Missouri corn growers chomping at the bit to plant should practice patience to prevent harm to their plants’ root systems. University of Missouri Extension cereal crops specialist Brent Myers and CAFNR agronomy specialist Bill Wiebold advise growers not to plant too soon when soils begin to dry. Planting and other traffic will compact wet soil. [...]
Planting corn in wet soil can damage root systems
Sanborn Field helped develop an antibiotic from the ground up
People drive by Sanborn Field east of campus and don’t give it a second look. At best, it looks like an empty lot – something where a new residence hall could be built someday. It’s proven to be much too valuable for that. For almost a century and a quarter, the farm plots at Sanborn [...]
Bradford Research Center set to host two events for Missouri producers
Media Release COLUMBIA, Mo. – Want to boost yields, improve control of weeds and insects, maintain soil health and see the latest agricultural products and research? Bradford Research Center, near Columbia, Mo. is hosting two events July 12 where attendees can find answers to those questions, connect to experts, explore field trials and see the [...]
Climate conditions not quite the same as 2007
The Central Plains may be spared a repeat of the historic April 4-10, 2007 cold wave that disrupted agricultural production, says a University of Missouri climate researcher. Millions of dollars in crop loss hit orchards, hay fields and newly sprouted corn.
Cash strapped consumers are eating less meat
Tighter household budgets, higher grocery prices, fewer animals on the market and more meat going to foreign countries are causing the average U.S. consumer to eat less meat and poultry, according to a University of Missouri professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics.