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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- Published: Friday, July 2, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mother Nature has not been kind to Missouri agriculture in 2021, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold.Spring rains delayed corn and soybean planting well beyond the best date for yield, says Wiebold. ...
- Published: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Forage yield and quality improve when legumes are frost-seeded at the right time, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.Frost seeding, a method of broadcasting seeds over snow- or frost-covered ...
- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Sometimes it pays to be late.Nitrogen application is one of those times, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist Peter Scharf.Scharf, who has researched nitrogen application in corn, wheat and other ...
- Published: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020
It's October 26 and there is snow falling outside my window in Columbia. The precip over the past week may have slowed down fall field operations a little, but we're at or ahead of average on corn and soybean harvest according to USDA—unlike the ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2020
The Mississippi River Alluvial Valley is called the Delta region. The Delta includes parts of Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. This report focuses on the Upper Delta in Southeast Missouri. It is one of the most fertile places ...
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 web-based tool to generate a report describing the physical, demographic and environmental characteristics of a selected land parcel and its surroundings.
Resources to help you plan and manage for recreational fishing or commercial aquaculture.
Promoting ways crop nutrients can be managed to optimize economic and environmental outcomes.