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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.

Pining for Economic Opportunity

Pine straw can be great mulch and boost for Missouri landowners

Research at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) could yield new a new crop for Missouri landowners.

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…

Fueling the future

The Center for Agroforestry helps a biobased economy take root in the Midwest

Shibu Jose, director of MU’s Center for Agroforestry, envisions a 10-state biomass corridor that could fuel economic growth, power vehicles and jet planes and provide valuable ecosystem services throughout the region.