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Website has information for farmers affected by wet weather in 2015

Frequent and heavy rains this spring and summer have resulted in challenges to plant, crop and animal agriculture. This website contains our best information to assist those impacted. Read more

Easy-to-understand beef genomics now on eXtension website

Beef herd owners facing genetic data overload at breeding time can find help. A new website, eBEEF.org, is live. Read more

MU Extension offers help to reduce atrazine runoff

Atrazine, which is a popular and inexpensive weed control herbicide, is used on approximately 85 percent of the state's cornfields. It is one of the most effective water-soluble herbicides on the market. Read more

Label changes eliminate over-the-counter availability

According to the FDA, this rule is part of an overall strategy to ensure judicious use of feed-grade and water-soluble antibiotics in food-producing animals. Read more

Reduced-cost farm energy audits available through MU Extension

Have an energy audit before making a big investment in energy efficiency on your farm. Read more

Biological Control: Using Worms to Control Grubs

Nematodes are unnoticed, microscopic roundworms that dominate our living world. While minute, their overall numbers are not. Four out of every five animals on earth is a nematode. Read more

Against the grain

If you don't work on a farm, a bin full of grain may not look dangerous. Watch the video. Read more

Ridding farm of toxic fescue begins on infected hay fields

Renovate hay fields first when replacing toxic fescue with new novel endophyte varieties. Read more

Program to reduce bee kills

The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift. Read more

Sugarcane aphids may be problem for sorghum growers in 2015

Missouri sorghum growers may find white sugarcane aphids gumming up harvest equipment and reducing yields this fall. Read more

The sky's the limit for UAVs in agriculture

The next generation of farmhands might be able to leap over barbed-wire fences and towering cornstalks in a single bound. Read more

Land prices peaking; cattle still on the rise

Farmland prices depend on interest rates and returns that can be generated by that land. Interest rates are steady but returns per acre have declined as crop prices have dropped. Read more

Free online tool helps growers with nitrogen application decisions

The tool combines historical weather data and fieldwork conditions with economic considerations to determine the feasibility and profitability of post-planting nitrogen application. Read more

Pasture-based dairies provide management and lifestyle choices

Since switching to pasture-based rotational grazing 17 years ago, dairy farmer Charles Fletcher has expanded his operation, increased his bottom line and has more time to make music. Watch the video. Read more

Different distillers grains may change feed rations

Ethanol plants are getting more efficient at extracting fuel from corn, and that can affect the quality of distillers grains, a byproduct of ethanol production often used as an economical feed alternative for hogs and poultry. Read more

Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm

In the time it takes a person with average reaction time to hit the off button, a 540 rpm PTO can wrap the operator around the shaft. Read more

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