Water quality


  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    FAYETTE, Mo. – The 2017 Howard County Farm Tour, Aug. 3, will show water issues in the Missouri River bottom. Stops include Franklin Island Conservation Area and nearby Hammes Farms, corn and soybean producers. Local beef producers will cook burgers for the evening meal.
  • Friday, May 12, 2017
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – A rare cave-dwelling fish is shedding new light on how farmers are improving water quality through cover crops and nutrient management.
    Media available: photos
  • Friday, February 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Ten years ago, not many farmers were talking about cover crops.
  • 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.


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