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Studying Oxygen Levels in Lakes Around the World

Researchers compile data from lakes throughout the world to look at changing oxygen levels

A recent study shows that oxygen levels in temperate lakes around the world are declining rapidly, a trend that is largely driven by warming temperatures that threatens freshwater biodiversity and drinking water quality. Rebecca North, assistant professor of limnology in the University of Missouri (MU) College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), took part in a world-wide study, which…

Research Center Magazine: Practicing Good Animal Husbandry

Wurdack reducing cattle stress through good forage, clean water and shade

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.  Among the 1,200 acres at the Wurdack Research Center is nearly 300 acres of pasture ground. Cattle…

‘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…

Watching the Water

Collaborations abound through stormwater best management practices

A strong storm leaves behind a good amount of rain. Where does that water go? Can it carry nutrients or pollutants? Does it cause flooding? What can be done to manage the storm water? Those are just a few of the questions that Enos Inniss and Allen Thompson continue to research. Inniss, an assistant teaching professor in civil and environmental…

As Heard on Insight: Keeping Nutrients in the Field

Greenley Research Center uses drainage water management to generate and regulate water on fields

Did you miss the first airing of the seventh installment of our new Insight series? LISTEN NOW to the program or to the extended version of the interview. For years, producers have looked for ways to manage the water on their fields. The Greenley Research Center near Novelty, Mo., has turned to drainage water management in an effort to generate and regulate…

Managing Water Efficiently

Greenley Research Center study looks at future of subsurface drip irrigation

In Missouri, some have adopted efficient tile drainage systems, but the installation of drip irrigation hasn’t become a regular management strategy. Research Agronomist Kelly Nelson looks to change that with a study just getting its feet wet at Greenley Research Center in northeast Missouri.