• Monday, October 24, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Harvest is a good time to scout for potential 2017 weed problems, says University of Missouri Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley.
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  • Friday, September 30, 2016
    UNIONVILLE, Mo. – The latest USDA cash rental survey shows decreasing rental rates in some areas of Missouri, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural business specialist Joe Koenen.
  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Sept. 12 crop production report estimates corn production up by 11 percent over last year. USDA predicts 3 percent more soybean this year.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers may see sprouting of corn and soybean seed where there has been a combination of rain and high temperatures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Without protective gear, working around grain dust can cause severe respiratory problems, says University of Missouri Extension safety and health specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
  • Thursday, September 15, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension agronomists are reporting diplodia and other corn ear rot diseases in parts of the state.
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  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri cornfields appear to have escaped a bacterial disease confirmed in neighboring Corn Belt states.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers should scout cornfields now for anthracnose and other stalk rots.
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  • Friday, July 15, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cornfields in northeastern Missouri this spring were more uneven following prevented planting acres. Typically, they were phosphorus-deficient and had slower early growth than fields following soybean. These are symptoms associated with corn fallow syndrome, which is known to stunt corn and cause purple, phosphorus-deficient leaves and poorly developed roots.
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  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – How late in the growing season can rescue nitrogen be applied to corn and still be profitable?
  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Only 43 percent of Missouri pesticide applicators read the label each time they mix and spray.
  • Friday, September 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The difference between a grain bin rescue and a recovery is seconds. Increased public awareness and new tools help save lives, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch.
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  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
    ALBANY, Mo. – Fertility needs following a drought, safely stretching forage supplies and improving soils and boosting yields are a few of the topics farmers can learn about at Hundley Whaley Research Center’s annual Field Day Aug. 29, 2012.
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  • Thursday, June 28, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought-stricken forages that accumulate nitrates can kill grazing livestock, quickly, warns a University of Missouri plant scientist.


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