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As Heard on Insight: The Soybean Sleuth

Kristin Bilyeu's research is leading to a healthier soybean

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  Did you miss the first airing of the thirteenth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program…

As Heard on Insight: A Balanced Approach

Crop sensors improve nitrogen application

Sensor-guided nitrogen application can save corn producers money and increase yields.

As Heard on Insight: The Queen of Sweet Wheat

CAFNR wheat breeder considered to be one of the best in her field, gets new line released

Did you miss the first airing of the ninth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. Given Anne McKendry’s status as one of the world’s top wheat breeders, you might think that she uses state-of-the-art equipment to extract the small anthers of the male part of the wheat plant…

Sounding Out

CAFNR grad student, extreme metal musician, approaches his brand of music from an academic standpoint

To some, the sound of extreme metal music might come across like a cacophony of distortion and inaudible guttural vocals. To the ears of Mark Kloeppel, though, it’s a symphony in which he can hear each instrument and discern every throaty lyric. “I can remember very clearly when I was listening to music and I started to be able to…

As Heard on Insight: Protecting the Monarch

Thirteen MU Agricultural Research Centers will plant monarch waystations across Missouri

Did you miss the first airing of the sixth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The monarch butterfly population has seen a steady decline during the past two decades. There are many factors beyond our control, including climate, which negatively impact the monarch population. One way to help, though,…

Getting Their Feet Wet

Inaugural symposium addresses water resources issues

Water resources problems are more complex than ever before, and solutions require innovation and collaboration, said Jason Hubbart, associate professor of forest hydrology. That’s why Hubbart spearheads the Center for Watershed Management and Water Resources at the University of Missouri. The Center’s inaugural symposium will be held Thursday, April 16, from 1-5 p.m. in Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center.

Ag Skills Update

Precision Ag Certificate keeps students and farmers current

A program to train agriculture students and update professionals in precision agriculture will be expanded.

From Pig to Fuel

Anaerobic digester generates energy, reduces odors

A prototype anaerobic digestion system produces biogas from pig manure and reduces odor from swine operations.

Agribusiness Star

CAFNR student entrepreneur recognized by National FFA

Dustin Stanton, an agribusiness major, was named the 2014 American Star in Agribusiness by the National FFA.