COLUMBIA, Mo. – Want to boost yields, improve control of weeds and insects, maintain soil health and see the latest agricultural products and research? Bradford Research Center, near Columbia, Mo. is hosting two events July 12 where attendees can find answers to those questions, connect to experts, explore field trials and see the latest agricultural products. Bradford is part of…
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‘Weeding Out’ Midwestern Vineyards
Researchers tackle a growing problem to enhance the wine industry
Indulging in a glass of wine seldom conjures images of weeds. For the growing number of Midwestern grape growers cultivating their vineyards, such images come frequently to mind.
A promising new way to grow rice
A research program succeeds in spite of a passing hurricane
Despite being battered by the remnants of Hurricane Ike, an experiment to grow rice under center-pivot sprinkler irrigation yielded as much or more of the grain as conventional methods. This new technique may allow farmers to produce the crop in areas where it cannot be grown now, helping produce more food for a hungry world.
Growing rice where it has never been grown before
A Missouri research program may help better feed an increasingly hungry world
In an unexpected place, the Bootheel of Missouri, a research program that could increase rice production began just as the world was reading the shortage news. Using a system of watering familiar to Midwestern farmers, center-pivot irrigation, the study is looking to grow rice on land where it cannot now be planted. If successful, the project could significantly increase rice production.