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…
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Chinese chestnuts show potential as a Missouri orchard crop.
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.
Research at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) could yield new a new crop for Missouri landowners.
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…
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.