, vegetables, honey and field crops, said MU... Continue reading this description

  8. Tax refund advice: Save some, spend some

    • April 16, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Income tax refunds are ready to roll out. You might want to hold on to some of that cash. Refunds are wages you earn throughout the year and should be thought of as hard-earned money rather than found money, says Andrew Zumwalt,... Continue reading this description

  9. Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame inducts George Washington Carver

    Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame inducts George Washington Carver

    • April 13, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri native George Washington Carver was named the second member of the Missouri Soybean Center Hall of Fame during the third annual Soybean Symposium in April. “We can be proud that Missouri produced this great person. He... Continue reading this description

  10. Don't let April snow showers dull May flowers

    • April 12, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. “Growers who plant early risk crop damage or loss to... Continue reading this description

  11. Cold start to April delays crops

    Cold start to April delays crops

    • April 11, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – April’s cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners. The persistent cold “was nothing short of amazing,” said University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan. Many... Continue reading this description

  12. Teach kids about mowing the lawn safely

    • April 11, 2018

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Lawn mowing is often one of the first jobs young people have. It is also one of the most dangerous spring activities, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. U.S. hospital emergency... Continue reading this description

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