Recent weeks of scorching summer heat have triggered endless talk about how hot it is. But what’s causing the 100 degree-plus temperatures and why are they lasting so long? It’s a massive heat dome that has grown over the central third of the nation, said Tony Lupo, chair of the Department of Soil, Environmental and Atmospheric Science at the […]
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It's not the heat, it's the heat dome
Chinese chestnuts are a budding opportunity for Missouri landowners
Chinese chestnuts show potential as a Missouri orchard crop.
Bradford Research Center offers two workshops to help producers manage pests, control weeds, boost yields, improve soil health and apply the latest research-backed solutions to challenges farmers face in their fields.
Trials underway to find out if inoculated soybeans are worth extra cost
One year after the Missouri River flooded Northwest Missouri, researchers at the Graves-Chapple Research Center are turning post-flood conditions into an opportunity to examine growing conditions.
Atmospheric scientists analyze two warmest months on record
Two months in Midwest history – March 2012 and December 1889 – stand out as the warmest winter months in more than a century of weather records. A team of University of Missouri scientists determined why these months, separated by 123 years, were so exceptional.
Tony Thorpe organizes a fleet of volunteers
What’s better than canoeing on a stream with your friends? Doing it for a living and helping to maintain Missouri’s water quality. Tony Thorpe is the coordinator of the Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program. This effort, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, leads hundreds of volunteers who sample water from various lakes across the state. The work […]