Publications

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  1. No-Till Planting Systems

    No-Till Planting Systems

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    • Reviewed: Oct. 1993

    In no-tillage planting systems, a planting is made directly into an essentially unprepared seedbed. Evaluate the economical and practical feasibility if you consider a no-till planting system. You won't always completely eliminate tillage, and... Read more ...

  2. E3A Biodiesel: Economics

    E3A Biodiesel: Economics

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    • Download: Free
    • Reviewed: Dec. 2019

    This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Biodiesel Applications for the Home, Farm or Ranch series. Biodiesel may be derived from oilseed feedstock, known as virgin oil, or recycled vegetable oil. When feedstock is... Read more ...

  3. Engaging Small Businesses in Rural Economic Development: Seven Guidelines for Success

    Engaging Small Businesses in Rural Economic Development: Seven Guidelines for Success

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    • New: Aug. 2019

    Finding locally led solutions to rural economic development challenges requires the time and capacity of many stakeholders. Practitioners navigate available infrastructure and connectivity, distance to markets, sparse populations, and access to... Read more ...

  4. Forestry Assistance for Landowners

    Forestry Assistance for Landowners

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    • Download: Free
    • Revised: Nov. 2017

    Figure 1Eliminating unwanted and weak trees from an unmanaged woodland (top) produces a healthy forest of high-value crop trees (bottom). Missouri citizens own about 85 percent of the state's 15 million forested acres. Proper care and... Read more ...

  5. Sunflower: An American Native

    Sunflower: An American Native

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    • Reviewed: Oct. 1993

    Of all crops harvested for seed around the world, only one was domesticated in America — sunflower. This widely adapted crop is now grown in every temperate region, including many parts of the U.S.In the U.S., 2.7 million acres were grown in 1991,... Read more ...

  6. Establishing and Managing Riparian Forest Buffers

    Establishing and Managing Riparian Forest Buffers

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    • New: Dec. 2005

    Agroforestry is an integrated set of land management practices that helps land and forest owners to diversify products, markets and farm income, while simultaneously improving soil and water quality, enhancing wildlife habitat and sustaining land... Read more ...

  7. Choosing Terrace Systems

    Choosing Terrace Systems

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    • Reviewed: Oct. 1993

    Terraces are one way to control soil erosion. Crop rotation and tillage practices also control erosion. but they do not provide control of runoff water after heavy rains, Terraces provide this control and should often be a part of your water... Read more ...

  8. All-Weather Concrete Stock Tank

    All-Weather Concrete Stock Tank

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    • Reviewed: Dec. 1996

    A constant supply of clean fresh water is essential to an efficient livestock operation. A system providing water that is neither too cold in winter nor too warm in summer will promote increased consumption and result in better animal performance.The... Read more ...

  9. Integrating Woodland and Wildlife Management Practices on Your Property

    Integrating Woodland and Wildlife Management Practices on Your Property

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    • Reviewed: Nov. 2017

    Many of Missouri's forest landowners are interested in managing their property for wood products and enhanced wildlife habitat (Figure 1). Fortunately, forest and wildlife management are not only compatible, they are interrelated. Depending on... Read more ...

  10. Crop Water Use Program for Irrigation

    Crop Water Use Program for Irrigation

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    • Download: Free
    • New: May 2016

    Water is an important factor that can affect crop yields. University of Missouri Extension developed an online application to help farmers produce higher crop yields by improving irrigation management. The Crop Water Use application can be run on an... Read more ...

  11. Dairy Grazing: Philosophy of Pasture-Based Dairying

    Dairy Grazing: Philosophy of Pasture-Based Dairying

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    • New: March 2012

    This publication is one in a series about operating and managing a pasture-based dairy. Although these publications often refer to conditions in Missouri, many of the principles and concepts described may apply to operations throughout the United... Read more ...

  12. Safe Tractor Operation

    Safe Tractor Operation

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    • Revised: Feb. 2021

    Work-related injuries caused 416 farmer and farm worker deaths in 2017, resulting in a fatality rate of 20.4 deaths per 100,000 farm workers. The National Agricultural Tractor Safety Initiative reports that tractors cause about 50% of all farm worker... Read more ...

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