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Collegiate Collaboration

At CAFNR's research centers, working with other universities is the norm

At CAFNR’s research centers, working with other universities is the norm.

A Safer Bean

'Healthy' soybeans can replace oils with unsafe trans fats

Researchers at CAFNR have found a way to create soybean oil that has no trans fats.

The 52nd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day

Despite warmer temperatures, large crowds attend Field Day

Although some of the warmer temperatures of the month were forecasted, it didn’t keep the crowds away from the 52nd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. Between the morning’s breakfast, educational tours and an afternoon meal, nearly 1,000 people visited the local research center owned by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources on August 29. Included…

The Root Cause

Team narrows search for parasite that destroys soybean yields

Scientists have identified two – from billions of possibilities – soybean genes that allow a parasite to cause millions of dollars of yield losses each year.

Cotton Goes Wireless

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 fields—providing control of the one…

On Call for the Drought

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 cooled and parts of the…

A Delta Homecoming

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 crops: rice, cotton, soybeans, wheat,…

Black and Gold and Green

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 consistent temperatures for heating and…

Delta Center Renamed to Honor Superintendent T.E. Jake Fisher

Press Release

On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher.

A Field Day and Retirement Party

CAFNR's Delta Center celebrated its 50th Field Day and its long-time supervisor

Update: On Sept. 2, MU Vice Chancellor and Dean Thomas Payne, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, announced the Center would be renamed the T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center to honor the dedication and leadership of retiring superintendent, T.E. “Jake” Fisher. Although Fisher retires at the end of September, his work ethic and leadership will continue to impact…