Farm & Agriculture

NEVADA, Mo. – “I brought it up to test.” University of Missouri Extension agronomist Pat Miller often hears that when farmers talk about crop fertilizer applications. “I do not think it means what you think it means,” Miller says, quoting the movie “The Princess Bride.” According to Miller, people...
Source: David Trinklein, 573-882-9631 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Peonies serve as the traditional flower of Memorial Day. Their huge, lavish blossoms stand as fragrant sentinels in country cemeteries, conjuring memories of times and people past. In the 1800s, when the holiday was called Decoration Day,...
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – Beef producers look at their developing heifers and wonder which one will make them the most profit over her life. With tightening margins the past few years, producers must look to data-driven decisions for their breeding stock, says Reagan Bluel, interim superintendent of the...
Source: Kaitlyn Bissonnette, 573-882-9106 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Three years of research in the “MU Certified” Strip Trial Program shows that applying fungicides to soybean at the R3 growth stage reduces foliar disease and increases yield. University of Missouri Extension plant pathologist Kaitlyn...
MU Extension in Ste. Genevieve is home to the first of three demonstration plots in the state to help develop standardized practices for growing lavender in Missouri. Pictured, from left: MU Extension horticulturists and project researchers Patrick Byers, Kelly McGowan and Kate Kammler.
University of Missouri Extension is about to take some of the guesswork out of growing lavender in Missouri. The first of three lavender demonstration plots in the state was planted May 14 at the MU Extension center in Ste. Genevieve. Two others — at the Springfield Botanical Gardens and the Adair...
Source: Marcia Shannon, 573-882-7859 COLUMBIA, Mo. – When feed prices go up, swine producers usually see profits go down. That’s not the case in 2021. This gives producers an opportunity to look at feeding to heavier weights despite higher feed costs, says University of Missouri Extension swine...
Source: Raymond Massey, 573-884-7788 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Without regular policy checks, farm liability insurance might be like a hospital gown – not enough coverage where you need it most. Thoroughly read your policy regularly and check for gaps and needed updates, says University of Missouri Extension...
Michele Warmund, 573-882-9632 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bees are a fruit tree owner’s friend and need special protection from pesticides, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist Michele Warmund. Bees are essential to pollinate many fruit crops, including apple, pear, Japanese plums, sweet...
How to Water Glass Eggs Author: Carolyn Thomas Preserving eggs by water glassing is a long-standing historical method that works wonderfully for long-term egg storage. Equipment 5-gallon food-grade bucket Ingredients 8 oz Hydrated Lime 8 quarts Filtered Water Fresh Eggs Instructions Start off with...
    These are not pickled eggs. These are homegrown, unwashed eggs stored in lime water. The lime water fills in all the pores of the egg and encases them in a shell of "glass".  Water glassed eggs can last stored at room temperature like this for up to 2 years. This method of preserving raw eggs...

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