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- Published: Thursday, July 28, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Drought throughout much of Missouri has renewed interest in how to price silage. An updated University of Missouri Extension publication looks at silage costs and revenues.Given current corn and input prices, MU Extension economists ...
- Published: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Extreme heat affects plants differently than humans.With triple-digit temperatures this summer, grain crop growers should understand how heat affects plants, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.First, human ...
- Published: Thursday, June 16, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’s not cool to be hot, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. Water, rest and shade help workers beat the heat.During heat waves, farmers and ranchers face increased risk of ...
- Published: Monday, July 13, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Moderate drought for as little as five consecutive days can cause major damage in corn, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.Unusually dry conditions, largely concentrated in southwestern Missouri ...
Publication date: July 1, 2022
Figure 1. Agricultural producers should consider the current price of corn and inputs for pricing corn silage. Silage is the harvest of whole corn plants at 60 to 70 percent whole plant moisture. Optimal harvest occurs when kernels are at 1/2 milk ...
Publication date: April 21, 2022
What should I put my family’s disaster supplies kit in? Disaster Supplies kits can be large or small depending on how many persons you have to gather supplies for in your household. Remember that for your home disaster supplies kit you should ...
Publication date: April 1, 2021
Weather variability is one of the largest sources of risk in agricultural production. Livestock producers forced to sell animals because of weather-related conditions (such as flood, drought or other conditions that cause a shortage of water or feed) ...
Publication date: March 1, 2021
Figure 1. A weather event such as a drought can impact crop production, farm income and taxation situations.Weather variability is one of the largest sources of risk in agricultural production (see Figure 1). Congress has recognized the impact of ...
Publication date: June 1, 2014
As much as 80 percent of the water used around the home during summer is used outside. Watering the lawn is the main outside water use. During dry summers, local water authorities may cut off water for outside use or only allow watering on certain ...
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2012
Many Missouri ponds are watershed ponds that rely on surface runoff to maintain proper water levels (Figure 1). Continued drought combined with high temperatures can have devastating effects on fish ponds. Drought conditions tend to reveal poor pond ...
Providing information and resources about drought monitoring and mitigation. Focused mostly on Missouri.
Bob Schultheis with the University of Missouri Extension in Webster County offers some tips on irrigating trees when in a drought.
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