CAFNR hosts events across the state to ensure farmers are informed with the latest science-based information for their unique soil and climatic conditions.
Tag: T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center
Events connect farmers to the latest agricultural science
MU researcher investigates wireless sensors for cotton irrigation
In agriculture, timing is critical. Often, it rests in the hands of Mother Nature, whether it’s rain that falls shortly after sowing seeds, or a chance dry period just before harvest. Joe Henggeler, irrigation scientist at Fisher Delta Research Center, is investigating wireless technology to inform farmers of the optimum time to irrigate their cotton [...]
CAFNR experts work to alleviate drought effects, help farmers prepare for next season
The drought and its effects on agriculture have been at the forefront of public discussion this season. In July, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack declared all of Missouri’s 114 counties primary natural disaster areas. Some parts of the state have experienced the hottest temperatures and driest conditions in the last 118 years. While temperatures have [...]
Trent Haggard returns to his roots to take the helm at the T.E. "Jake" Fisher Delta Research Center
Trent Haggard is coming home to the Bootheel. On July 16, he’ll report to work as the new director of the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo. Haggard grew up on his family’s farm in Pemiscot County, Mo., where he was involved in all aspects of the 3,200-acre operation growing core Bootheel [...]
Research Centers across Missouri will host workshops and Field Days throughout the year to bring the latest technologies, techniques and tools to Missouri's agricultural producers. From creating quail habitat to installing subirrigation to improve yields, CAFNR's researchers will showcase the breadth and depth of the 17 unique research centers that compose the Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station.
Research centers improve efficiency in research and practice
From turning today’s tuna salad into tomorrow’s tomatoes, and improving water quality and conservation through advanced irrigation and drainage techniques, CAFNR’s 17 research centers are improving production efficiency, reducing costs and inputs and working to conserve natural resources. Sometimes the solutions involve working with what nature provides, such as capturing ground source air to maintain [...]