At Greenley Research Center’s free Field Day starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 5, a demonstration on the installation of a drip irrigation system will be featured in addition to educational talks on three separate tours that will cover beef production, row crops and pest management.
Greenley Field Day will feature demo of drip irrigation system for soybeans
First satellite tracking reveals mallards using conservation lands
Mallard ducks monitored with satellite tracking extensively used public and private wetland conservation areas.
David Cope starts as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center in Mount Vernon
Growing up on a farm outside of Wheelerville in southwest Missouri’s Barry County, David helped with the family’s cattle operation and became enamored with agriculture. He raised cattle through FFA projects, studied agribusiness in college and worked with producers across the Show-Me State through MFA, Inc. Now he will help spread his devotion to agriculture as superintendent of the Southwest Research Center. David starts work July 7 at the center in Mount Vernon
Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insects' chewing
In a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis, MU researchers have determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.
Workshops help producers with soil health management practices
What actually is going on in the ground below your feet when management practices happen? Questions like this will be one of many answered in the Keys to Soil Health Advanced Workshops held throughout the state in July and August.
Better Missouri crop yields, courtesy of the equatorial Pacific
Ocean temperatures in the tropical Pacific are warming and that’s good news for future corn yields in Missouri.