Historic flooding along the Missouri River in 2019 has left many still repairing damage this fall. Cold, snowy weather in early 2019 set the stage for significant flooding in northwestern Missouri as spring approached, said University of Missouri Extension state climatologist Pat Guinan. “The flooding got off to an early start in mid-March when an unusually strong and moisture-laden late…
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Couple Returns from Asia to Provide Produce for Rolla Area
Now they are teaching others how to "Grow Your Farm"
Eric and Pathoumma Meusch had a hard time finding good-quality, locally grown foods when they moved from Asia to Eric’s hometown of Rolla. They grew their own food and soon received requests from friends and neighbors to buy food. They opened Meusch Farms in 2010. They shared their experiences at a recent “Grow Your Farm” workshop sponsored by University of…
After the Flood, an Opportunity
Trials underway to find out if inoculated soybeans are worth extra cost
One year after the Missouri River flooded Northwest Missouri, researchers at the Graves-Chapple Research Center are turning post-flood conditions into an opportunity to examine growing conditions.
Calming the Storm (Water)
Are willows key to restoring flood plains damaged by runoff?
Using 777 willow trees, a University of Missouri research team is beginning a two-year study to determine best methods to reclaim flood plain land damaged by development, keep waterways free of potential pollutants, and develop a cash crop for farmers.
A Very Wet Spring
Highly Unusual Rainfall and Saturated Conditions to Blame For Major Midwest Flooding, MU Climatologist Says
Three days of rain doesn’t sound like much—unless it comes in prodigious quantities and on top of months of above-average rainfall that saturates the ground. Spring 2008 is seeing significant flooding in the Mississippi River valley.