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Creating wildlife habitat around your home can attract different species of interest, such as songbirds, small mammals, pollinating insects and many others.See more
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Event date: Oct. 6, 2020 - Oct. 27, 2020
Grab your lunch and join us at the computer for conversation to help you have healthier forests and wildlife on your property!October 6th – All About Birds! Join us to learn how to ID birds that will be migrating through and ones that you might see ...
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- Published: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension researchers are among the recipients of a new five-year, $4.34 million grant from USDA to study water and nutrient recycling, says MU Extension agricultural engineer Teng Lim.The grant, “Water and ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri researchers, under the direction of MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley, are finding that pigweed seed is popping up in birdseed in alarming numbers.“It’s pretty shocking,” graduate student Eric ...
- Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through cover crops.Rob Myers, MU adjunct associate professor and north-central regional director of extension programs for the USDA’s ...
- Published: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Atrazine, one of farmers’ least expensive and most effective chemicals for weed control, is under the magnifying glass.Atrazine is up for re-registration review by the Environmental Protection Agency, says Bob Broz, water quality ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2020
Figure 1. A hunting lease provides an opportunity for a landowner to supplement their farm income and enhance wildlife habitat.An increasing number of landowners in Missouri are interested in providing access for sportsmen and others to hunt, fish ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
Agroforestry describes a set of land use practices that incorporate trees, shrubs, forages, crops and/or livestock designed in a way that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.This publication is designed to help landowners and natural ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2018
This fisheries and aquaculture guide is one in a series being developed jointly by MU Extension and Lincoln University.Charles E. HicksAquaculture SpecialistLincoln UniversityRobert A. Pierce IIFisheries and Wildlife State SpecialistSchool of Natural ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2018
Humans and wildlife depend on insect pollinators for the production of fiber, fruits and vegetables. Insect pollinators are required for the pollination of two-thirds of the world’s plants. Bees, butterflies, flies, wasps, moths, beetles and even ...
Publication date: Sept. 1, 2018
Figure 1. Honey bee (Apis mellifera).The European honey bee (Apis mellifera), also known as the common or western honeybee (Figure 1), is the most influential insect for humankind, both in history and in the honey and wax resources it provides. For ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2018
At the heart of the pollination issue lies our bounty of foods such as peaches, strawberries, squash and apples. These and other foods requiring pollination have been staples in the human diet for centuries, and their pollinators have been highly ...
A summary of program impacts and achievements during 2019.
The Prescribed Fire Community of Practice (CoP) is a clearinghouse for information on conducting controlled burns and the effects of fire on plants and wildlife.
Missouri Master Naturalist
A community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program sponsored jointly by the Missouri Department of Conservation and MU Extension.