Soil and water


  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tree leaves can be a gardener’s best friend when used correctly. Use leaves to start a compost pile or add nutrients to lawns, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    MARBLE HILL, Mo. – Feed your garden and it will feed you.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you hate raking and bagging leaves, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Brad Fresenburg has good news for you.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – An improved online tool gives information from many sources on land tracts.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need to have a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said David Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist. Unfortunately, most Missouri soils are less than ideal for gardening.
  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has unveiled a free web application to help homeowners apply the right amount of lawn fertilizer.
  • 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?
  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Maintaining farm roads and driveways saves you time and money, says University of Missouri Extension specialist Bob Schultheis.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When there isn’t enough water on the soil, there’s not enough water in ground wells. And that can cause bacterial problems that require testing, says University of Missouri Extension water quality specialist Bob Broz.
  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers and rural residents can use simple tips to conserve water in the home during drought, says University of Missouri Extension water quality specialist Bob Broz.
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The clock is ticking for livestock producers as new Food and Drug Administration rules go into effect in December governing all feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics that are considered medically important.
  • Friday, December 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The human body is more than 70 percent water and it needs to be replenished every day. But how good is the water you’re drinking?
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Resources threatened by this year’s drought include ponds that depend on surface runoff for water. Fish are at risk from high water temperatures, oxygen depletion, increased disease potential and other problems as water levels drop in ponds through lack of runoff and evaporation, said Bob Pierce, University of Missouri Extension state fisheries and wildlife specialist.
  • Thursday, August 9, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The livestock industry is taking a direct hit by this summer’s drought, and that will impact consumers’ wallets next year, says a University of Missouri agricultural economist.
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  • Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    NOVELTY, Mo. – Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
  • Friday, August 3, 2012
    COLUMBIA – Soybeans that won’t make a seed crop offer potential high-quality forage for beef and dairy producers. The decision to cut beans for hay won’t be easy, say University of Missouri Extension specialists.
  • Friday, August 3, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – Building on more than 51 years of service to the agriculture industry, the University of Missouri T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center will host its annual Field Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.  
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  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A healthy garden starts from the ground up.


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