Soil and water quality
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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: Aug. 16, 2021
This form is intended to provide a greater level of detailed nutrient analysis for precision agriculture purposes, as well as fertilizer recommendations. For precision agriculture clients submitting 50 or more samples at one ...
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
This form provides options for testing soil samples for a variety of specific nutrient levels and soil attributes.TopicsSoilFertilizerPlantGardensLawnsCropsSeedNutrientsPages1
Use this web-based tool to generate a report describing the physical, demographic and environmental characteristics of a selected land parcel and its surroundings.