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Event date: May 12, 2022 - May 26, 2022
There will be two MU Extension Forage-Livestock Hour meetings in May. Both meetings will have Dr. Pat Guinan with MU Extension in the atmospheric sciences area provide a weather report. The first noon meeting on May 12th will have ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Interested in an impossible task? Try making dry hay in Missouri in early spring. But baleage can turn spring forage harvest in Missouri into “Mission: Possible.”Baleage is the ensilage of large bales of high-moisture forage, ...
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021
LAMAR, Mo. – Now is the time to scout for fall armyworms in pastures and hayfields, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice.Agronomists in southeastern Missouri and northern Arkansas report sightings of fall armyworm in grass ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Cereal rye as a cover crop may reduce waterhemp populations without yield loss in soybean, according to a three-year study at the University of Missouri.MU Extension weed specialist Mandy Bish and a team of researchers studied how ...
- Published: Friday, June 11, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri livestock and forage specialists are reporting ergot infestations that can cause major losses in livestock, said MU Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts.Ergot can cause severe illness and death in ...
Publication date: May 3, 2022
Chinese chestnut (Castanea mollissima) is an emerging tree nut crop for Missouri and throughout the eastern half of the United States. Chestnut cultivation for nut production in the Midwest and eastern U.S. is accelerating, with the number of farms ...
Publication date: April 4, 2022
Feeding hay to cattle is expensive. Recent analyses show that hay costs between $0.02 and $0.07 per pound of dry matter; usually more than double the cost for the same amount of nutrients from pasture. Hay is expensive because:It requires a large ...
Publication date: March 16, 2022
Black walnuts (Juglans nigra L.) are valued for their uniquely fruity flavor and are often used as an ingredient in baked goods and ice cream or are eaten as a snack food. Although black walnuts can be harvested from wild trees, several cultivars ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2021
Recent public initiatives and USDA programs are putting a focus on producers to improve the health of their soils. Soil health is defined by the USDA-NRCS as “the continued capacity of the soil to function as a vital, living ecosystem that sustains ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2021
Figure 1. Missouri cattle graze on cereal rye in early spring. (Credit: Alan Weber)Cover crop planting is becoming increasingly common in Missouri, practiced on 840,000 acres in 2017, more than double the acreage in 2012. While cover crops have been ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2021
This budget presents information useful to farmers considering industrial hemp production for fiber in Missouri. Because this budget contains much anecdotal, as opposed to research-based information, farmers are encouraged to customize the budget ...
Baleage cuts forage field-curing to about one day, reducing weathering losses and the risk of harvesting low-quality feed. Follow this resource's five steps to make good baleage.
Herbicide program and application timing are important for control of cover crop species. This research evaluated herbicide options for wheat, cereal rye, Italian ryegrass, oats, crimson clover, Austrian winter pea, hairy vetch and a rye/vetch mix.
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- Wayne Flanary FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile
- Amie Schleicher FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Anita Ellis FIELD SPECIALIST IN LIVESTOCK View Profile
- Ernest Lee III FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRONOMY View Profile
- Jim Crawford FIELD SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING View Profile
- Kathi Mecham FIELD SPECIALIST IN HORTICULTURE View Profile