Chinese chestnuts show potential as a Missouri orchard crop.
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Research at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) could yield new a new crop for Missouri landowners.
Dusty Walter tapped as the natural resources manager for CAFNR’s research center network and superintendent of the Hugo Wurdack Research Center. The Columbia, Mo. native brings creative approaches to integrating agriculture and forestry.
Timber is usually taxed as a long-term capital gain, so landowners can subtract their cost basis when figuring tax liability. But if landowners don’t have this basis, they have to pay tax on the full amount of the sale.
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.
The 2011 Field Day season concluded at Wurdack Research Center, Crawford County, with presentations on silvopasture, how to improve forage quality, and deal with changes in the cattle market. Attendees also saw the dedication of the Munson Education Building.