Farm & Agriculture

2019 soybean planting progress and five-year average.
Source: William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold often touts soybean as an amazing, resilient crop. This could be a year when Mother Nature tests its resilience. Wiebold says Missouri farmers got a triple...
Source: William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Several management practices may add a little extra yield to late-planted soybean, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. Record-breaking wet weather set back soybean planting greatly in May....
Source: Jim Humphrey, 816-324-3147 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Motorists should exercise patience and caution as they travel rural roadways this summer, urges Jim Humphrey, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist based in Andrew County. In areas hit by historic flooding this spring, travel...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension agronomists and economists have created a one-stop shop of online resources for crop farmers coping with flooding and persistent rains. Weeks of flooding and heavy rains have prevented planting of crops and harvesting of forages, says MU Extension...
Missouri Corn Growers Association (MCGA) President Mark Scott, a farmer from Wentzville, released the following statement regarding this evening's passage of a federal disaster package that will assist growers impacted by floods. The disaster package includes aid for those who lost stored grain and...
Greg Luce, 573-473-7079; Peter Scharf, 573-882-0777 Ugly corn is better than no corn this year, says University of Missouri Extension corn and small grains specialist Greg Luce. “There are some good corn stands in Missouri this year, but there are a lot of ugly ducklings also,” says Luce. Those...
Source: William Wiebold, 573-673-4128 (cell); 573-882-0621; Greg Luce, 573-473-7079 COLUMBIA, Mo. – As rain pushes corn planting season back yet again, farmers may be better off sticking with poor stands than replanting, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold. Farmers face...
Source: Craig Roberts, 573-882-0481 COLUMBIA, Mo. – A long-delayed spring grass-growing season with frequent rains didn’t give days for making hay. Regrowth season just ahead holds promise, says a University of Missouri forage specialist. Craig Roberts looks to the cool-season grass slump ahead to...
Extensions also available to Many Expiring Contracts WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications beginning June 3, 2019, for certain practices under the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) continuous signup and will offer extensions for expiring CRP...
 Symptoms of Fusarium head blight begin as bleaching of single or multiple florets or spikelets (A) or bleaching of whole portions of the head (B). Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Bissonnette.
Source: Kaitlyn Bissonnette, 573-882-3001 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri wheat growers should scout fields and prepare to spray now to prevent Fusarium head blight (FHB), also called scab, says University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn Bissonnette. Bissonnette says it is too late for...

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