Pests and diseases

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  • Friday, August 7, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Fungus-infected wheat not bought by grain elevators at harvest may have use as seed for cover crop to protect soil over winter.
  • Monday, August 3, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – New soybean varieties resistant to weedkillers 2,4-D and dicamba are expected to be available to Missouri producers next year, pending regulatory review.
  • Monday, July 27, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – This year’s record-breaking rain and continued wet weather has led to serious problems in wheat fields.
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rain and temperatures are making it “party time” for the fungus that causes brown patch.
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  • Friday, June 5, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Your beautiful tomato plant is setting fruit and soon has nice green tomatoes. Then, to your horror, a dark, sunken spot shows up at the bottom of the fruit. You might think an insect or disease has attacked your plant. But that’s not the case. It’s actually a physiological disorder called blossom-end rot that is caused by a calcium imbalance.
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  • Monday, June 1, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – The second week of June is when chiggers begin digging into Missourians, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Richard Houseman.
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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    ST. LOUIS, Mo.– The emerald ash borer has officially arrived in the city of St. Louis.
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  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Now is the time to kill toxic tall fescue,” says Craig Roberts, forage specialist.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Scout alfalfa now for alfalfa weevils, says a University of Missouri Extension entomologist. Weevil larvae defoliate plants and reduce the quality and quantity of hay.
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  • Monday, April 14, 2014
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Weed control at spring planting, an increasing challenge with herbicide-resistant weeds, presents extra concerns when temperatures stay low, day and night. Weather bears watching more than usual.
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    NOVELTY, Mo. – Zac Erwin stood by a drought-stunted field of Sudangrass as he talked to wagon-loads of field day visitors at the MU Greenley Research Center, Aug. 7.
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. – Building on more than 51 years of service to the agriculture industry, the University of Missouri T.E. “Jake” Fisher Delta Research Center will host its annual Field Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.  
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  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – If the leaves of your roses, shrubs or soybeans look like swiss cheese, the culprit could be Japanese beetles.
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