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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.

Agroforestry Academy Wins National Award

An innovative program designed to train the next generation of agroforestry practitioners earned a national award from the USDA. The project, titled Increasing Agroforestry Adoption and Networking in the Midwest through Targeted Professional Development was named the 2012 Paula Ford Professional Development Program Proposal of the Year. The North Central region selects the project that best exemplifies Ford’s contributions and…

Hot 2012

MU climatologist: last year was warmest since 1895

2012 is the warmest year on record in Missouri since 1895 when climatologists began recording temperatures.

Vines and Wines

Symposium unites research community to improve Missouri's grape and wine industries

From tales of bold undergraduates who siphoned wine from the basement of Mizzou’s original academic hall while curators met above, to exploring the genetic potential of Missouri’s wild grapes, the second annual Grape and Wine Symposium covered the rich history and recently rediscovered potential of the wine industry in Missouri. The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR) Grape…

A Nutty Opportunity

Chinese chestnuts are a budding opportunity for Missouri landowners

Chinese chestnuts show potential as a Missouri orchard crop.

Horticulture and Agroforestry Field Day Set for June 30

The Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC), famous for its Chestnut Festival, will host a Field Day on Saturday, June 30. Two tours will cover more than a dozen topics from raising truffles, nuts and fruits to establishing alley cropping systems and growing biomass in a flood plain.