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MU plant diagnostic clinic helps Amish producers in Clark, Missouri

On Friday mornings at the Clark Produce Auction, University of Missouri Agriculture and Environment Extension agronomist Dhruba Dhakal sets up a table, plant posters and an MU Extension sign. MU Extension’s objective is to serve all Missourians with resources and research needed to improve lives, communities and the economy. When Dhakal noticed Amish producers in Clark could benefit from a…

A Culture of Collaboration

World-renowned interdisciplinary plant biology research at Mizzou gets a big boost from new $28.2 million plant growth facility

For nearly 150 years, scientists from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri have contributed to advancements around the globe. Many have heard the story of Charles Valentine Riley, an MU professor and Missouri’s first state entomologist, who saved the French wine industry from decimation by an insect, the grape phylloxera. The aphid had…

Covering Unique Topics

Drought, sustainable agriculture highlight Hundley-Whaley twilight tour

Strong rainstorms didn’t dim Jennifer Miller’s first Hundley-Whaley Research Center twilight tour. Miller was named the Center’s superintendent in April. She brought in a variety of speakers for the annual twilight tour, which took place on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Topics ranged from drought to pollinators. “I know that the rain changed our schedule a little bit, but I want to…

Pest Busters

Come to CAFNR with all your pest problems

The University of Missouri Plant Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) reopened April 1, with new clinic director Patricia Wallace leading. The Clinic will once again provide assistance to county Extension specialists, commercial businesses and citizens in Missouri with their pest problems.

Golden Growers

Plant Sciences students bring home the gold

MU plant sciences students returned from the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) Annual International Meeting with much to be proud of. The annual meeting was held Nov. 3-6 in Tampa, Fl.