Science Night to Focus on Importance of Pollinators
Jefferson Farm and Garden will share information regarding pollinators during educational and scientific event
Written by Logan Jackson · Photography by Logan Jackson · June 11, 2021
Two years ago, Jefferson Farm and Garden invited the Columbia community out to the research center for two nights of scientific discussion and educational opportunities. The series, branded as Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden, allowed University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) faculty the chance to share their expertise with the local community.…
Weeds and Railroads
Plant scientist keeps crossings free of dangerous vegetation
Written by Randy Mertens · October 6, 2014
A plant scientist is controlling weeds at railroad crossing so drivers can better see oncoming trains and avoid collisions.
Name That Weed
New app helps you identify that blotch in your garden
Written by . Story: Curt Woheber · December 19, 2012
A new app can help people easily identify weeds in their field, lawn or garden.
Plant researcher teams with Dow AgroSciences to engineer stronger plants
Written by Steven Adams, MU News Bureau · Photography by Courtesy Audrey Clark, National Center for Soybean Biotechnology · February 7, 2011
Zhanyuan Zhang, a research associate professor of plant sciences and director of the MU Plant Transformation Core facility, partnered with research scientists at Dow AgroSciences to engineer soybean plants that can tolerate an alternative herbicide that may help slow the spread of superweeds, such as tall waterhemp.
Written by Lauren Hughes · Photography by Courtesy Missouri Wine and Grape Board · April 8, 2010
Indulging in a glass of wine seldom conjures images of weeds. For the growing number of Midwestern grape growers cultivating their vineyards, such images come frequently to mind.
Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix
Nix will graduate with a degree in agricultural education
Written by Logan Jackson · December 13, 2022
As a sophomore, Taylor Nix attended CAFNR’s Career Fair hoping to find an internship opportunity that would give her a chance to join a company within the agriculture industry. Nix found immediate success, serving as a practical farm research assistant for Becky’s Hybrids during the summer of 2020. It was her first exposure to research – something that she quickly…