Soil and water
Soil and water quality
Runoff from agricultural fields can have a large impact on water quality of streams and lakes. Learn effective practices for high yields while protecting water quality.Learn more
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Event date: Oct. 1, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020
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News & articles
- Published: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension is looking for farmers to participate in cover crop trials as part of the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program.MU Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory, who leads the program, said ...
- Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Use of in-season nitrogen on corn has increased in Missouri and surrounding states over the past 10 years. What used to be rare is now common. Some of these applications are planned, but others are to give corn yields a boost when ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Intense or recurrent rainfall creates the potential for damage from ponding, saturated soils and flooding for corn and soybean crops, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.Some parts of southern Missouri have ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
TROY, Mo. - Farmers who want to start growing cover crops can turn to “recipes” on the Midwest Cover Crops Council website.Free downloadable PDFs tell how and why to add cover crops into a corn-soybean rotation, says Charles Ellis, University of ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2020
Irrigation presents an opportunity for Missouri forage producers to mitigate production risk from drought. This guide explores three areas to consider before choosing a forage irrigation system: expected forage response, equipment options, and the ...
Publication date: April 1, 2020
Manure has value on a field only if it offsets the need to purchase other nutrients or soil amendments. The worksheet on page 2 allows users to calculate the fertilizer value of the manure for a specific field. Assemble the information specified in ...
Publication date: Dec. 11, 2019
This form is intended to analyze nutrients and metals in the soil in your growing environment.TopicsSoilPlantGardensLawnsCropsSeedNutrientsPages1
Publication date: Sept. 24, 2019
Spectrographic analysis of plant tissue is a relatively new and accurate method for determining levels of major and minor elements in growing crops. However, good results make proper sampling of crops necessary. Keep the following points in mind when ...
Publication date: July 31, 2019
We can test your water for irrigation, domestic, poultry or livestock suitability or run specific individual tests. Water analysis can be used to determine suitability for several purposes, such as for homeowners, irrigation or for use by livestock ...
Use this spreadsheet tool to help you estimate the cost of irrigating forage systems.