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.…
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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.
Missouri river hills would look beautiful lined with chestnut trees and they’d turn a pretty profit.
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.
At CAFNR’s research centers, working with other universities is the norm.
Shibu Jose, director of The Center for Agroforestry and H.E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor, was recently appointed to the Forestry Research Advisory Council.
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.
Missouri’s black walnut trees could be in trouble if thousand cankers disease (TCD) moves in from bordering Tennessee.
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…
2012 is the warmest year on record in Missouri since 1895 when climatologists began recording temperatures.