This could be a noisy summer. A brood of 17-year periodical cicadas will emerge in northwestern Missouri, and a brood of 13-year periodical cicadas will surface in southeastern Missouri.
Chiggers are the tiny, immature stage of a large mite called a redbug. These colorless, parasitic larvae measure only 1/150 of an inch in diameter, but they pack a punch with their itchy bites throughout summer.
Producers should check their wooden fences and watering tanks for eastern tent caterpillars.
These fish aren't biting. Paddlefish never do. They eat by filtering plankton as water passes through their gills. Watch the video.
Forests and farms may seem like two completely different things, but agroforestry puts them together. Listen to the audio.
Unsuspecting woodland owners selling timber often fall victim to a practice known as "high-grading" — cutting the best trees and leaving the rest.
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