Division News

Show-Me-Select heifers average $1,555 in first spring sale at Farmington
In the first sale of the year, April 20, the 150 Show-Me-Select replacement heifers averaged $1,555 per head. - Apr 23, 2018

Uncommon mite shows up in SW Missouri wheat fields
An unusual pest-winter grain mite-has appeared in southwestern Missouri wheat fields. - Apr 20, 2018

First MU Master Pollinator Steward classes begin in May
The first series of University of Missouri Extension Master Pollinator Steward classes begins mid-May in Jefferson City. - Apr 19, 2018

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame inducts George Washington Carver
Missouri native George Washington Carver was named the second member of the Missouri Soybean Center Hall of Fame during the third annual Soybean Symposium in April. - Apr 16, 2018

Don't let April snow showers dull May flowers
April's cold start in Missouri reminds gardeners that planting date is a matter of risk versus reward, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. - Apr 12, 2018

Cold start to April delays crops
April's cold start in Missouri has limited fieldwork and delayed planting for farmers and gardeners. - Apr 11, 2018

Grazing school set for May 9-10 in Osceola
St. Clair County Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, University of Missouri Extension, and Missouri Forage and Grassland Council will hold a school on management-intensive grazing May 9-10 in Osceola. - Apr 10, 2018

SW Mo. dairy and creamery sees positive changes with pack barns
Brothers Dwight and David Fry remember the day that they decided to build bedded pack barns for their dairy cows. - Apr 06, 2018

Calibrachoa: Petunia's pretty little cousin takes center stage in 2018
While new flowering species are introduced on a fairly regular basis, very few have supplanted longtime garden favorites such as geraniums and petunias, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. An exception is calibrachoa, or "callie" for short. - Apr 04, 2018

Grain bin safety promoted April 9-13
Five seconds. That is all it takes for flowing grain to trap a farmer. In 60 seconds, grain engulfs and suffocates the farmer. - Apr 03, 2018

MU Extension kicks off second year of hops field days
University of Missouri Extension kicks off its second year of hops field days Wednesday, April 18, at Bradford Research Center, Columbia. - Apr 02, 2018

Farmers get latest research at MU soybean symposium
Tight crop profits cause farmers to plant more soybean acres. - Mar 30, 2018

MU plant scientist to speak on Callery pear at April 13 event in Columbia
Reid Smeda, University of Missouri plant scientist, will speak on the Bradford pear tree and its cousins at a Callery pear educational event hosted by the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force. - Mar 30, 2018

4-H to award funding to state programs to grow true leaders
4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, is calling on alumni and supporters to raise their hands to help bring 4-H to 10 million youth by 2025. Currently, 4-H empowers nearly 6 million young people in every county across America, including more than 190,000 4-H'ers in Missouri. - Mar 30, 2018

Planning, patience lead to better forage and cattle
Patience pays off for cattle producers who wait for fescue to grow some before turning cattle out for spring grazing, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis. - Mar 30, 2018

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