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  • Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017
    HALLSVILLE, Mo. – Life lessons learned in 4-H continue to help the president-elect of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Greg Buckman.
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  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017
    FARMINGTON, Mo. – The Farmington Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale is the newest of six fall sales statewide. Consignors are building reputations with their fourth sale, Dec. 8.
  • Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soybean growers can learn how University of Missouri Extension research can help them with next year’s crops.
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  • Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
    PALMYRA, Mo. – The last sale set records for six fall sales of Show-Me-Select heifer replacements. The average price per head was $2,118 on 224 head of bred heifers at F&T Livestock Auction, Palmyra, Dec. 9.
  • Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A winter cold snap arrives. Cow’s blood flow slows. Cows start limping. It’s time to check herds for fescue foot.
  • Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians planning to heat their homes with wood this winter should check their chimneys now, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source of N for next year’s corn crop.
  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Water has a unique property: It expands as it freezes. This puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the strength of the container, expanding water can cause pipes to break.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Holiday shopping is in full swing for consumers around the nation. Shoppers spend money. Money comes from income. And where there’s income, taxes follow.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
    FRUITLAND, Mo. – In the fourth of six Show-Me-Select fall sales, replacement heifers brought an average price of $2,010 on 76 head.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Winter weather is hard on cars and trucks, but a little preparation will keep vehicles running well throughout winter’s coldest days.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If a little is good, a lot must be better.
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  • Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The holiday season is filled with interesting traditions and customs involving plants, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Cow-calf herd owners can send more pounds of beef to market by feeding calves after weaning. It’s called backgrounding to prepare calves for the feedlot.
  • Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “The Dicamba Dilemma” will be one of the top topics at the annual Crop Management Conference in Columbia, Dec. 14-15.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – New forage research gives reason to not graze toxic fescue grass too short. The bottom 2 inches of infected grass holds highest levels of the alkaloid causing problems for grazing livestock.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you are looking for a holiday gift for anyone who owns a chain saw, consider chain saw safety chaps, said University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist and woodcutter Katie Kammler.
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  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The term “winterize” is associated more with automobiles than garden plants, but just as motorists want their cars to withstand the rigors of winter, gardeners can take steps to help their fragile plants do the same.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Not all topsoil is created equal.
  • Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – First-time buyers took charge in the Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale at Kingsville, Nov 25.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A merry holiday season begins with a tree that rocks the room.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension natural resource engineer Kent Shannon was featured in the November 2017 issue of Successful Farming magazine, which profiles “10 Exceptional Extension Specialists.”
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  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Soil tests can save farmers thousands of dollars, says Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory.
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  • Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Beef herd owners from four other states took home replacement heifers from the Show-Me-Select sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards, Nov. 17.
  • Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – There were 147 bred heifers sold in the Nov. 17 Show-Me-Select replacement heifer sale at Kirksville Livestock LLC. Average price was $1,872.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The cranberry keeps a low profile most of the time, but this time of year it shines as the crown jewel of holiday dinners.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Problems growing crops provide topics for talks at the Crop Management Conference, Dec. 14-15 in Columbia, says Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist.
  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Many of the world’s finest wines and whiskeys begin in Missouri’s hardwood forests.
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  • Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Women livestock farmers can help build their business through Facebook in a few minutes each day, says Amber Henry of Henry Meat Co. of De Soto. She also serves on the Jefferson County University of Missouri Extension Council.
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Boone County Commission recently recognized Boone County 4-H Senior Livestock Judging Team and Columbia FFA Livestock Judging Team. Commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the teams for placing first in state competitions in 2017.
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  • Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – You may have cherished memories of holiday meals with friends and family. If you’re preparing a memorable holiday meal of your own, make food safety a priority so guests don’t remember it for all the wrong reasons.
  • Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Many people want the gifts they send to be a surprise, but if you’re sending perishable food this holiday season, it’s better to spoil the surprise than risk spoiling the gift.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
    BUTLER, Mo. – One way to reduce holiday stress is to prepare some of the food ahead of time and freeze it. From casseroles to cookies, you can have a large portion of your holiday food ready before the actual day arrives.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
    BUTLER, Mo. – Don’t get stuck with a turkey that’s too small for the feast or one that’s still frozen solid on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
    BUTLER, Mo. – Cooking a large Thanksgiving turkey can seem daunting, especially to a novice cook, but it’s not that difficult, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist.
  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The gift of food can be a delightful part of the holidays. But before taking the first bite, make sure the food had a safe trip to your doorstep and didn’t take a detour into the temperature danger zone.
  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension economists urge farmers to complete the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture. The census should arrive in farmers’ mailboxes in December. It can be returned by mail or securely submitted online.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians planning to buy or change coverage on the state’s health insurance marketplace have until Dec. 15 to sign up for a 2018 plan, says Brenda Procter, co-director of University of Missouri Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – To cultivate the next generation of leaders in science, Bayer is partnering with 4-H to bring Bayer employees and 4-H volunteers together to work with young people and show why science matters to everyone through the “Science Matters” program.
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rural Missourians can save money on energy bills with help from University of Missouri Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farm bill programs received fresh looks and reality checks during daylong discussions at a Missouri Farm Bill Summit, Oct. 18 at University of Missouri Bradford Farm.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – On Sept. 29 the Missouri 4-H Foundation awarded 67 scholarships totaling $73,550 to 4-H youth throughout the state.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Missouri 4-H had its best finish since 1998 in the 2017 National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest on Oct. 2 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.
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  • Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Recent news may have some consumers confused about the status of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
  • Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Dicamba application has presented challenges for Missouri agriculture, and the University of Missouri recognizes the importance of preparing our communities for managing this and similar technologies in the future.
  • Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
    FREDERICKSBURG, Mo. – When problems arise with the ex-governor’s vineyard, he calls University of Missouri Extension viticulturist Dean Volenberg.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Few flowers pack the fragrance punch of hyacinth.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers are being sought to participate in the 2017-2018 University of Missouri Extension Strip Trial Program, which helps farmers and crop advisers compare on-farm management decisions and practices.
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  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Our ancestors couldn’t go to the hardware store or shopping mall to buy utensils and other household essentials. Instead, they improvised with items found in nature. The dried fruit of several members of the cucumber family proved useful for many purposes, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fruit and vegetable growers can meet training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at workshops at several locations throughout Missouri.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “You don’t need a green thumb to be a good gardener, but it certainly helps to have good soil,” said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bradford pear and its cousins may spread more than springtime beauty as these popular ornamental trees escape and become pests.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. –  Tim Hartz, instructional support associate with the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), participated in the Missouri Division of Fire Safety Stair Climb on Sunday, Sept. 10, in Jefferson City.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI) curriculum specialist Erin McGruder does more than just write about disaster response. McGruder, a member of FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Missouri Task Force 1 (MO-TF1), deployed to Texas as a technical information specialist in response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating August landfall.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – David E. Hedrick, director of the University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute (MU FRTI), has announced that he will be retiring in October 2017. Hedrick joined MU FRTI as director in 2007.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
    UNIONVILLE, Mo. – Cash rent rates dropped overall in many Missouri counties, according to a Sept. 8 report from U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension veterinarian Scott Poock and MU’s Foremost Dairy Research Center recently became the first Missouri veterinarian and dairy to be accredited by the Food Armor Foundation.
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  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has received a $444,000 grant to create a mobile application to help farmers manage forage better.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fall beauty, aster, gets its name from the ancient Greek word for star. And a bright and shining star it is, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Growing supplies of meat and dairy products apply pressure on farm prices through 2017 into 2019. With big supplies, strong consumer demand brings good news for producers.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Chicken wings helped poultry farm prices take off this year. Wing prices ran at least 30 percent above year-ago levels since late May, say University of Missouri Extension economists.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – This year, hog farmers dodged lower prices when they expanded sow herds and grew the second-largest pork supply since 2008.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As consumers relearn to butter their toast, they help dairy prices at the farm gate.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Steep price swings were seen for fed steers in the past year, especially in recent months.
  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    SEDALIA, Mo. – “Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 46 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 19 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia.
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  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – You probably go to great lengths during the school year to ensure your child has the right equipment — pens, notebooks, clothing — to make it through the day.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension brought farm, agribusiness and agency leaders together Aug. 24 to address issues associated with the use of dicamba and discuss a path forward for dicamba in 2018.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The catastrophic flooding in Texas underlines the need for families to prepare for disaster, says a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist.
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  • Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Recent weeks of mild temperatures remind gardeners that it is time to plant cool-season vegetables, said University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist David Trinklein.
  • Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
    University of Missouri Extension and the MU Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development announced that they are partners in the Broader Impacts Network. Susan Renoe, Ph.D., director of the Broader Impacts Network, now has a joint appointment with MU Extension and the Office of Research. Renoe had previously reported to the Office of Economic Development.
  • Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Research from University of Missouri Extension finds that subsurface irrigation as part of an integrated drainage water management system boosts corn yields by more than 40 bushels per acre and up to 14 bushels per acre for soybean on poorly drained flat soils. Further research is evaluating subsurface drip irrigation on soils with greater slopes.
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  • Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension recently released its 2017 Farm Labor Guide.
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  • Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Japan says “Whoa, go slow” on imports of frozen beef from the United States. To safeguard their own beef farmers, Japan raised tariffs on U.S. beef from 38.5 to 50 percent.
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Young people from nine states gathered in Independence, Mo., July 23-26 for the seventh annual FilmFest 4-H film festival. Of the 27 films accepted for screening, many were produced by the youth in attendance. In addition to film screenings, teens attended workshops geared toward them by film industry professionals.
  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A recently completed assessment of University of Missouri Extension found that with an annual investment of $86 million (2016), MU Extension generated dividends totaling nearly $950 million.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – Be prepared for the next big storm BEFORE it happens in your area.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017
    VERSAILLES, Mo. – Ozark Prairie Master Gardeners know that good things come in small packages.
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  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the search for a colorful annual flower that can handle the rigors of a typical Missouri summer, zinnia ranks high on the list, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
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  • Monday, June 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cute critters by day. Thieves by night.
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017
    BROOKFIELD, Mo. – Her portion of the work is a little piece of a big project, but construction business owner Lois Rodriguez is making the most of it. As president and CEO of Better By Design LLC, Rodriguez is doing her part to make the long-awaited East Locust Creek Reservoir a reality.
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  • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – “Quiet on the set! Camera ready?”
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  • Monday, May 22, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – For some jobs, farmers need help. Custom operators provide a wide range of services. The jobs vary from tillage and planting to spreading fertilizer and harvesting grain and hay. Big jobs might be building fence or moving dirt.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rainbow-colored irises, commonly found in Missouri fence rows, ditches and yards, are anything but common, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. A flower of contrasts, iris is hard to kill yet maintains an intricate and delicate beauty.
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  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    ASH GROVE, Mo. – “Good hay doesn’t have to come over the state line,” said University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole. Plenty of good hay grows in Missouri’s Ozark region.
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  • 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.
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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Nothing sings spring more than asparagus.
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  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo.—Wheat flooded before harvest brings questions from affected farmers. What do they do now?
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    For more flood-related resources from MU Extension, visit extension.missouri.edu/n/3059.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Editors: With flooding in parts of Missouri this, these ready-to-publish news releases may be of interest to your readers:
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – When storms, floods and other disasters leave damaged homes in their path, local contractors often get more business than they can handle. In many cases, out-of-town contractors will arrive in force to pick up the slack.
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Moisture and rising temperatures can turn parts of your home into ideal sites for mold growth, said a University of Missouri Extension housing and environmental design specialist.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The ukulele-playing Tiny Tim may have strummed it best. “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” is good advice for gardeners. Tiptoe through the bulb garden, doing little for bigger, more beautiful blooms next year.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Before replacing drywall and floor coverings in your flooded home, make sure building materials have had enough time to dry out, cautions a University of Missouri Extension community emergency management specialist.
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  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    TRENTON, Mo.– University of Missouri Extension has prepared a checklist of measures people can take to reduce the impact of floodwater on their homes.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Love them or hate them, the beet’s nutritional value is as intense as its striking purple color.
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  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – A written plan to respond to disease outbreaks for your livestock operation is like insurance. You hope you never need it. You may never need it. But if there is an outbreak, the economic survival of your livestock operation might depend on having that plan.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Although there are reminders all around us of the national obesity crisis, lifestyle changes are difficult for most people.
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
    SHELBYVILLE, Mo. – Country veterinarian Imogene Hemeyer Latimer wasn’t born in a barn.
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  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Waterhemp and Palmer amaranth are easily confused.
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  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri researchers, under the direction of MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley, are finding that many popular pollinator mixes contain pigweed seed.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – You can’t grow turkey in the straw. However, you can grow side dishes and floral centerpieces for a turkey dinner in the straw.
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  • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The cyclamen is Cupid’s flowering love child.
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  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – Although many in Missouri think about mushrooms when the morels are at their peak in April, people who grow mushrooms at home or commercially need to be thinking about them much of the year, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
    BETHANY, Mo. – People looking to lose weight or eat healthier have sought to reduce calories, carbs and fats in their diets. In recent years, health-conscious consumers have been seeking out foods with a low glycemic index. But how effective is this for managing health?
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Terrariums are back in style for plant lovers, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension has awarded four seed-capital grants for 2017.
  • Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional plants adorning homes at this festive time of the year can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
  • Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
    MARSHFIELD, Mo. – Cold weather is hard on cars and trucks, but a little preparation will keep vehicles running well throughout winter’s coldest days.
  • Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing like coming home to a hot meal. A slow cooker, also known as a crockpot, can be an economical, timesaving way to feed your family, says Susan Mills-Gray, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 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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  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brown marmorated stink bugs are hunting homes for the winter.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If you hate raking and bagging leaves, University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Brad Fresenburg has good news for you.
  • Monday, Oct. 3, 2016
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – It’s the time of year when walnuts will start dropping off their trees.
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  • Wednesday, Sept. 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, Sept. 14, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Fall harvest and texting do not mix, says University of Missouri Extension safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. Turn your cellphone to TTYL (talk to you later).
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  • Friday, Aug. 12, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. — A penny saved is a penny earned, but saving seeds from the garden can be a questionable use of time and energy.
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Do not try to save money when it comes to control of waterhemp, the biggest weed problem for Missouri soybean growers.
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  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Homeowners who usually leave decisions about watering the lawn to the whims of the weather might be having second thoughts as summer gets off to a dry start.
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Floods can devastate property and have lasting effects on a community. In the aftermath, people might not think about the consequences flooding can have on food.
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    HOUSTON, Mo. – Laundry packets offer loads of temptation for curious children.
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  • Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
    To manage your woodland effectively, it should be divided into compartments called stands. Stands are areas of the forest that have similar species composition, soils and topography. Often the term stand is used flippantly to describe an entire forest or boundary. But this broad use of the term indicates a misconception that can seriously impact the effectiveness of any prescribed forest management activity.
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014
    LEXINGTON, Mo. – Visitors to historic Lexington, Missouri, can learn about the town’s rich Civil War history through an audio walking and driving tour created through the University of Missouri Extension Community Arts Program.
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  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–During this year’s deer season, landowners and hunters can work together to improve the quality of the deer herd in their area by collecting important information once deer are harvested.
  • Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo.–Despite outbreaks of hemorrhagic disease in deer across Missouri and concerns about chronic wasting disease, handling and eating venison poses very little risk if people observe common-sense safety precautions when harvesting, processing and preparing deer.
  • Friday, Aug. 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, Aug. 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.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA, Mo – Some heat-stressed cows are delivering premature calves, ahead of normal fall-calving season.
  • Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012
    COLUMBIA — In a striped button-up shirt, black slacks and styled hair, Brandon Banks looks like a typical businessman ready for a day’s work in the office.
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  • Friday, July 27, 2012
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – From dealing with drought to beekeeping, the Southwest Research Center Field Day will showcase a breadth of agricultural research and practice Friday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Southwest Research Center, located four miles west of Mt. Vernon Mo., is part of a network of University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ (CAFNR)  centers across Missouri conducting research benefiting agricultural producers and natural resource managers.
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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.
  • Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – As the 2011 deer season comes to a close, hunters and landowners can learn about managing white-tailed deer from a new series of publications currently being developed by University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
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  • Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo.–The deer-hunting season brings venison to the table in many households. From a nutritional perspective, it’s a good choice, says a University of Missouri Extension nutrition specialist.
  • Monday, May 23, 2011
    For more flood-related resources from MU Extension, visit extension.missouri.edu/n/3059.
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  • Monday, Aug. 16, 2010
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Andrew Clarke has a good eye, and nose, for the perfect cured country ham.