The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), famous for its Chestnut Festival, will host a Field Day on Saturday, June 30. Two tours will cover more than a dozen topics from raising truffles, nuts and fruits to establishing alley cropping systems and growing biomass in a flood plain.
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An assessment of the regional physical availability of woody biomass as an energy feedstock in the U.S. Northern Region conducted by MU Department of Forestry and US Forest Service researchers is the central article featured in the May issue of the Journal of Forestry. The article highlights the potential of woody biomass to produce power [...]
Class of '93 graduate earns new job at forecasting service
Laura (Eikermann) Furgione, who earned her Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric sciences from Mizzou in 1993, was named the Acting Assistant Administrator for the National Weather Service (NWS) in May.
Crafting a tool to inform fire management
Prescribed fire is growing in popularity as a tool for forest management, but the benefit/cost ratio is hotly contested among natural resource managers. Joe Marschall, research specialist at the Missouri Tree Ring Laboratory, created a tool to quickly and accurately evaluate fire's effects on timber quality in Missouri's oak forests.
To keep up with Indy Car
Randy Miles’ passion for IndyCar racing is well known among his colleagues at CAFNR. “The big day of the Indy 500 race is my personal Christmas,” Miles said with a laugh. The Indiana native has been into IndyCar his whole life. He grew up only about 40 miles west of the track, near Crawfordsville, Indiana. [...]
Simmons selected for Carver Graduate Fellowship
Langston Simmons was selected as the 2012-13 George Washington Carver Graduate Fellowship recipient at the University of Missouri. The fellowship is awarded through CAFNR’s Agriculture Experiment Station to a minority graduate student who most personifies the research and educational efforts Carver was so well-known for. George Washington Carver received acclaim for his accomplishments at Tuskegee [...]