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A Trip to Dixie

Ag Research Center superintendents visit universities in Mississippi for annual meeting

Each year superintendents at CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Center meet to discuss annual business, plan for upcoming Field Days and work on planning collaborative projects. This year, the group visited research centers operated by University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

The Science of a Soil Test

MU Soil Labs help find out what is happening in your soil to help produce profitable crops

One way to start planning for next year’s growing season is to get a soil test and MU’s Soil Fertility Labs are there to help. A soil test is like taking an inventory of nutrients available to plants — which area is too high, too low or just right. While plant growth and prior yields may offer clues to nutrient availability, a producer won’t precisely know until they test their soil.

Get the Latest in Agriculture at Graves-Chapple Field Day

Annual Field Day on Aug. 26 will feature educational tours and demonstrations

Annual Field Day on Aug. 26 will feature educational tours and demonstrations. Registration and educational tours will start at 8 a.m., with the last tour departing at 11:30 a.m. A complimentary lunch, provided by Kent Fisher Insurance, will be served at noon.

Who’ll Report the Rain?

Volunteer-driven CoCoRaHS includes daily precipitation reports

A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at www.cocorahs.org. The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.

Managing the Most Precious Resource

Workshops help producers with soil health management practices

What actually is going on in the ground below your feet when management practices happen? Questions like this will be one of many answered in the Keys to Soil Health Advanced Workshops held throughout the state in July and August.

A New Tool for Agriculture

CAFNR iPhone app connects users to Mizzou

The new CAFNR smart phone app features stories, highlights events, showcases CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Centers and provides users a way to easily connect to the college’s social media accounts.

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Field Days

Events are a chance to learn from researchers at your local research center

Although the University of Missouri is commonly known for instruction at the campus in Columbia, the MU outreach goes beyond the classroom — it stretches to every corner of Missouri.

The Info Farmers Need

Horizon Point brings weather data through email alerts

Weather is all farmers think about during the spring planting season. From monitoring if and when it will rain to if it is even the right time to plant, a decision that is very critical and often must be made in a matter of a few hours. Horizon Point from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…

Planting Progress

Corn planting on target; 26 percent of crop sowed

With 26 percent of the Missouri corn crop planted, farmers are right on target.

The 25th Annual Graves-Chapple Field Day

UAV demonstration draws crowd at Field Day

More than 170 people attended the 25th Annual Graves-Chapple Research Center Field Day on August 27 near Rock Port. Educational tours were given around the farm that included topics on establishing cover crops, future herbicide-resistant crop technologies and common pests for soybeans and corn. But the highlight for many, was a demonstration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), piloted by…