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Presenting on Timely Agricultural Topics

Rain doesn't slow Graves-Chapple Research Center field day

A little bit of rain didn’t slow the annual Graves-Chapple Research Center field day. Tour wagons were sent out during the first hour of the event, which took place on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Rain forced everyone inside after that, and speakers presented to all guests in attendance. “Although our overall attendance was down a little bit from last year, we…

Improving Production Practices

Gene Stevens continues to make Crop Water Use App useful for users

As a University of Missouri Extension professor, Gene Stevens’ focus is on researching ways to improve production practices for numerous core crops, such as corn, rice, cotton and soybeans. Stevens, who is located at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo., recently developed the Crop Water Use App, which assists farmers with their irrigation scheduling. Always aware of the…

A Pesky Pest

Kevin Rice is researching ways to battle the Japanese beetle

­When Kevin Rice came to the University of Missouri in January, one of the first things he did was hand out a survey to farmers and producers across the state to gauge what insect issues they were dealing with on a regular basis. His inquiries returned two main pests – Japanese beetles and stinkbugs. Rice has devoted a good portion…

Managing Disease

Kaitlyn Bissonnette has spent her first year at MU traveling throughout the state

Kaitlyn Bissonnette has spent her first year at the University of Missouri traveling throughout the state to meet with farmers and producers to discuss what diseases they are dealing with in their fields. Bissonnette joined MU in October 2017 as an assistant Extension professor in the Division of Plant Sciences. Her program is focused on the management of diseases of…

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Greenley Field Day

Event featured 10 research presentations

A little bit of rain didn’t dampen the Greenley Research Center field day. The event, held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, featured 10 speakers, as well as political leaders, University of Missouri leadership and College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) administrators. This was the 41st field day at Greenley since the Center opened. “Despite the rainy weather and the…

Research Center Magazine: The Perfect Pairing

Research Center and CASE IH partnership crucial for farming operations, educational outreach

This story also appears in our University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Agricultural Research Center Magazine. Stop by your local Research Center to pick up a copy! You can view the magazine online by clicking here: Road to Discovery.  For the Agricultural Research Centers to function at the highest level possible, good equipment is key. High-quality…

Broadening the Horizon

Wurdack Research Center field day offers extensive information

Attendees of the annual Wurdack Research Center field day were able to learn about everything from ticks to timber to wildlife damage management on Friday, Oct. 6. The field day featured several presentations, as well as an opportunity to meet Christopher Daubert, Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Daubert began…

A Variety of Agroforestry Research

Missouri Chestnut Roast showcases HARC, agroforestry

The 11th annual Missouri Chestnut Roast not only showcased roasted chestnuts, it showed off the variety of agroforestry research on specialty crops, human health, livestock benefits, wildlife enhancement and environmental protection at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. More than 1,500 people attended the event, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 7. “After a rainy start to…

A Change in Pace

Thompson Research Center field day moves to evening format

With a change in field day format, the Thompson Research Center brought the same informative presentations at a different time on Thursday, Sept. 21. In the past, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Thompson Research Center field day has been held in the morning hours with a free lunch. This year’s event was moved to…

Managing Natural Resources

FSRC field day focuses on a variety of topics

With a focus on natural resources, the Forage Systems Research Center dived into a variety of timely agricultural topics during its annual field day on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Forages, sunn hemp, pond management and timber stand improvement were among the many talks during the event. Along with local producers, several high school students from area schools were in attendance. “Our…