Farm & Agriculture

Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat.
Agriculture workers are 20 times more likely than other workers to die from heat. Heat deaths are 100 percent preventable with water, rest and shade, says University of Missouri Extension health and safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch. That is why she encourages everyone to support the “Summer 2017...
This year’s delayed hay harvest calls for hay testing. University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Anthony Ohmes says farmers benefit from routine hay testing. Hay quality varies based on forage species, maturity, management, harvest conditions, and insect or disease damage. Guessing the...
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017. “County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs...
Armyworm, Photo by Marlin E. Rice
Much of the armyworm damage has occurred in counties that have pastureland. There are several resources at the University of Missouri Extension website, which can help you with the identification and understanding of this pest. These resources can be found at https://ipm.missouri.edu/IPCM/. The...
The perfect corn stand emerges and then you scout again and corn plants are dying or missing. After emergence, this is the stage when the plant is transitioning from the being dependent on the seed to establishing roots and capturing sunlight. Our corn is past this stage but looking at many fields...
Popcorn will take longer to grow than sweet corn.
Some gardeners are natural experimenters, always looking for a new crop to try. After a while, tomatoes, green beans and sweet corn become passé, so they start looking from something else to add to their garden. If you fall into the above category and are looking for something a little different to...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – For some jobs, farmers need help. Custom operators provide a wide range of services. The jobs vary from tillage and planting to spreading fertilizer and harvesting grain and hay. Big jobs might be building fence or moving dirt. A University of Missouri Extension price guide lists...
Even after a flood of rain, a cleansing rain will be welcomed.
COLUMBIA, Mo.—Wheat flooded before harvest brings questions from affected farmers. What do they do now? University of Missouri Extension field crops specialists said, “Wait and see.” During a weekly teleconference, field staff answered questions from farmers. Dirty or even mud-caked wheat could...
Corn growers facing replanting decisions because of flooding and saturated soils have time to safely plant corn through the end of May and even into early June. That is the advice from University of Missouri Extension agronomy specialist Greg Luce. He notes that growers vary in their regional...
This year’s Tree Farm Conference will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 on Jim Ball’s Tree Farm near Chillicothe, Missouri. Jim was selected as the 2016 Missouri Outstanding Tree Farmer and is being judged for the Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer for the eleven state North Central...

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