COLUMBIA, Mo. – Want to boost yields, improve control of weeds and insects, maintain soil health and see the latest agricultural products and research? Bradford Research Center, near Columbia, Mo. is hosting two events July 12 where attendees can find answers to those questions, connect to experts, explore field trials and see the latest agricultural products. Bradford is part of…
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No April Cold Snap Repeat
Climate conditions not quite the same as 2007
The Central Plains may be spared a repeat of the historic April 4-10, 2007 cold wave that disrupted agricultural production, says a University of Missouri climate researcher. Millions of dollars in crop loss hit orchards, hay fields and newly sprouted corn.
Chew on This
Cash strapped consumers are eating less meat
Tighter household budgets, higher grocery prices, fewer animals on the market and more meat going to foreign countries are causing the average U.S. consumer to eat less meat and poultry, according to a University of Missouri professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics.
A Very Good Year
But farm exports could stumble in 2012
Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, American agriculture last year stood as a shining example of growth.
Little Bug, Big Stink
New pest may soon invade Missouri farms and homes
A new stinkier stinkbug may hitchhike into Missouri this year to destroy crops and upset homeowners, says a University of Missouri entomologist.
A Drought Five Feet Under
A short but significant dry spell has left Missouri soil nearly desiccated
Missouri has not escaped the historic drought that has devastated Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona. A short but critically-timed dry spell has left much of the state’s soil bone dry down to five feet. Unless there is long and heavy rain and snowfall this winter, Missouri’s most important crops will suffer.
Greater Yields, Fewer Emissions
New farming method reduces nitrous oxide greenhouse gases
Can farmers reduce a gas thought to contribute to global warming and increase production simply by adopting a new tillage practice? A research agronomist at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources thinks he has found the way.
A Closer Look at Plant Genetics
MU plant scientists receive a $3 million boost from National Science Foundation
Plant genetics research at the University of Missouri got a boost In November with the receipt of three new Plant Genome Research Program awards totaling $3 million from the National Science Foundation.
MU Plant Science corn research published in Science magazine
Two University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources faculty members’ work has been showcased in Science. Published in the journal’s August issue, the co-authors’ two articles describe a massive genetic resource geneticists and breeders can use to unlock the basis of corn diversity.
New technology at MU's Delta Research Center has the potential to keep money in farmers' pockets and help protect the environment
University of Missouri scientists have played a key role in developing new technology that takes the guesswork out of deciding how much nitrogen to apply to crops. The technology has the potential to keep money in farmers’ pockets and help protect the environment.