To Conserve Water, Look to Drip

To Conserve Water, Look to Drip

Greenley Field Day will feature demo of drip irrigation system for soybeans

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.

Wetlands Are Just Ducky

Wetlands Are Just Ducky

First satellite tracking reveals mallards using conservation lands

Mallard ducks monitored with satellite tracking extensively used public and private wetland conservation areas.

Taking the Reins

Taking the Reins

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

Listening for Danger

Listening for Danger

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.

Managing the Most Precious Resource

Managing the Most Precious Resource

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.

Corn and Climate

Corn and Climate

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.