Missouri’s black walnut trees could be in trouble if thousand cankers disease (TCD) moves in from bordering Tennessee.
Thousand cankers disease threatens Missouri walnut trees
Four hundred sixty-two CAFNR and SNR students received diplomas May 18
The commencement for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources was held May 18 in the Hearnes Center. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt was the commencement speaker for the event. The commencement speaker for the MU School of Natural Resources was Roger Still, former Missouri state director of The Nature Conservancy and former Vice President of National Audubon Society. SNR’s ceremony also was held May 18, in Jesse Auditorium.
MU professor receives award for research in breeding and genetics
Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics, was chosen to receive the Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the American Society of Animal Science.
Biochemistry team recognized for mercury research
Judy Wall, professor of biochemistry, and members of her research group including Romain Bridou, postdoctoral fellow, and Steven Smith, graduate student, published an article in the March 15, 2013, issue of Science magazine that describes results of collaboration between the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Wall’s laboratory.
CAFNR student competes for spot on National Wheelchair Basketball Association Team
Carter Arey, parks, recreation and tourism student at MU, was chosen to compete for a spot on the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Team. He will be traveling to Colorado Springs, Co., May 28-June 2, to try out with 27 other athletes. Eighteen athletes will be chosen to play on the team.
Events connect farmers to the latest agricultural science
CAFNR hosts events across the state to ensure farmers are informed with the latest science-based information for their unique soil and climatic conditions.