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Moving Delta Agriculture Forward

Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day to highlight work benefiting agriculture

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.

Who’ll Report the Rain?

Volunteer-driven CoCoRaHS includes daily precipitation reports

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.

Listening for Danger

Plants respond to leaf vibrations caused by insects' chewing

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.

A New Tool for Agriculture

CAFNR iPhone app connects users to Mizzou

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.

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Field Days

Events are a chance to learn from researchers at your local research center

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.

The Info Farmers Need

Horizon Point brings weather data through email alerts

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…

Planting Progress

Corn planting on target; 26 percent of crop sowed

With 26 percent of the Missouri corn crop planted, farmers are right on target.

Collegiate Collaboration

At CAFNR's research centers, working with other universities is the norm

At CAFNR’s research centers, working with other universities is the norm.

A Safer Bean

'Healthy' soybeans can replace oils with unsafe trans fats

Researchers at CAFNR have found a way to create soybean oil that has no trans fats.

The 52nd Annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day

Despite warmer temperatures, large crowds attend Field Day

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…