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Following in His Footsteps

Caio Canella Vieira is working with Pengyin Chen, who has served as a source of inspiration for Canella Vieira

As an undergraduate student studying soybean breeding at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, Caio Canella Vieira came across the name Pengyin Chen quite often during his studies. Chen became a major source of inspiration for Canella Vieira – and someone who he referenced throughout his undergraduate work. Little did Canella Vieira know that he would soon be working…

Interacting with Researchers

Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day featured presentations related to soybean, cotton and weeds

The tour wagons were packed throughout the morning, as guests enjoyed a variety of presentations related to soybean, cotton and weeds during the annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. The event, which took place Friday, Aug. 30, featured more than 10 stops and allowed attendees to interact with numerous researchers. The Field Day included an honorary breakfast with several…

Sharing Research Results

Fisher Delta Research Center field day featured tours on soybeans, rice and cotton

A great crowd gathered for the 57th Fisher Delta Research Center field day, which focused on “Guiding the Future of Delta Agriculture.” Attendees packed the tour wagons to hear presentations on the soybean, cotton and rice research taking place at the Center. “Our researchers work tirelessly throughout the year on an enormous variety of projects, each of which highlight important…

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…

Research Center Magazine: Strength in Soybeans

Variety development and germplasm enhancement focus of soybean breeding team

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.  The Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team has gained national recognition for developing improved soybean varieties.…

After Hours: ‘Cotton Tales’

Gene Stevens pens children's book

As a graduate student working on his Ph.D. in agronomy at Mississippi State University, Gene Stevens spent the majority of his nights doing schoolwork, as he was also working full-time. To break up those nighttime study sessions, Stevens would read stories to his son and daughter. While his children enjoyed stories from a book, they really tuned in when Stevens…

Providing Pertinent Information for Producers

Rain doesn't dampen Fisher Delta Research Center field day

A few storms didn’t dampen the Fisher Delta Research Center field day, as more than 1,000 guests attended the annual event, held Thursday, Aug. 31, in Portageville. The rain moved the traditional wagon tours inside where attendees learned more about the soybeans, rice and cotton research taking place at the Center. The field day also featured an honorary breakfast with…

‘A Whole New Game’

Crop Water Use App helps farmers with their irrigation scheduling

With technology ever changing, University of Missouri Extension professor Gene Stevens knows how important it is to keep up with the latest trends. Stevens, who is located at the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, Mo., has developed a program to help farmers do just that. Stevens, through MU Research and Extension, has developed the Crop Water Use App which…

Strengthening the Soybean Team

Pengyin Chen hired to lead MU Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team

The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Fisher Delta Research Center soybean breeding team has gained national recognition for developing improved soybean varieties. The group, led by Grover Shannon, releases four to six new varieties into the market every year – and they just got a whole lot stronger with a key addition. Pengyin Chen, a…

Highlighting Research

Fisher Delta Research Center showcases cotton, rice, corn and soybean research

The tour wagons stayed packed throughout the Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day on Friday, Sept. 2, as attendees learned about the variety of research going on in Portageville, Mo. More than 1,200 individuals attended the Fisher Delta breakfast and program. The program featured Senator Roy Blunt, Congressman Jason Smith, and Richard Fordyce, the Director of the Missouri Department of…