The 53rd Annual Field Day will be held on Sept. 2. Registration and breakfast starts at 7 a.m. in Rone Hall, located at the Lee Farm just east of Portageville. Four educational tours will start at 8:30 a.m. and will feature informational talks on cotton, crop protection, soybeans and crop monitoring.
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A valuable tool in monitoring precipitation is CoCoRaHS. The free online database includes daily reports of precipitation collected through a grassroots effort of volunteers that measure and submit to the website at www.cocorahs.org. The data is then mapped out to allow users quick and easy access to rainfall amounts in their area.
In a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis, MU researchers have determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.
The new CAFNR smart phone app features stories, highlights events, showcases CAFNR’s Agricultural Research Centers and provides users a way to easily connect to the college’s social media accounts.
Although the University of Missouri is commonly known for instruction at the campus in Columbia, the MU outreach goes beyond the classroom — it stretches to every corner of Missouri.
Weather is all farmers think about during the spring planting season. From monitoring if and when it will rain to if it is even the right time to plant, a decision that is very critical and often must be made in a matter of a few hours. Horizon Point from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural…
With 26 percent of the Missouri corn crop planted, farmers are right on target.
At CAFNR’s research centers, working with other universities is the norm.
Researchers at CAFNR have found a way to create soybean oil that has no trans fats.
Although some of the warmer temperatures of the month were forecasted, it didn’t keep the crowds away from the 52nd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day. Between the morning’s breakfast, educational tours and an afternoon meal, nearly 1,000 people visited the local research center owned by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources on August 29. Included…