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As Heard on Insight: Protecting the Monarch

Thirteen MU Agricultural Research Centers will plant monarch waystations across Missouri

Did you miss the first airing of the sixth installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. The monarch butterfly population has seen a steady decline during the past two decades. There are many factors beyond our control, including climate, which negatively impact the monarch population. One way to help, though,…

Growing Agriculture

Agriculture Education Days provide students with vast amounts of information

September and October are plenty busy for the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Centers. Along with the everyday research that takes place at each Center, there were Field Days to be hosted and crops readied for harvest. Mixed in with that busyness are Agriculture Education Days. These days are designed to give high…

Improving Farm Productivity

Wurdack Research Center Field Day covers numerous agricultural topics

COOK STATION, MO. – Guests heard presentations on a variety of agricultural topics during the annual Wurdack Research Center Field Day on Friday, Oct. 2. More than 60 farmers and producers attended the event. “I’ve hoped we could raise the attendance, but for the past several years we’ve been relatively consistent with 60 to 70 producers,” Superintendent Dusty Walter said.…

‘Super’ Alumni

Q and A with CAFNR's Research Center Superintendents/Directors who are Mizzou alums

From insects to cattle, from cotton to soybeans – the University of Missouri has Agricultural Research Centers across the state studying all areas of agriculture. Of those research centers, which are spread throughout the state, eight have superintendents or directors who earned degrees from the University of Missouri. Those degrees range from Agronomy to Plant Sciences. “By having superintendents from…

Fielding Your Questions

Agricultural Research Center Field Days are opportunity to learn about a variety of CAFNR research

Throughout the year, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources researchers are busy performing studies, collecting data, making recommendations and much more, all to help farmers across the state. Most of the studies occur far from the Columbia campus, in small towns at every corner of Missouri. This regionally relevant research will be on display for the public in…

Back to the Lab

Revitalized MU Soil Characterization Lab will find new home in CAFNR

Once housed in the MU College of Engineering, ownership of the MU Soil Characterization Lab is transferring to CAFNR. Lab space is being renovated at the college’s South Farm Research Center, located just minutes from the campus in Columbia to better serve its clients.

A Trip to Dixie

Ag Research Center superintendents visit universities in Mississippi for annual meeting

Each year superintendents at CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group visited research centers operated by University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

Approved for Take Off

Wurdack gets authorization from FAA for drone research

With being granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Wurdack Research Center has become one of a few locations in the country approved to fly UAS for research.

The Science of a Soil Test

MU Soil Labs help find out what is happening in your soil to help produce profitable crops

One way to start planning for next year’s growing season is to get a soil test and MU’s Soil Fertility Labs are there to help. A soil test is like taking an inventory of nutrients available to plants — which area is too high, too low or just right. While plant growth and prior yields may offer clues to nutrient availability, a producer won’t precisely know until they test their soil.

What’s Best for Producers

Wurdack Field Day to feature novel fescue trials and educational talks for landowners

Results of the new novel endophyte fescue field trials and other educational presentations will be the highlight of the Wurdack Field Day on Oct. 3. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and free tours will run till noon and a complimentary lunch will be served.