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…
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Master Gardener’s Big Italian Tomato Goes National
The late Sally Maxwell was a dedicated Master Gardener and seed saver
A national tomato growers supply company will honor a Missouri Advanced Master Gardener this spring by selling tomato seeds she saved for decades. On the cover of its 2017 catalog, the Tomato Growers Supply Co. features “Mrs. Maxwell’s Big Italian,” an heirloom beefsteak tomato prized for its flavor. The dark pink tomato is the result of seed-saving by the late…
Gases and Grasses
CAFNR receives grant to study cover crops and greenhouse gases
CAFNR is studying cover crops with a focus on weed suppression, minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fertility in an environmentally friendly way and improving grain productivity.
Bradford Research Center develops and shares practical ways to save energy and money on the farm
From nearby Rangeline Road, Bradford Research and Extension Center, east of Columbia, looks like any other typical Missouri farm. The metal buildings and greenhouses, however, use only a fraction of the energy of similar structures. And these energy saving secrets are just a mouse click away for all to see.
Biodegradable planting pots mean healthier veggies and environment
Starting this growing season the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ teaching greenhouses and in-house florist shop, Tiger Garden, will use 100 percent biodegradable pots to grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, melons and herbs.