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Cooler Temperatures Expected This Winter

Expected snowfall between 15 and 20 inches

Temperatures have started to cool and coats and sweatshirts have been pulled out of the closets. Tony Lupo, University of Missouri professor of atmospheric science, said those coats could get a lot of use this winter, as it could be a tad cooler than the average. “I’m thinking it’s going to be a little colder than normal,” Lupo said. “This…

Commanding Respect

Those who knew Miss Hortense Greenley reflect on her humbleness

The same words continually come up when those who knew Grace Hortense Greenley reflect on her life. Humble. Fair. Honest. Wonderful. Miss Greenley served students for the majority of her life as a teacher and principal. She earned a reputation as a hardnosed, strict disciplinarian. A hidden sense of humor could be found underneath the tough exterior, though. “When she…

FDA Changes Coming for Livestock Owners

New changes go into effect on Jan. 1

Livestock owners across Missouri are encouraged to be prepared for the upcoming Food and Drug Administration changes to antibiotics that will go into effect on Jan. 1. Craig Payne, director of veterinary medical extension at the University of Missouri, said there are two main changes. The first deals with medically-important feed grade or water soluble antibiotics that have a claim…

A Perfect Day for Presentations

More than 300 attend Greenley Research Center Field Day

The wagon tours were packed throughout the morning as more than 300 attendees enjoyed presentations and discussions during the 39th annual Greenley Research Center Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Attendees were able to take part in three tours – pest management, agronomy and beef. “The turnout and the weather were both really good,” Greenley Superintendent Dana Harder said. “The…

An Unusual Month

Hot and dry conditions have been prevalent throughout June

Tony Lupo, a University of Missouri professor of atmospheric sciences, had one word to describe the rather hot and dry month of June: unusual. “When you have a strong El Niño like we did this winter, the summers are hot and dry,” Lupo said. “That heat is usually upfront, in the months of June and July.” Lupo said his team…

Advocating for Pollinators

CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers focused on aiding pollinators

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers continue to be advocates for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Thirteen Research Centers planted monarch waystations, beginning in late January. The waystations include milkweed and other nectar sources that benefit all pollinators. “By establishing a diverse habitat we’re helping the monarch population – and we’re also…

Diving Deep Into Research

CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers showcase various research during Field Days

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Agricultural Research Centers are spread throughout the state and conduct research on everything from corn to shrimp. The Research Centers represent the uniqueness of agriculture in Missouri. With fertile soil, the Fisher Delta Research Center, located in the Bootheel region, studies rice and cotton. In the northwest part of…

The Potential of Pennycress

Greenley Research Center seeing positives with pennycress

The United States Department of Agriculture approached Western Illinois University’s Win Phippen in 2009 with a simple bottle of seeds. The USDA thought those seeds had some big potential. The seeds were field pennycress. Phippen, a professor of plant breeding and genetics, has been studying the crop ever since. WIU created a plant breeding program specifically for pennycress in 2009.…

As Heard on Insight: Keeping Nutrients in the Field

Greenley Research Center uses drainage water management to generate and regulate water on fields

Did you miss the first airing of the seventh installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. For years, producers have looked for ways to manage the water on their fields. The Greenley Research Center near Novelty, Mo., has turned to drainage water management in an effort to generate and regulate…

A Challenge Awaits

Tim Reinbott named Director of Field Operations for MOAES

Tim Reinbott has always loved a challenge. His newest one begins in January. Reinbott, the superintendent at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, Mo., will move into a new role at the beginning of the New Year. He will replace John Poehlmann as the Director of Field Operations for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources…