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A New Tool for Agriculture

CAFNR iPhone app connects users to Mizzou

The new CAFNR smart phone app features stories, highlights events, showcases CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Centers and provides users a way to easily connect to the college’s social media accounts.

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Field Days

Events are a chance to learn from researchers at your local research center

Although the University of Missouri is commonly known for instruction at the campus in Columbia, the MU outreach goes beyond the classroom — it stretches to every corner of Missouri.

The Info Farmers Need

Horizon Point brings weather data through email alerts

Weather is all farmers think about during the spring planting season. From monitoring if and when it will rain to if it is even the right time to plant, a decision that is very critical and often must be made in a matter of a few hours. Horizon Point from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

Planting Progress

Corn planting on target; 26 percent of crop sowed

With 26 percent of the Missouri corn crop planted, farmers are right on target.

Specialized Software

New application helps farmers manage nutrients

University of Missouri Extension has released a new Web-based application to help farmers manage soil nutrient needs on farms.

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…