Late-planted crops face insect damage

Late planting puts Missouri crops at risk of insect infestation this year, says University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice. He gave growers tips on what to look for at a recent field day at Bradford Research Center in Columbia.

Meeting planned to provide input for NRCS programs

    A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 9:30 a.m. on July 30, 2019 at Peoples Bank Annex Meeting Room in Cuba.

New tests by MU scientists will kill weed seeds before they become weeds

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kill seeds before they become hard-to-kill weeds. That plan will be studied by Kevin Bradley with help from Missouri farmers.
The University of Missouri Extension weed specialist plans research on crushing seeds before they hit the ground. That stops weeds competing with crops next season. Over time, that depletes soil seed banks.