Modern farming techniques have erased much of the habitat of the once-abundant northern bobwhite quail, but on Hobson's farm and others like it, the quail population is going up-without dragging profits down.
CAFNR researchers study the effects of drought by making their own
Researchers in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) recently received a $1,558,125 grant to construct drought simulators that enable the scientists to study how reduced water availability affects plants and crop productivity.
Coursework podcasted with automation
Most educators agree that making coursework available to students through podcasting improves learning. The problem is that instructors must devote significant work time in creating the audio files, videos and other instructional materials to be shared.
Sweet sorghum is great for moonshine and might be a promising Missouri-made biofuel
The corn-like grass, which can grow to 12 feet, shows promise as a source of ethanol, said Gene Stevens, MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources extension associate professor. He is evaluating initial research results on ways to genetically adapt a plant that is not normally productive in Missouri to create something that could serve as a homegrown source of alternative fuel.
CAFNR surpasses fund-raising goal for the For All We Call Mizzou Campaign
CAFNR exceeded the $60 million goal by $594,981. The college raised approximately $18.1 million through alumni donations; $12 million from friends of the college; $29 million from corporations, foundations and organizations; and $1.4 million from CAFNR faculty, staff and retirees.