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Kevin Bradley Recognized as North Central Weed Science Society Fellow at Annual Meeting

Kevin Bradley, professor in the Division of Plant Sciences, was recognized as a North Central Weed Science Society Fellow at the 2020 NCWSS annual meeting. The virtual meeting was held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. Selection as a Fellow is recognition of substantial contributions to weed science endeavors and service in the north central region of the United States. Bradley’s faculty appointment…

CAFNR Students Earn Awards During North Central Weed Science Society Annual Meeting

A handful of CAFNR students earned honors during the 2020 North Central Weed Science Society Meeting. The virtual meeting was held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. Eric Oseland (PhD candidate; plant, insect and microbial sciences) won first place for his oral presentation and first place for his video presentation in research. Travis Winans (master’s student; plant, insect and microbial sciences)…

Science Night to Focus on Importance of Pollinators

Jefferson Farm and Garden will share information regarding pollinators during educational and scientific event

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

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

A new app can help people easily identify weeds in their field, lawn or garden.

Controlling Superweeds

Plant researcher teams with Dow AgroSciences to engineer stronger plants

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.

‘Weeding Out’ Midwestern Vineyards

Researchers tackle a growing problem to enhance the wine industry

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.

Three CAFNR Researchers Honored by WSSA

Three CAFNR researchers — Haylee Schreier, senior research associate; Mandy Bish, extension specialist; and Kevin Bradley, professor — were recently honored by the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) for their outstanding contributions to the field of weed science. The trio was presented with the Outstanding Paper award during the organization’s 2023 annual meeting. The…

Senior Spotlight: Taylor Nix

Nix will graduate with a degree in agricultural education

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…