Frequent and heavy rains this spring and summer have resulted in challenges to plant, crop and animal agriculture. This website contains our best information to assist those impacted.
This fungal disease of turfgrass loves heat and moisture. As the name implies, it shows up as a brown patch of grass. It kind of tricks the homeowner into providing what it needs. Listen to the audio.
This could be a noisy summer. A brood of 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge in northwestern Missouri, and a brood of 13-year periodical cicadas will surface in southeastern Missouri.
If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. But farmworkers who go inside grain bins can quickly find themselves literally in over their heads. Watch the video.
Cameron Christensen listens to the vibrations produced by a bug on a plant at the Summers @ Mizzou camp “The Arts as a Portal to Science Communication.” Credit: Caleb O’Brien, Bond Life Sciences Center
Gene Langford is a farmers market pioneer. He began selling garden produce 25 years ago. That was around the same time he developed arthritis, but that didn’t stop him from expanding his operation.
Laura Bardot, a sophomore at MU, hails from Lonedell, a Franklin County town so small that it doesn’t have its own population sign. She studies science and agricultural journalism and animal sciences.
Flooding is a potential threat in many parts of Missouri. And even if your house is not in a flood plain, you may drive through one on your way home.Never try to drive through moving water.
Retirees Joyce Huber and Bob Dolliver are among the growing number of adults who are in committed relationships but live apart. They’re known as LATs, which stands for living apart together. Watch the video.
Unfortunately, financial literacy in the United States is not widespread. Most high school students fail a personal finance exam and college students score just 62 percent.
Doughnuts, that’s what the market wants. If 100 people walk in and see we don’t have what they want, they walk out. If I don’t embrace what the market wants, I am counting my days, says owner, Brandon Kelley.
Wet fields have delayed or prevented corn and soybean planting. Farmers are looking at the prospect of reduced yields, stunted growth, and pest, weed and disease problems. Fruit and vegetable producers and gardeners face similar concerns.
In the past, those interested in becoming a Master Gardener had to attend weeks of classes. But traveling to a bricks-and-mortar classroom is not convenient for everyone. So online classes were born.
MU Extension recently updated GH1461, Sweet Spreads and Syrups. This publication explains sugar's role in tasty treats and offers alternatives for those concerned about consuming too much sugar.
Following two cases of avian influenza early this year, Missouri has been influenza-free.
Wet spring makes plants, trees and shrubs vulnerable to drought. Listen to the audio.
Consumers may not realize there is currently no broadly regulated definition for "natural" products.
Gaining control of your spending helps you take control of your finances and improve your life in many ways.
Eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day is adequate for most people. Water isn't the only fluid that will meet the daily water requirements.
Farmers who receive prevented planting insurance payments can still plant cover crops on those fields to improve soil health.
Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Kris Drake has improved and expanded the opportunities for wellness at Freeman Health System, a 485-bed, three-hospital system serving Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.