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Who’ll Report the Rain?

Volunteer-driven CoCoRaHS includes daily precipitation reports

A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at www.cocorahs.org. The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.

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.

A Nutty Pest

Black walnut curculio leads to crop loss

The black walnut curculio is a small insect that can have a big impact on black walnut crops. Trees infested with black walnut curculio can lose anywhere from a third to half of their nuts, says University of Missouri Extension state fruit specialist Michele Warmund. “Black walnut curculio overwinters in leaf litter or upper part of the soil,” Warmund says.…

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.

To the Trees

Chestnuts can be a lucrative crop for family farms

Missouri river hills would look beautiful lined with chestnut trees and they’d turn a pretty profit.

On the Watch for Pierce’s Disease

Nationally known viticulturists to share plans to stop spread of grape disease

A growing concern for researchers at GWI is the possibility of Pierce’s Disease in Missouri. An update on the potential of the disease in Missouri, diagnosis symptoms and ways to properly manage a vineyard for disease prevention will be presented in Columbia on May 6 by nationally known experts at the Missouri Pierce’s Disease Workshop: Evaluating and Mitigating Risk workshop.

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 Voice for Forestry in DC

MU's Shibu Jose appointed to Forestry Research Advisory Council

Shibu Jose, director of The Center for Agroforestry and H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor, was recently appointed to the Forestry Research Advisory Council.

Runoff Remediation

MU research to help improve conditions in the Dead Zone

Over the next nine years the Center for Agroforestry at the School of Natural Resources will be analyzing runoff water from a dozen farms in Missouri.

Tree Trouble

Thousand cankers disease threatens Missouri walnut trees

Missouri’s black walnut trees could be in trouble if thousand cankers disease (TCD) moves in from bordering Tennessee.