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Highlighting Different Agricultural Topics

The Graves-Chapple Research Center field day set for Aug. 24

The Graves-Chapple Research Center is set to host an in-person field day this year, on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The free event will include breakfast, lunch and a variety of agricultural topics. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the first tour leaving at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served around noon. “We are incredibly excited to host an in-person…

Studying Variable Rate Technology

Earl Vories has been researching variable rate irrigation in cotton fields at the Fisher Delta Research Center

The soils in southeast Missouri, including those at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo., allow for a wide variety of research studies and field trials. Soil variability in that part of the state creates opportunities for researchers to better understand the uniqueness of those soils and how best to manage them. Along with soil variability, southeast Missouri also…

A SNAPSHOT of Wildlife Patterns Nationwide

University of Missouri researchers contribute to nationwide study, by setting camera traps at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) 

Wildlife behavioral patterns have been tracked by researchers across the United States for years. While many individual research studies have been done on this topic, a snapshot of the United States as whole, has not. Summer LaRose, research wildlife biologist at the University of Missouri (MU) in College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), participated in a nationwide study…

Building Missouri’s Economic Impact

Thompson's feedlot allows specialists the opportunity to feed and keep cattle in the state

Beef cattle research was introduced at the Thompson Research Center, located in Spickard, Mo., in 1963, and since that time the site has served as an important research location that emphasizes premium cattle genetics. Thompson, part of the University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Experiment Station, is continuing to build on that prestigious…

Science Night to Focus on Importance of Pollinators

Jefferson Farm and Garden will share information regarding pollinators during educational and scientific event

Two years ago, Jefferson Farm and Garden invited the Columbia community out to the research center for two nights of scientific discussion and educational opportunities. The series, branded as Science Night at Jefferson Farm and Garden, allowed University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) faculty the chance to share their expertise with the local community.…

Cheryl Recker Earns Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award — Technical/Paraprofessional

The Mizzou Staff Advisory Council honored 10 Outstanding Staff Awards recipients and those celebrating 40 years or more of service to Mizzou with a virtual celebration recently. The finalists and winners of the Outstanding Staff Awards were nominated by their peers for their exemplary service and dedication to Mizzou. Cheryl Recker, a senior research and lab technician at the Horticulture…

A Different Perspective

CAFNR researchers use UAV imagery and artificial intelligence to improve soybean breeding

High yield potential is often the top trait crop breeders look at, as higher yielding crops can lead to more money in a producer’s pocket. Researchers in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) conduct a variety of trait-related trials through various breeding programs. The Precision and Automated Agriculture Lab (PAAL) in the CAFNR Division…

Pengyin Chen Honored with American Soybean Association Pinnacle Award

Pengyin Chen, who holds the David M. Haggard Endowed Professorship in Soybean Breeding at the Fisher Delta Research Center, recently received the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) Pinnacle Award, the ASA’s highest honor. Chen was honored during the ASA Awards Program virtual broadcast on Tuesday, March 16. The Pinnacle Award provides industry-wide recognition of individuals who have demonstrated lifetime contribution and…

Cheryl Recker Receives CAFNR Above & Beyond Award

Cheryl Recker, senior research and lab technician at Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center, was the January 2021 recipient of the Above and Beyond Award from CAFNR Staff Advisory Council. This award recognizes staff who have gone the extra mile in their jobs. She was nominated by Sarah Lovell, associate professor, School of Natural…

A Focus on Community Health and Resilient Food Systems

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 28-30

The annual Agroforestry Symposium returns in 2021 with a focus on community health and resilient food systems. The symposium, led by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Center for Agroforestry, will be completely virtual this year – and free of charge. This is the 12th year of the event and registration is currently open.…