DuPont, CAFNR and USDA will pool soil-mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers improve crop yields.
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One of the next revolutions in agriculture may not be a piece of equipment, a new crop or technology. It involves being better stewards of the ground below our feet. “Paying attention to the health of our soil and soil structure is going to be key in the future,” said Bruce Burdick, superintendent of Hundley-Whaley Research Center. “One way to…
William Albrecht is remembered as the foremost researcher on soil quality and human health. He drew direct connections between poor quality forage crops and ill health in livestock and people.
Farmers and homeowners can get free testing at the Organic Field Day Aug. 1 at the Bradford Research Center.
Peter Scharf discusses the status of Missouri’s topsoil, changes in erosion pressures and how Missouri farmers can sustain the resource for generations.
Even if the Midwest gets normal rain and snow, it will take almost two years for soil moisture deep in the earth to recharge and sustain normal crop growth, said a soil scientist.
Bioenergy crops can be a good match for areas of fields that have lost productivity. Crops such as switchgrass and miscanthus can help soil, improve water quality and provide alternative revenue.
The mouth of a termite might be small, but an infestation can take a big bite out of a home if left undetected. “They feed one bite at a time, but because there can be hundreds of thousands or millions in a colony, that damage can build up over months or years,” said Richard Houseman, associate professor of Plant Sciences…
Research at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center (HARC) could yield new a new crop for Missouri landowners.
Randall Miles, associate professor of soil science at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is part of an international consortium of scientists assessing and predicting these effects before biomass planting and harvesting is initiated. Unfortunately, they don’t have decades to set up experiments and gather data.